Associate Environmental Scientist/Environmental Scientist
Company: San Francisco Estuary Institute
Posted on: November 24, 2022
*Environmental Scientist or **Associate Environmental
* Richmond, California
* Clean Water Program
* Experience Level: Some Experience or combination of experience
* Salary: $73,000 to $100,000 depending on experience
* Date of first review: Week of December 5, 2022
The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) seeks an environmental
scientist or engineer to join an interdisciplinary team
investigating the transport and fate of microplastics and
contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in San Francisco Bay and
surrounding watersheds. This work will be carried out in support of
the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco
Bay (RMP) as well as other Clean Water Program efforts. This is a
full-time, Bay Area-based, hybrid office position for a researcher
with a master's degree or PhD in environmental chemistry,
environmental science, environmental engineering, or related
Responsibilities for this position include design and
implementation of contaminant monitoring studies, analysis of data
and preparation of written reports, and communication of findings
to local stakeholders and the broader scientific community. Among
other field efforts, this position includes a substantial
contribution to the stormwater monitoring program, which involves
stormwater sampling and other field work.
If you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't
align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we
encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate
for this, or one of our other roles.
* Master's degree plus 2 years of experience or PhD in
environmental chemistry, environmental science, environmental
engineering, or another related scientific field.
* Experience with environmental chemistry or environmental science,
including field work, literature review, data analysis, and report
* Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills and
ability to synthesize information.
* Experience with technical project management, organizational
skills, and ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet
* Ability to work well in teams as well as independently with
general direction from senior scientific staff.
* Ability to contribute to and eventually lead aspects of field
work that may involve working unusual hours (e.g., late nights,
early mornings, and weekends) and carrying 40 pound field equipment
for short durations.
* Valid Driver's License.
* Experience working on the fate and transport of CECs and/or
microplastics would be advantageous.
* Experience with stormwater sampling is not required but would be
advantageous. In lieu of stormwater monitoring experience, other
rugged field work and/or a general comfort with adverse conditions
in the outdoors should be described.
* Matching contributions to retirement plan (403B)
* Medical Insurance: health, vision, dental
* Hybrid workplace
* 12+ paid holidays, plus vacation days starting at 3 weeks
About the Clean Water Program and the Regional Monitoring
SFEI's Clean Water Program is one of the nation's premier water
quality science programs. It anticipates and meets the water
quality data needs of policy-makers, resource managers, and the
public. It helps the public, regulators, and those who discharge
into our waters create more effective policies to ensure the health
of our waters.
SFEI's novel and multifaceted Regional Monitoring Program uses
pooled funds from dischargers and dredgers to evaluate water
quality, and works in collaboration with governmental agencies and
NGOs to provide the best science to make robust decisions for the
sustainable stewardship of San Francisco Bay. The RMP conducts
monitoring of water (including stormwater), sediment, and biota
(e.g., sport fish, bird eggs), as well as special studies on high
priority topics, such as CECs and microplastics.
San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization that has a 25-year track record of providing robust
and innovative science to decision-makers, policy-makers,
practitioners, and community members to measurably improve the
health and resiliency of Bay-Delta ecosystems. As a boundary
organization, SFEI operates at the interface between science and
policy, recognized nationally for our ability to build consensus to
support effective environmental decision-making and policy. Our
mission is to deliver visionary science that empowers people to
revitalize nature in our communities.
SFEI employs an interdisciplinary staff of more than 70. Our
operations and IT staff are the backbone of our organization and
keep everything running smoothly. SFEI has three major programs:
Clean Water, Environmental Informatics, and Resilient Landscapes.
Our program staff represent numerous scientific and technological
fields, including chemistry, modeling, ecology, wildlife biology,
landscape planning, historical ecology, geomorphology, geospatial
analysis, and web development.
For more information on our mission, values, programs, and staff,
visit the San Francisco Estuary Institute website.
Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer
At SFEI, we celebrate the diversity of our staff and the places we
serve, and recognize the value and strength of diversity. We are
committed to growing together and creating a more diverse and
inclusive workplace. In 2022, SFEI developed and adopted mission
and vision statements for DEIJ within and beyond our organization.
We also created an action plan which is currently underway. We
strongly encourage applications from women-identified people,
people of color, and people with other identities commonly
under-represented in environmental science. We invite you to share
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San Francisco Estuary Institute is proud to be an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to
providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination
and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions are based on
business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, including sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin,
physical or mental disability, family or parental status, protected
Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
federal, state, or local law.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled
veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are
unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website or
application portal as a result of your disability. To request an
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Please note that SFEI cannot sponsor an employment visa (e.g.,
H-1B) to fill this position.
In the spirit of a fair hiring process, no phone calls please.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $73,000.00 - $100,000.00 per year%58047475%
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