Entry-Level Geologist or Scientist in Boise, ID

Job title: Entry-Level Geologist or Scientist

Company: Brown and Caldwell

Job description: Description :

The Brown and Caldwell Boise office has a job opportunity for a self-motivated geologist, hydrogeologist or scientist to join our local Private Sector Enterprise. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a growth-oriented professional consulting office with a diverse technical staff of geologists, engineers, and scientists. The selected candidate will work with and be mentored by strong, nationally recognized, senior staff working on a variety of environmental and water resources related projects.

Detailed Description:

  • Provides geological or hydrogeological support on a variety of environmental services projects.
  • Conducts and manages field investigation activities, including installation of soil borings, monitoring well installations, collection of soil and water samples, installation of vapor probes and collection of vapor samples, and preparation of planning documents and investigation results reports
  • Oversees drilling subcontractors, lithologic logging of soil, interpretation of geologic depositional environments and hydrogeologic conditions
  • Performs data collection and documentation related to field activities, including soil, groundwater, and surface water sampling.
  • Office work may include the reduction of field data, construction of boring logs and geologic cross sections, analyses of aquifer test data, groundwater flow and contaminant fate and transport modeling, preparation of figures, and report preparation
  • Manage tasks and assignments to meet critical deadlines and budgets
  • Communicate findings to senior staff and make recommendations as appropriate
  • Draft technical memoranda, reports, and design documents
  • Coordinate field efforts; adhere to and assist with the development of work plans and health and safety plans

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • B.S. in Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, or related field required, M.S. a plus
  • 0-5 years of professional experience
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, results-oriented, reliable, and able to work well with a wide variety of coworkers and subcontractors
  • Must be willing to work in the field year-round, potentially for extended periods of time, and perform physically demanding work (see requirements below) in remote locations
  • Ability and willingness to travel 50-80%
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER certification is preferred but not required
  • 24-hour MSHA certifications preferred but not required
  • Geology candidates should have a strong desire and be motivated to obtain a Geologist-in-Training certification then Registered Professional Geologist licensure in the state of Idaho within 3-5 years
  • Excellent verbal communication and technical writing capabilities required
  • Capable of working in a team environment and handling multiple tasks with competing priorities
  • Excellent geological interpretation and lithologic identification skills
  • Field assignments require extensive travel year-round with overnight stay outside the Boise area, potentially for extended periods of time. Field assignments may also occur in the late evening, early morning hours.
  • Highly organized, reliable, and able to work well with others
  • Must be proficient in using standard computer programs (i.e., MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook); experience with MS Project, MS Access, AutoCad, ArcGIS, and/or boring log software (e.g., gINT) a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability to work for short periods of time in extreme temperatures including heat and cold.
  • Ability to wear required safety equipment at sites including hard hats, steel toed boots (or other approved toe protection), safety glasses, etc.
  • Ability to operate a 4-wheel drive BC pickup truck to commute to jobsites and to access work areas.
  • Ability to remain alert and vigilant while working around construction equipment and be able to walk swiftly for a short distance to clear an area where a potential hazard is identified.
  • Ability to climb stairs (2-3 flights) or ladders (up to 24-foot typically) to access structures for visual inspection.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Salary Range: The anticipated starting pay range for this position is based on the employee’s primary work location and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Location A: $55,000 – $75,000

You can view which BC location applies to you If you have any questions, please speak with your Recruiter.

Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click to see our full list of benefits.

About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 2,000 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For 75 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Expected salary: $55000 – 75000 per year

Location: Boise, ID

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