Local recruitment: Scientist-Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Richland, WA, US

Job Description

  • Studies the interaction of th environment with human activities

  • Uses scientific principles, instrument measurements, computer models, data analysis and knowledge of policy and regulatory drivers to study the environment and/or develop solutions to environmental problems.

  • Leverages knowledge and tools from fields such as ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, geochemistry, soil science, geology, hydrology, etc.

  • Leadership experience in policy and natural resource management especially as it relates to fisheries management

  • Demonstrates creative problem solving when faced with contentious and complex natural resource management challenges

  • Strong analytical, legal and modeling capabilities as demonstrated through science and technical reports, presentations and peer-reviewed publications

  • Subject matter expertise in federal, state, and tribal natural resource laws and regulations especially around the Endangered Species Act

The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate based on the following:

Level II: Leads specific tasks of the project to meet scope, schedule and budget. Expected to contribute professionally, building a professional reputation for technical expertise. Fully applying and interpreting standard theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies. Contributes technical content to proposals and develops business through excellent project performance.

Level III : Manages small to moderate projects and/or major project tasks. Integrates intellectual and technical capabilities of work teams. Enhances technical/professional skills of junior staff through active mentoring and training. Generates ideas for new proposals and participates in business development activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 2 years’ experience

  • MS/MA with 0 years’ experience

  • PhD with 0 years’ experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with 3+ years of experience or PhD with at least 1 year of experience.

  • Degree should be in natural sciences or a closely related field. MS or PhD preferred.

  • Experience working on resource management issues and environmental policy.

  • Experience securing project funding, working with or leading technical teams, and the ability to manage research projects.

  • Experience with data analysis and modeling.

  • Experience with technical writing for both technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

  • This position is based in Richland; some travel to other locations may be required.

Directorate: Energy & Environment

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: Ecology

Opening Date: 2020-03-12

Closing Date: 2020-03-26