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14 Apr 2017

Environmental Scientist

Job Description

This position primarily is geared to field collection and analysis of water, soil, vegetation, wetland and wildlife data, much of it impacted by oil and gas activities and spill response. Responsibilities may also include GPS navigation & GIS data collection, developing proposals, creating and maintaining rapport with clientele, managing travel logistics and generating project reports. Operation and maintenance of field equipment, ATVs and utility vehicles is necessary to complete many field tasks. This work is physically demanding and mentally challenging. Work is often conducted on active oil and gas sites, remote locations and under variable outdoor conditions which may include immoderate temperatures, terrain, precipitation and wind. Travel to job sites throughout western ND and eastern MT is required approximately 50% of the time.

  • A minimum of BS/BA in earth sciences (botany, ecology, soils, watershed science, natural resource management or similar field). An MS is a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years or more experience working in or with the environmental departments in the oil/gas industry, mining or environmental consulting with emphasis in the northern Great Plains states (experience as a consultant is a plus).
  • Experience with permitting processes and associated federal and ND and MT state regulations is needed, including: SMCRA; Corps of Engineers; EPA: CWA, CAA, NPDES; State Engineer Offices; RCRA and T&E Species Act. Solid knowledge of environmental standards, regulations and procedures.
  • Experience and willingness to work outdoors (some overnight and out of town travel required).
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, AutoCAD Map and ESRI (ArcMap).
  • Excellent time and budget management skills.
  • Oil and Gas related spill emergency response and cleanup.
  • Must enjoy working for a small business with a fast-paced, multifaceted work environment. Must have a demonstrated ability to lead project teams as well as an ability to work independently.

Additional experiences and training in the following areas are a plus:

  • GPS Data Collection and Analysis
  • ArcGIS mapping
  • Hazwoper 40 hour
  • Mechanical aptitude for pump and monitoring equipment maintenance and repair


Professional positions within the firm are exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. HMI offers a competitive benefits package including full medical coverage, cell phone, paid holidays and vacation and a 401(k) retirement plan. Reimbursement for relocation to Williston, ND.

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