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Tetra Tech Environmental Scientists, Engineers, & Biologists - SD in San Diego, California

Environmental Scientists, Engineers, & Biologists - SD

San Diego, California, United States



Requisition # 10300001060

Post Date Oct 14, 2021

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Tetra Tech currently seeking severalJunior to Mid-Level, Environmental Scientists, Engineers and Biologiststo support Wildfire Remediation Work in Northern California.

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Selected candidates will be responsible for overseeing and supporting the field work conducted by water quality professionals, Biologists, and Archaeologists in addressing the environmental requirements of disaster debris removal and hazard tree program. Selected candidates will conduct site assessments, multimedia sampling, air monitoring, and health and safety in a differing levels of PPE.

All work is done in teams of 2, reporting through incident command system.

This position is in the field 100% of the time in Northern California.Work will consist of working 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, 10 – 12 hour days and will average 50 – 60 hours per week. Extensive travel is required and varies based on project requirements; includes weekend travel and work.

Tetra Tech will provide travel, per diem, and housing accommodations when on travel, unless staff are local to the site. Full relocation will not be necessary.

This is a part-time, temporary position.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate is required to haveeithera BS degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, or Biologyor a minimum of 2 years of experience conducting at least one of the following:

  • Stormwater bmp assessment, monitoring, and/or installation on debris removal and hazard tree removal Operations or similar projects.

  • Environmental site assessments for disaster debris removal Operations and/or environmental remediation or environmental assessment soil sampling experience. Alternatively, may have experience conducting environmental field monitoring programs or other comparable background.

  • Ambient and construction related air monitoring sampling equipment setup and take down on debris removal and hazard tree removal Operations or similar projects.

In addition:

  • Experience in GIS, data base management, working with big data, and SQL Server Data Base Management is a plus.

  • Highly motivated, customer focused, and work well in a team environment.

  • Ability to manage a heavy workload and travel.

  • Excellent communication, client interaction, and organizational skills

  • Proficient with MS Office applications required.

  • 40 hour-HAZWOPER certificate (must be current or within 2 years of completion of initial class)ORable complete 40 – hour HAZWOPER prior to first day of employment is required.


  • You will drive on a regular basis, must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Requires passing a motor vehicle record (MVR) background check and maintaining a safe driving record.

  • Heavy lifting of field sampling and other equipment is required.

  • Candidate must also meet physical demands of hazardous waste site work.

  • Must be able to work out in the field in ALL weather conditions, in all seasons, including hot and cold weather. This position is out in the field 100% of the time in one of 10 counties in Northern California.

  • Must be able to travel and work weekends.


  • B.S. in environmental science, engineering, chemistry, biology or related degree preferred (see above requirments if you do not have a degree).

  • Current 40-hour HAZWOPER is required prior to start date.

  • 40-hour OSHA, ICS or related training a plus.

    Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

    Explore our open positions at Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:

    LinkedIn: @TetraTechCareers

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    Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

    Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor, and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Please no phone calls or agencies.

Additional Information

  • Organization: 103 EMI