Environmental Scientist III

Environmental Scientist III
Full-Time Environmental Scientist III at LATA
Available Openings: 1
Apply By: May 31, 2024
Industry: Mid-Level
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: 79,000.00
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

LATA is currently searching for an Environmental Scientist III for the Site Environmental Compliance section for the project in Carlsbad, New Mexico. This is a government contract to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supporting the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The WIPP Site Environmental Compliance section of LATA provides environmental regulatory technical expertise on all facets of environmental compliance at the WIPP facility. The Environmental Scientist III works collaboratively with the Management & Operating Contractor, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), various Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site departments, waste-disposal and analytical laboratory subcontractors, and other environmental groups within the LATA organization to ensure that Federal, State, and any local regulatory requirements are satisfied. Areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: • Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) • Clean Water Act (CWA) • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) • Environmental Management Systems (EMS)


• Work with a group of professionals performing activities of environmental compliance for the WIPP facility in the areas listed above, including all reports and regulatory requirements for each area. • Interface with DOE-CBFO personnel during operational activities and submission of reports.• Interface with regulatory agencies such as NMED and EPA personnel during inspections, new permit acquisition, and established permit requirements and modifications. • Interface with other departments to ensure that aspects of environmental compliance is considered during project development and implementation. • Sample waste containers for hazardous waste constituents and manage waste according to RCRA requirements. • Sample waste containers for low-level radioactive waste characterization and manage waste according to DOE requirements.


• Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Engineering, or other technical area. • 3 to 5 years of experience in environmental compliance. • Broad knowledge of environmental laws and regulations. • Knowledge of sampling for hazardous constituents and RCRA requirements. • Effective verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other individuals and project groups is highly encouraged. • Attention to detail. Initiative is required. • Ability to use Microsoft Office to prepare Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and reports. • Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with various site-wide departments and organizations.


Contact: Whitney Ball
930 N Canal
Carlsbad, NM, NM 88220
United States