Environmental Science Jobs

Environmental Science Job Overview

Environmental science employees are responsible for a wide array of tasks that require knowledge in natural sciences. This includes protecting the environment and human health, cleaning polluted areas, advising policy makers, planning environmental conservation, and working with companies to reduce waste. Work is conducted in either an office or a laboratory depending on the nature of the job. Specialized candidates, such as domestic green engineers, help develop streamlined systems to achieve these goals. Daily environmental science tasks might include:
  • Laboratory and field testing for pollution
  • Working with government agencies
  • Monitoring projects in the field
  • Managing areas of public land
  • Coordinating various projects
  • Supervising the work of scientists, such as botanists and chemists

Environmental Science Job Education Requirements

Because environmental science jobs cover a wide spectrum of occupations, the education requirements vary dramatically. For lower-end positions such as an environmental technician, you only need an associate's degree, while positions such as a project manager or an environmental engineer would need a bachelor's degree, with a strong preference towards a master's degree. Job experience can also play a pivotal role in finding employment, as some of these jobs require management or supervisory experience.

Many environmental science jobs may also require state licenses depending on where the work is taking place. Other certifications may be required, such as the Professional Engineering (PE) exam along with a degree from an accredited university.

Environmental Science Job Market

The demand by employers for people who work in sustainability has skyrocketed in the past decade with growth over the next 10 years projected at 15 percent to 19 percent, which is well above the national average of 11%. Finding a job is possible just about anywhere in the country, as the federal government has enacted higher environmental standards in recent years that affect every layer of the infrastructure. In particular, oil rich areas of the country are searching for environmental science employees to find creative ways to reduce pollution in the surrounding area.

Environmental Science Job Salary Information

The monetary compensation for environmental science jobs is diverse. Jobs requiring associate's degrees, such as forest conservationists, make $33,920 on average, while highly specialized jobs such as geologists can make over $90,000 a year. Employees that gain relevant work experience in the field can easily increase their income, with master's degrees recipients usually making a six-figure salary within a few years of being on the job.
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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services delivering the best solutions to meet our clients' needs. With more than 14,000 employees, 350 offices ...
Alcoa Inc. Alcoa Center, PA
Position DescriptionAlcoa has set a very challenging environment, health, and safety (EHS) related sustainable development goals, which includes beneficial use of Alcoa’s process by-product, i.e., bauxite residue. In this regard, the main role of the Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology (ESST) Project Leader is to serve as the principal technical and program management lead for strategic...
City of New York, NY New York City, NY, 10008
Job Description The Office of Public Health Engineering (PHE) is responsible for conducting special inspections and investigations in difficult or unusual circumstances, such as water borne disease, outbreaks, drowning investigations and sewer main water breaks. The Office of Public Health Engineering through technical monitoring, surveillance and enforcement action as necessary to ensure that th...
Lockheed Martin Corporation Clarksburg, PA, 15725
Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions is pursuing the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) Research and Development Implementation and Support (RADIS) Services contract based in Morgantown, WV with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Albany, OR. There are multiple positions available and candidates can be located in in Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA or Albany, OR; please indicate location preference on your...
Lockheed Martin Corporation Clarksburg, PA, 15725
Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions is pursuing the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) Research and Development Implementation and Support (RADIS) Services contract based in Morgantown, WV with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Albany, OR. There are multiple positions available and candidates can be located in in Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA or Albany, OR; please indicate location preference on your...
Job Description Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions is pursuing the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) Research and Development Implementation and Support (RADIS) Services contract based in Morgantown, WV with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Albany, OR. There are multiple positions available and candidates can be located in in Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA or Albany, OR; please indicate location p...
Job Description The selected candidate can work in either the Clarksburg, WV, White Hall, WV or Pittsburgh, PA work locations. Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions is pursuing the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) Research and Development Implementation and Support (RADIS) Services contract based in Morgantown, WV with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Albany, OR. Lockheed Martin has a history of t...
Job Description Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions is pursuing the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) Research and Development Implementation and Support (RADIS) Services contract based in Morgantown, WV with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Albany, OR. There are multiple positions available and candidates can be located in in Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA or Albany, OR; please indicate location p...
Lockheed Martin Clarksburg, PA
The selected candidate can work in either the Clarksburg, WV, White Hall, WV or Pittsburgh, PA work locations. Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions is pursuing the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) Research and Development Implementation and Support (RADIS) Services contract based in Morgantown, WV with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Albany, OR. Lockheed Martin has a history of taking on large ch...
Lockheed Martin Clarksburg, PA
Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions is pursuing the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) Research and Development Implementation and Support (RADIS) Services contract based in Morgantown, WV with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Albany, OR. There are multiple positions available and candidates can be located in in Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA or Albany, OR; please indicate location preference on your...
Lockheed Martin Clarksburg, PA
Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions is pursuing the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) Research and Development Implementation and Support (RADIS) Services contract based in Morgantown, WV with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Albany, OR. There are multiple positions available and candidates can be located in in Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA or Albany, OR; please indicate location preference on your...
Alcoa has set very challenging environment, health, and safety (EHS) related sustainable development goals as well as commercialization of Alcoa’s homegrown technology in the area of water treatment and process residuals management. In this regard, the main role of the Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology (ESST) senior engineer is to serve as the principal technical and project managemen...
Alcoa has set a very challenging environment, health, and safety (EHS) related sustainable development goals, which includes beneficial use of Alcoa’s process by-product, i.e., bauxite residue. In this regard, the main role of the Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology (ESST) Project Leader is to serve as the principal technical and program management lead for strategic residue reuse and c...
Tetra Tech, Inc. (Tetra Tech) a leader in consulting, engineering, environmental science and technical services worldwide has challenging opportunities for highly motivated professionals in our growing Resource Management & Energy Division. We are a diverse company, embracing talented individuals with expertise in science, engineering, construction, research, and information technology. Our streng...
Flint Hills Resources, LLC (http://www.fhr.com/) operates oil refineries and chemical plants across North America. Our Port Arthur, TX chemical plant is hiring an Environmental Team Leader to join our team. Flint Hills is part of Koch Industries (http://www.kochind.com/), a global leader in a number of industrial markets with a presence in 60 countries and over 80,000 employees. The opportunities ...
Civil/Environmental Engineer Pacific Western Technologies, Ltd. – Lakewood, CO Pacific Western Technologies, Ltd. (PWT) is a professional-services firm specializing in providing both public- and private-sector clients with environmental engineering and environmental science consulting services, as well as facility management, information management, and project management support. PWT contribute...
Our client, a well-established environmental firm is seeking a Geologist, or Environmental Scientist for their Cherry Hill, New Jersey office. Primary responsibilities include soil and groundwater remediation projects, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), report writing, and client relations. Thorough working knowledge of New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), New ...
DeMaio's Incorporated, an environmental contracting, consulting, and engineering firm is seeking a staff level environmental scientist, geologist, or engineer. Position is full time, however we would consider part time candidates. This position requires knowledge of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (NJDEP) Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, NJDEP Site Remediation ...
Job Description: Overview: FMC Corporation is committed to providing employees with ample opportunities to contribute, lead and be recognized as innovators, to look beyond barriers to provide solutions, to be challenged in what they do and to love doing it. FMC is an S&P 500, diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century. As a...
Overview: CEG is recruiting for a project manager to perform Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and / or Property Condition Assessments. We currently have contract / per project job opportunities as well as full time positions available. Candidate can work from home. CEG has multiple project management positions open including field inspectors, writers, reviewers as well as client management ...

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