Entry-Level Water Resources Scientist

Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. - Jefferson City, MO4.0

The selected candidate will focus on solving our clients’ water quality challenges related to NPDES, TMDLs and CSOs as driven by Clean Water Act requirements and should expect to develop experience related to water quality and biota sampling, data analysis, and reporting. Sound interesting?

Some of the key responsibilities for the entry-level water resources scientist position include:

Performing storm water, surface water and natural resource field investigations (BMPs, water quality, water quantity, aquatic biological, WET, etc.);
Maintenance of various monitoring equipment used during field evaluations;
Operation and towing of field sampling vessels;
Reviewing Missouri Operating Permits (NPDES);
Managing, evaluating, and summarizing monitoring data; and
Preparing technical documents.
You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture, as you kick start your career. Here are some other things you should know about a typical entry-level water resources scientist position with Geosyntec:

Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, Missouri Boater Safety Certification (or equivalent), defensive driving certification, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
Fieldwork: Up to 70%.
Overnight travel: Up to 10%.
Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative.

BS degree in environmental or civil engineering, natural resources science (e.g., fisheries, biology, ecology etc.). (required)
Advanced degree in environmental or civil engineering or natural resources science (e.g., fisheries, biology, ecology etc.). (preferred) [Practical work experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree].
1 – 2 years of research or related experience. (preferred)
Proficiency operating outboard motor boats, 16 to 25 feet. (preferred)
Proficiency towing and backing trailers. (preferred)
Experience related to surface water, storm water, biological monitoring or other environmental monitoring. (preferred)
Knowledge of Missouri NPDES operating permits. (preferred)
Experience with geographic information systems (GIS) and database management software. (preferred)
Experience in conducting wetland, or terrestrial and aquatic biological surveys. (preferred)
Ability to lift and/or move 30 to 49 pounds unaided and 50 to 100 pounds with assistance.(required)
Ability to work outdoors in extreme environments. (required)
Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. (required)

Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.


Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/.

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/employee-benefits.