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Jr Environmental Scientist
Title:Jr Environmental Scientist
Requisition Date:10/13/2020
Requisition ID:2139
Position Category:Business Analytics/Intelligence
Security Clearance:Public Trust
Location:New Orleans, LA

Acquisition Professionals LLC is looking for a Junior Environmental Scientist to support our client in New Orleans, LA. The Junior Scientist will support the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council and aid with large Ecosystem Restoration Projects. Additional responsibilities can be found below:

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Support for Grant Application Reviews, Technical Oversight and Environmental Compliance
  • Support Program staff tracking of applications assignments and reviews; and technical

oversight of awarded projects, reporting dates, and oversight needs

  • Work with Program staff to ensure all additional oversight activities (field visits, meetings) are tracked in annual Technical Oversight and Advanced Grant Monitoring Plan Schedules
  • Track completion of Field Site Visit Observation Forms and send reminders as needed to

Program staff to complete forms

  • Provide support for organizing program staff documentation and information requests related to Enterprise Risk Management
  • Provide administrative support for environmental compliance reviews and coordination as needed
  • Support for development and finalization of Programmatic documents
  • Provide logistical support on such tasks as:
    • Actively listening and taking notes during staff calls, formatting notes and publishing in standard office formats to the team
    • Maintaining and tracking progress on staff assignments
    • Maintaining and tracking schedules for document development
  • Support drafting and formatting program documents
  • Support documents formatting and development/revision of figures and graphics
  • Support drafting presentations in standard office formats to include Microsoft Office and

Google Docs, including building graphics and formatting correctly

  • Draft summaries of Council Significant Actions for web posting
  • Make all Council documents ready for web posting, including but not limited to making documents 508 compliant
  • Support on GCERC Steering Committee Activities
  • Organize meeting and call packages
  • Support for organizing in-person meetings
  • Securing meeting space, as needed
  • Gathering A/V equipment and helping set up
  • Other general meeting room organization as needed
  • Prepare purchase information - Serve as the point person for purchase requests and coordinate with the requestor on items or services needed, including any research needed to identify items or services
  • Develop purchase requests - Serve as the point person in developing the purchase request,

seeking appropriate purchase request approvals, and verifying when items are received on the purchase log

  • Support staff on updates to annual credit card management plan and creating process

documents with updates to purchase mechanisms

  • Maintain an annual training plan and update the progress table with the dates each course is sent to staff and as training is completed.
  • Track staff compliance and send reminders as needed to complete training
  • Append annual training plan with records of completion to maintain compliance for audits
  • Update Google Training Forms for courses as information or requirements change
  • Provide a bi-weekly status report on status for tasks, initiative, and project plans.

Minimum Qualifications (Years of Experience, Education / Certification & Clearance)

  • BS/BA in biological sciences, environmental science, or environmental management from an accredited university or college required
  • 0-3  years of  experience in ecosystem restoration
  • Experience in using MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and GSuite applications (Google Docs: Documents, Sheets, Presentations)
  • Experience organizing and managing data and working with computer-generated reports and extracting data from databases to develop and generate information and summary data to support such activities as technical evaluations, management, and financial record keeping.
  • Oral and written communication skills to effectively exchange information and convey ideas and concepts to a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability and willingness to receive training and direction
  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to coordinate with multiple, geographically dispersed project members and teams
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply general procedural guidelines, with some knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, policies, processes, and procedures preferred
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Must be able to travel to the Gulf Region 1-3 days per quarter


Must be a United States Citizen.

Acquisition Professionals LLC is a small Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned and HUBZone company. We offer a competitive salary and compensation benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, matching 401k, tax free transit subsidy, paid federal government holidays and paid time off. Acquisition Professionals LLC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and are committed to creating an all-inclusive environment for all employees. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.


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