Ocean Career: Environmental Analyst at San Francisco Estuary Institute

The Environmental Analyst will be a member of the Clean Water Program at SFEI and will support diverse monitoring and research activities undertaken by the RMP and other Clean Water projects.

SFEI is the premier aquatic science institute in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since the early 1990s, we have been providing independent science to keep the aquatic systems of the Bay and beyond healthy and thriving.

SFEI is seeking an Environmental Analyst to work on the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay (RMP). This is a full-time position for a candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in a pertinent scientific field and work experience in water quality issues, particularly environmental chemistry.

In general, the Environmental Analyst must be able to: (1) coordinate, prepare for, and participate in field work, including stormwater and other types of monitoring (2) assist in management of committees of stakeholders; (3) review and synthesize data and information from various sources; (4) have the ability to work well in teams as well work independently with general direction from senior scientific staff; and (5) communicate findings effectively in presentations, reports, memoranda, and scientific journals.

Primary areas of responsibility:

  • Program coordination and implementation (scheduling meetings, producing meeting summaries, developing contracts, coordinating with analytical labs, updating websites, logistics for Annual Meeting) (40%)
  • Stormwater monitoring coordination (managing all aspects of Bay RMP stormwater work including coordinating with analytical labs, preparing supplies and field kits, field sampling, post sampling processing, shipping samples, coordinating with data services on field data) (25-30%)
  • Other monitoring coordination (coordinating with analytical labs, preparing supplies, scheduling field days with external sampling partners, sampling, processing samples, shipping samples, following up with labs) (10%)
  • Project support (as needed) (20%)

Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, environmental science, geology, engineering, or another related scientific field. Regardless of the degree, an understanding of environmental chemistry is a requirement.
  • Familiarity with environmental chemistry or environmental science, particularly field work, data analysis, and report writing.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills and ability to synthesize information.
  • Ability to work well in teams as well work independently with general direction from senior scientific staff.
  • Ability to contribute to, or lead, aspects of field work that may periodically involve working unusual hours (e.g., late nights, early mornings, and weekends) and carrying 40 pound field equipment for short durations.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • About SFEI

    SFEI Mission: We deliver visionary science that empowers people to revitalize nature in our communities.

    San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which has a 25-year track record of serving local, state, and federal agencies by developing and translating science to measurably improve the health and resiliency of Bay-Delta ecosystems. SFEI is a boundary organization at the interface between science and policy, recognized nationally for our ability to build consensus to support effective environmental decision-making and policy. Over the next five years, SFEI will be implementing our Strategic Plan that will focus on advancing visionary science, harnessing innovative technology and big data, and communicating science to inform, inspire, and empower stakeholders in an effort to fulfill our vision and mission for the Bay-Delta and beyond.

    SFEI has 70+ staff who represent numerous scientific and technological fields including chemistry, modeling, ecology, wildlife biology, landscape planning, historical ecology, geomorphology, geospatial modeling and analysis, and web development. We are seeking a talented scientist to join a dynamic, supportive, team-oriented work culture that is driven by our vision and mission. We have many long-tenured staff who have built and expanded the foundation of the organization and are looking for a key person to grow with us.

    SFEI has three major programs: Clean Water, Environmental Informatics, and Resilient Landscapes. These programs have multiple focus areas including the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality, Nutrient Management Strategy, contaminants of emerging concern, the Regional Data Center, aerial drone research, geomorphology, multi-benefit urban greening and design, ecosystem restoration and climate adaptation, urban biodiversity and resilience, and green stormwater infrastructure.

    Application Closing: Open until filled (first resume review May 7)

    Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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