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Jacobs Environmental Geologist in Sacramento, California

Environmental Geologist


As an Environmental Geologist, you will participate in a variety of field and office tasks related to planning, evaluating, and implementing environmental investigations and remediation projects. Field activities include performing field observation and data collection assignments during soil and groundwater sampling, including oversight of drilling activities related to installation of soil borings and monitoring wells. Other field tasks to be performed include surface water sampling, construction oversight, sample management, and site reconnaissance with priority on performing all work in accordance with sampling and safety plans. Additional office responsibilities include supporting senior staff with data analysis and planning and reporting tasks.

Our Geologists:

  • Lead and support safety on our projects, including contribution to “incident free” operations in the office and in the field.

  • Maintain the highest standards of Health & Safety on all work tasks.

  • Share experiences in a positive work environment where talents are recognized

  • Work in an effective team environment, learning and taking instruction from more senior staff

  • Distill “big-picture” assignments into specific tasks and prioritize effectively

  • Concisely communicate status of tasks to the project or task manager

  • Use strong writing and technical skills to prepare and/or perform peer review of reports and other technical work products

  • Act as the project geologist/task manager for individual data evaluations.

  • Contribute to the development of sustainable work practices for all project tasks

  • Exhibit integrity and the highest quality in all activities

Additional Information:

  • Estimated field to office split: 50/50

  • Estimated travel requirement is 10-25% (most of which is local)


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Hydrogeology, Hydrology or Geology

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the environmental field, including site remediation, and site management/characterization

  • Knowledge and experience with various media (soil, soil vapor, groundwater, surface water and sediment) investigations, data assessments and evaluations, and remediation technologies

  • Experience with Microsoft Office software

  • Must be knowledgeable in field work methodology and procedures

  • 40-hr HAZWOPER certification or the ability to attain this certification

  • Intent to obtain California Professional Geologist certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years experience in the environmental field

  • Knowledge of soil logging using Unified Soil Classification System

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-California-Sacramento

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: GES00007M