Geologist / Environmental Scientist - Onsite

Akana, a Native American-owned multi-discipline consulting firm with a diverse portfolio of clients and projects throughout the United States, is seeking to add a Geologist/Environmental Scientist to our growing environmental team.  This position is Full Time.

We are looking for a mid-level environment professional who is eager to lead field projects while taking on increasing project manager and client responsibilities. We have senior mentors who are engaged and invested in helping you learn as you work. If this mix of responsibilities seems a good fit for you, Akana’s environmental group will be a great place to grow your career.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in environmental investigations and cleanup projects with demonstrated increasing responsibility. This includes drilling and hand-sampling investigations, Phase I ESAs, UST assessments and decommissioning, and/or remediation activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, geology, or a related field.
  • Current HAZWOPER certification
  • Prioritizes safety in the performance of duties
  • Performs work accurately in a detail-oriented environment.
  • Prioritizes, organizes, and performs multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate clearly on technical and business levels.
  • Be resourceful and proactive when issues arise
  • Able to meet deadlines and work within budgets
  • Geographical Information Systems experience utilizing ESRI software is a plus!
  • Able to qualify for Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card


  • In collaboration with senior mentors, plan and coordinate project work by preparing scopes of work, project budgets, and estimated schedules for field and desktop research projects.
  • Apply regulatory requirements, standard industry practices, and standard operating procedures to projects.
  • Coordinate and conduct fieldwork independently according to the approved scope of work which may include managing subcontractors.
  • Perform computer-based research for a wide range of topics; incorporate the results into report-based deliverables.
  • Serve as a primary author on routine reports from investigations. Coordinate preparation of data tables, site maps, cross-sectional diagrams, and other report elements based on fieldwork and laboratory results.
  • Support project managers with obtaining subcontractor estimates, approving invoices, and other project management tasks.
  • Mentor early career personnel.
  • Communicate clearly with project managers, clients and contractors.
  • 10% to 20% overnight travel time may be required.

This position is located in Portland and requires an in-office presence each week.

The salary for this position is competitive and depends on education, certifications, experience, and location. Range is 68k – 80K

Akana offers full benefits including healthcare, 401k with match (after one year), short- and long-term disability insurance, and a generous PTO program! We are ideally situated just 20-minutes from downtown Portland and have free parking.

Akana is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on any basis protected by law. Our EEO policy statement is available on our website at

This opportunity may be subject to the requirements of FAR Clauses 1452.226-70 and 1452.226-71 regarding preference in hiring of Native Americans. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.

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