Scientist, Associate
Parsons Corporation - Denver, CO

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Scientist, Associate

Parsons offers the U.S. Government qualified and clearable personnel to solve engineering, construction, facility, intelligence, environmental, and information technology needs. Our staff has supported mission critical, homeland security, installation/base optimization, range sustainability, space exploration, unexploded ordnance clean-up, missile defense, and disaster relief programs. We excel in delivering to mission critical expectations.

Parsons makes the world a safer place.


The Environmental Remediation Sector performs environmental investigation, characterization and clean-up services nationwide for Federal clients, primarily the Department of Defense (DoD) in their environment-related missions. Our work supporting the environment includes identification, investigation, evaluation, and remediation of surface and subsurface sites contaminated with munitions and hazardous waste. Examples of our work supporting the environment include contracts under the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) for detection and clearance of munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) and environmental restoration under Installations Restoration Program (IRP) contracts. Parsons has developed and implements sustainable remediation technologies like enhanced bioremediation and natural attenuation, and is at the forefront of addressing and remediating chemical warfare agents in the environment.


Under direction of a site geophysicist, a field geophysicist performs a variety of basic to moderately difficult independent geophysical data acquisition assignments requiring a fundamental knowledge of geophysical practices and techniques. The field geophysicist at this level uses geophysical and GPS equipment to conduct quality control tests and collect digital geophysical data to support remedial investigation or removal action projects at formerly used defense sites with potential unexploded ordnance contamination. Assignments are designed to develop a practical knowledge of geophysical field work and assist the project team in the remedial investigation.



  • Performing field and office tasks requiring the application of basic geophysical principles and fundamental theories.
  • Acquiring near surface geophysical data using EM61-MK2, G-858, and MetalMapper sensors in person-towed and vehicle-towed configurations.
  • Performing physically demanding tasks in rugged terrain (i.e., woods or mountains) and challenging environments (i.e. high temperature and humidity).
  • Anomaly reacquisition using EM61-MK2, G-858, and Real Time Kinematic GPS sensors.
  • Conducting daily quality control tests of equipment and methods and documents testing results.
  • Managing a two-person field team tasked with data acquisition.
  • Travel to remote sites frequently for extended field assignments.
  • Additional tasks for non-geophysics projects may include:
o Performing tasks related to environmental investigation and remediation projects such as field work, sampling, interpreting data and assisting in report preparation.

o Applying available data pertinent to geology and/or hydrogeology, accurately describing and classifying soil and rock samples.

o Conducting soil, surface water, groundwater, and sediment sampling programs.

o Assisting in geological mapping and in performing basic geologic analyses.

o Assisting in geologic report preparation, including preparation of cross sections and compilation of environmental sample analyses.

  • Performing other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

  • 4 year degree in Geophysics, Geology or related discipline and 0-3 years related work experience. Master's degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with software packages typically used in geophysical analysis
  • Computer literacy in basic Microsoft Office programs
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to keep records and write reports
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of research and analysis techniques
  • Entry-level or better knowledge of geology or science involved in environmental investigation and remediation
  • Entry-level or better knowledge of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and other federal environmental regulations.
Note: Although a Geophysics or Geology degree is preferred, we will also consider highly qualified candidates with an environmental sciences degree.


Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2010, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We have been named by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies for 2011, our second consecutive year on this prestigious list. This We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Currently, more than 10,500 Parsons’ employees are engaged in more than 4,500 projects in 50 states and 24 countries. These dedicated workers speak 72 languages collectively, and hold more than 7,900 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.


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