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Field Geophysicist

Centreville, VA 20121
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Job Description:

Ready to put your skills to work on Technical or Environmental projects? Are you great with people and have a willingness to work hard to get the job done? Parsons is seeking motivated candidates with a desire for professional growth and the ability to be a team player.


Under direction of a project geophysicist, site geophysicist, and project manager, a Field Geophysicist performs a variety of data collection tasks using geophysical and GPS equipment. Those tasks include conducting quality control tests and collecting digital geophysical data to support remedial investigation or removal action projects at formerly used defense sites with potential unexploded ordnance contamination. Between field assignments the Field Geophysicist supports the project team by assisting with work plan preparation, report writing, and data analysis. The field geophysicist will work up to leading the field component of the geophysical investigation and performing data processing and interpretation. Assignments are designed to develop a practical knowledge of geophysical data acquisition, processing and analysis and assist the project team in the remedial investigation or removal action. The main focus of this role is working on sites with unexploded ordinance but may also include some soil and water remediation tasks. Extensive travel around the USA to various field sites. 40-60% travel.


* Acquiring EM61-MK2, G-858, MetalMapper, and TEMTADS data

* Tracking QC information in an Access-format data base

* Performing field and office tasks requiring the application of basic geophysical principles and theories

* Writing geophysics sections of work plans and reports for CERCLA RI and remediation projects

* Performing anomaly reacquisition using EM61-MK2, G-858, and Real Time Kinematic GPS sensors

* Conducting or monitoring daily quality control tests of equipment and methods and documenting test results

* Processing EM61-MK2, G-858, data using Geosoft's Oasis Montaj software

* Interpreting geophysical data collected with the instruments listed above



* Four-year degree in geophysics, geology, or related field and 0 to 3 years experience

* Good written and oral communication skills


* Experience with field geophysical data acquisition using the EM61-MK2, G-858, MetalMapper, or TEMTADS 2x2 sensors

* Experience with field geophysical data acquisition using RTK GPS equipment

* Experience with Geosoft's Oasis Montaj geophysical data processing software

* Experience using MS Access databases

Familiarity with software packages typically associated with the discipline is preferred.

The anticipated annualized full time target compensation (median) for this position is: $46,000.00.

Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K.


Posted: 2021-07-19 Expires: 2021-08-19

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Field Geophysicist

Parsons Corporation
Centreville, VA 20121

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