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Parsons Corporation Field Geophysicist in Denver, Colorado

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

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 to support remedial investigation or removal action projects for Department of Defense clients at formerly used defense sites with potential unexploded ordnance contamination. Primary tasks include conducting quality control tests and collecting digital geophysical data, and there may also be opportunities to perform other environmental remediation tasks such as soil and water sampling. 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 to assist the project team in the remedial investigation or removal action. Involves extensive travel around the USA to various field sites. 80% travel initially, and 40-60% travel after having gained appropriate level of field experience and responsibility.

Primary Duties and responsibilities of this position include:

• Acquiring EM61-MK2, G-858, MetalMapper, MPV, UltraTEM, and APEX 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, MetalMapper, or MPV data using Geosoft's Oasis Montaj software

• Processing UltraTEM data using BT Field software

• Processing APEX data using EMClass software

• Interpreting geophysical data collected with the instruments listed above•

Experience and Qualifications:


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 acquistiion using RTK GPS equipment

Experience with Geosoft's Oasis Montaj geophysical data processing software

Experience using MS Access databases

Special Job Requirements:

Will be required to obtain OSHA 40-hour Hazwopper training upon start (at company expense).

Extensive travel to field sites required - 80% travel initially. 40-60% travel after gaining appropriate level of field experience

Field work involves performing physically demanding tasks and working 10-hour days (typically 4 10-hour days per week), potentially in adverse field conditions (cold, hot, high wind, dusty environment, rough terrain) in remote locations.

This position pays a minimum hourly rate of $20.38 and a maximum hourly rate of $35.67.

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

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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