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Alaska Association of Environmental Professionals

Brown Bag Speaker Series

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Employment Opportunities: AAEP is happy to share employment opportunities that may be of interest to our mailing list and membership. If your organization has a position you’d like AAEP to distribute, please contact info@akaep.org

New Job Posting: Bristol Environmental Remediation Services LLC , Anchorage AK:

Bristol Environmental Remediation Services, LLC is seeking an Environmental Scientist in Anchorage, AK.  Responsibilities include preparing planning documents and reports; preparing for field sampling activities; field logistics; performing investigations/assessments, site characterizations, and remediation work; documenting all field activities; assisting the Project Manager in obtaining subcontractors, and providing subcontractor oversight.   To apply to go http://www.bristol-companies.com/careers/ and apply online. 

New Job Posting: EMPSi - Anchorage or Fairbanks, AK:

EMPSi has immediate openings for experienced project managers and resource specialists (e.g., biologists, geologist with mineral background, and hydrologists). Responsibilities include managing, or preparing, complex NEPA documents, oversee and train junior staff, interface and effectively coordinate with clients and agencies, and perform agency consultation and ensure environmental regulatory compliance. The ideal candidate will be experienced with any/all of the following: working with and/or for BLM, US Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and/or energy development sector; land use planning projects or special studies; NEPA compliance documentation; experience with natural resources permitting for water, traditional/renewable energy, or mining projects; technical report writing; public speaking; and project management.

Submit cover letter and resume to: jobs@empsi.com 

​​​​About The Brown Bag Speaker Series >

AAEP meets at the BP Energy Center

900 E. Benson Blvd., Anchorage.

Please come early so we can begin promptly at 11:45. Doors open at 11:30, presentation 11:45 am – 12:45 pm. ​The Alaska Association of Environmental Professionals has provided a forum for information exchange through our regular "Brown Bag" seminars, which are meetings held monthly from September through May, with informal presentations by speakers selected for topics of interest. 

Please note: While these events are free and open to the public, we have limited seating capacity. Due to the expected popularity of this event, we will be prioritizing AAEP members for seating. Not a member? You can join online at www.akaep.org or at the door with cash, check, or credit card. Not sure of your membership status? Send an email inquiry to info@akaep.org and we’ll check for you.

The Alaska Association of Environmental Professionals (AAEP) is pleased to announce our upcoming events for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 season. Keep reading for AAEP news and to learn more about our planned events. We look forward to seeing you soon!

​Mark your calendar for future Brown Bag Speaker Series Presentations!

Thursday, March 28, 2019: Newtok Relocation Project Update provided by Don Antrobus of the Denali Commission.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Speaker/topic TBD

Wednesday, May 8, 2019: The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) was a recipient of a 2017 EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant.  The MOA sought grant funds to help realize goals in the Anchorage 2040 Land Use Plan, a supplement to the municipalities comprehensive plan. The Anchorage 2040 Land Use Plan identifies Reinvestment Focus Areas to spur infrastructure investments, create incentives and encourage infill and redevelopment.  Through a robust Brownfield Advisory Committee, cross-department collaboration, and high community interest, the MOA laid the ground work, through implementing the $300K Assessment Grant, completing Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, for a wave of redevelopment opportunities in priority areas in the Anchorage Bowl.  Presentation by Nicole Jones-Vogel and Thede Tobish, Municipality of Anchorage.

 Have an idea for a presentation or a suggestion for what you’d like to hear? Email: info@akaep.org

Two Upcoming Courses in Wetland Science from Wetland Training Institute

Wetland Delineation Training (or Refresher course)– Anchorage June 17-18

Cost $1,275

This course satisfies the requirements for basic wetland delineation training as specified by the Corps of Engineers and certification programs in many states. Learn the technical guidelines for wetland delineations, field indicators of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology, methods for making jurisdictional determinations and methods to apply in difficult situations. Materials and content are the same as identified in our in-person 5-day Basic Wetland Delineation classes. Expect to spend a minimum of 24-lecture-contact-hours online that can be started at any time, but must be completed prior to attending the field session selected at time of registration.  Successful completion of course requires participation at one in-person 16-contact-hour field session.  

To register or for more information - https://wetlandtraining.com/course/wetland-delineation-online/ or call 877-792-6482

To register for just the refresher course (only for those that have already had a full wetland delineation course from us or another provider):  https://wetlandtraining.com/course/wetland-delineation-refresher/ / or call 877-792-6482

Advanced Hydric Soils Training – Anchorage June 19-20

Cost $850

This course begins with 8 hours of online lectures on soil formation, redoximorphic features, soil color, drained hydric soils, and wetlands not meeting indicators. The 2-day field practicum includes field exercises and additional instruction on regional hydric soil indicators and problematic situations. Informed insights and a focus on field techniques and proper documentation should greatly improve the participant’s command of the Field Indicators of Hydric Soils, a major aspect of the Regional Supplements for wetland delineation. Field visits will examine natural, landscaped, and disturbed conditions and include time for in-depth questioning of a knowledgeable instructor to reinforce the lectures. Participants will receive Lecture Notes, 2017 Pocket Guide to Hydric Soils Indicators, and a USB drive containing the current Regional Supplements and other pertinent reference publications. Expect to spend a minimum of 8-lecture-contact-hours online and 16 hours in the field. Online lectures can be started (and reviewed) at any time, but must be completed prior to attending the field session selected at time of registration. Successful completion of this course requires participation at one in-person 16-contact-hour field session.  

To register or for more information - https://wetlandtraining.com/course/ahs-with-field/ or call 877-792-6482

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors !
Integrity Environmental www.integrity-environmental.com/about-us
North Wind Group www.northwindgrp.com
SGS www.sgs.com
SLR International www.slrconsulting.com
Solstice Environmental www.solsticeak.com
Geosyntec Consultants www.geosyntec.com 
Susitna Environmental www.susitnaenvironmental.com 
ABR, Inc. www.abrinc.com/

For information on the benefits of corporate sponsorship, please email info@akaep.org

New Job Posting: The Wilderness Society, Anchorage AK:

The Wilderness Society works to protect wildlands and inspire Americans to care for our public lands. TWC seeks to hire a strategic,  experienced leader who will develop and lead the organization’s work in Alaska and is responsible for developing partnerships, fundraising,  directing and/or implementing campaigns, and managing staff and budgets. Open until filled, Anchorage location (preferred). This full time  position includes  competitive salary and generous benefits. 

Full job description and to apply:  https://www.wilderness.org/careers‐internships

New Job Posting: Alaska District, USACE:

The Alaska District seeks to fill an Environmental/Physical Scientist GS-12 position in the Environmental Engineering Section. This position is being announced for multiple vacancies over the next 90 days with cut off/certificates issued on the 20th of each month.  An ideal candidate will have strong experience in contaminated site investigation, remediation, and excellent interpersonal, written, and customer service skills. 

Supervisor: Scott Kendall (907)753-5661, Lisa Geist (907)753-5742

USA Jobs Link: https://www.usajobs.com/GetJob/ViewDetails/5226678500 

New Job Posting: BGES, Inc.:

BGES has an immediate need for an environmental scientist with 1 year of relevant experience, to be based in our Anchorage office.  Responsibilities include preparing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), conducting soil, groundwater, and air sampling, tabulating and reviewing laboratory dta, preparing reports, and carrying out other job duties as needed.  Work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, with some out of town travel (Must be willing/able to travel throughout Alaska). 

Please submit a resume for consideration: info@bgesinc.com