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Environmental Specialist – Minneapolis, MN

Job Description:

The Environmental Specialist is an entry-level position conducting industrial hygiene analysis of the built environment. The Environmental Specialist will have a strong technical background, has the ability to learn new subject matter and works well collaboratively. This position reports to the Hazardous Materials Group Manager.

An Environmental Specialist performs a variety of project specific on-site duties including, but not limited to:
  • Asbestos Building Surveys
  • Asbestos Abatement Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessments and investigations
  • Lead based paint inspections and risk assessments
  • Radon Assessments
  • Supervise contractor on site to ensure contract specifications and state and federal regulations are followed
  • Provide in-house analytical microscopy
  • Analyze data and recommend course of action
  • Interpret or work from drawings, specifications, diagrams and schematics
  • Author technical reports documenting all work conducted and samples collected
  • Maintain a direct line of contact with project manager
  • College degree in a science-based field
  • HAZWOPER, AHERA certification training a plus
  • Work experience in the fields of safety, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials control or other construction trades a plus
  • 1-3 years of environmental consulting experience preferred
  • This position requires successful completion of 40 hours of OSHA health and safety training for working with potentially contaminated materials (provided, as needed), annual 8-hour refresher courses, and annual medical monitoring
  • Acquire and maintain Asbestos Analyst Registry (AAR) Certification
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Ability to work independently and interact effectively with supervisors and clients
  • The ability and willingness to perform fieldwork and travel are also required. Applicant must be willing to travel up to 50%-75% of the time (local and nationwide), with the ability to travel on short notice (1 week or less), and occasionally work nights and weekends
  • Valid/current state driver’s license and satisfactory Motor Vehicle Drivers Record
  • Physical Demands: Ability to physically navigate site properties in various weather conditions; ability to climb a ladder to gain roof access; must be able to lift 25 lbs


Nova offers competitive compensation and benefit programs. In addition to a competitive base salary, you will be eligible for participating in the bonus incentive program, as well as benefits coverage. You will be eligible for paid time off, paid company holidays, and flexible work schedules. We are committed to supporting your professional development through career ladders, training programs, tuition assistance, and professional association events. Nova Consulting Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Human Resources.