Birmingham Environmental Professionals Association (BEPA)

Position Wanted: Staff Geologist, Geotechnical Drilling, Groundwater Monitoring

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I am a staff geologist with extensive experience in environmental consulting and safety/contractor management. I would look forward to talking or answering questions about my skillset if so desired. My personal contact number and email is listed on the resume.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

John Scott Baxter, G. I. T.
Staff Geologist

Vapor Intrusion: The Conference II Legal, Technical and Regulatory Perspectives

AEG VI Conf First Announcement

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Program Organizer: Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists – Carolinas Chapter

October 5 and 6, 2017  Hilton University Place, Charlotte, NC

Vapor intrusion continues to be a major topic of discussion in the environmental industry.  Since the first vapor intrusion (VI) conference organized by AEG Carolinas in 2014, the U.S. EPA and several states, including North Carolina, have published technical guidance documents on vapor intrusion, and a revised toxicological profile for trichloroethylene (TCE), which has spurred a renewed interest in VI.  With the large volume of regulatory guidance and updates, AEG Carolinas believes that now is a good time for another regional conference on VI to address the current state of the practice.  The NCDEQ Division of Waste Management will again co-host our conference.

​The conference program includes, as in 2014, speakers from a variety of backgrounds.  Regulators, environmental consultants, scientists, researchers, and attorneys from across the country will present the latest technical, regulatory and legal perspectives on VI.  The aim of our program is to provide broad coverage of the current state of scientific understanding, state and national regulatory frameworks, and the direction of evolving science and policy efforts to address vapor intrusion.

Schedule

A  full day of invited talks on Thursday with keynote speakers in the morning and afternoon, a TCE session in the afternoon, and tentative plans for an evening social.  Friday’s program will include a keynote speaker to start the morning, followed by invited talks, with an end to the conference at 2:00 pm.  Breakfasts, lunches, and breaks will be included, as in 2014.​

2017 Chapter Sponsors

Thanks to our chapter sponsors, without which our meeting dinners would be more expensive, and we couldn’t offer reduced rates for the public sector employees and teachers, and free dinners for students.  Be sure to tell them thanks for supporting AEG and our profession.

TITANIUM SPONSORS

Enviro-Equipment, Inc., 11180 Downs Road; Pineville, NC 28134; www.enviroequipment.com

Denise Chew, 704-588-7970denisechew@enviroequipment.com; Brian Chew 888-274-8929,brianchew@enviroequipment.com

Eastern Solutions, LLC, 4543 Charlotte Hwy, Suite 8; Lake Wylie, SC 29710;www.easternsolutionsenv.com

Derek Rothaupt, 803-746-5180 Ext 101derek@easternsolutionsenv.com

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Pine Environmental Services, Inc. 8411 Garvey Drive; Suite 113, Raleigh, NC 27616;www.pine-environmental.com;

Paul Federline, 919-731-0008pfederline@pine-environmental.com

SGS Accutest, 5500 Business Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405; www.sgs.com;

Michelle Williams, 803-360-4634michellew@accutest.com

Schnabel Engineering, 11 Oak Branch Drive; Greensboro, NC 27407; www.schnabel-eng.com,

Gary Rogers, (336) 274-9456grogers@schnabel-eng.com.

GOLD SPONSORS

Contaminant Control, Inc. (CCI), 3434 Black & Decker, Road; Hope Mills, NC 28348;www.cci-env.com

Mark Vestal, 910-484-7000mark.vestal@cci-env.com

Con-Test Analytical Laboratory, 39 Spruce Street; East Longmeadow, MA  01028;www.contestlabs.com

Paul Konnik, 314-302-0431paul.konnik@contestlabs.com

GeoSearch, 3006 Bee Caves Rd. #230; Austin, TX, 78746; www.geo-search.com

Scott Davis, 888-396-0042scott.davis@geo-search.com

Hart & Hickman, PC; 2923 South Tryon Street, Suite 100; Charlotte, NC 28203;www.harthickman.com

Rebecca Deal, 704-887-4636rdeal@harthickman.com

Pace Analytical Services, Inc., 9800 Kincey Avenue; Huntersville, NC  28078;www.pacelabs.com

Korey Drew, 704-875-9002Korey.drew@pacelabs.com

Pyramid Environmental, P.O. Box 16265; Greensboro, NC 27406;www.pyramidenvironmental.com

Doug Canvello, 336-335-3174doug@pyramidenvironmental.com

SAEDACCO, 9088 Northfield Drive; Ft. Mill, SC 27406; www.saedacco.com,

Pete Byer, (803) 548-2180pbyer@saedacco.com

Smith Gardner, Inc., 14 N. Boylan Avenue; Raleigh, NC 27603; www.smithgardnerinc.com,

Madeline German, 919-828-0577madeline@smithgardnerinc.com

Taylor Wiseman Taylor Inc., 3500 Regency Parkway, Suite 260, Cary, NC  27518; www. Taylorwiseman.com

Chad Howard, 919-297-0085howard@taylorwiseman.com

SILVER SPONSORS

AE Drilling Services, Inc., 30 Grant Park Place; Greenville, SC 29673; www.aedrilling.com

Lynn Hendrix, 864-288-1986lhendrix@aedrilling.com

Choice Environmental, 1804 Holt Road; Cary, NC  27519; www.choice-enviro.com

Nicole Manning, 919-369-1001nicole@choice-enviro.com

Clean Vapor, LLC, PO Box Charlotte; NC 28271; www.cleanvapor.com

Tom Hatton, 9083625616thatton@cleanvapor.com

EGIS, PA; 441 Northside Drive; Chapel Hill, NC 27516; www.waterwellvideos.com

Mike Vaught, 919-929-8363gwinvest@juno.com

Environmental Conservation Labs (ENCO), 102-A Woodwinds Industrial Court; Cary, NC 27511; www.encolabs.com;

Jim Hays, 919-467-3090jhays@encolabs.com;

Environmental Data Resources, 6 Armstrong Road; Shelton, CT 06484; www.edrnet.com

Todd Elmore, telmore@edrnet.com

ESP Associates, P.A., 7011 Albert Pick Road, Suite E; Greensboro, NC 27409;www.espassociates.com

Paul Weaver, 336-232-5210pweaver@espassociates.com

Geologic Exploration, Inc., 176 Commerce Blvd.; Statesville, NC 28625;www.geologicexploration.com

Matt Tischler, 800-752-8853mtischler@gexnc.com

Hazmat Emergency Response and Remediation, Inc., 303 S Naultsby Street; Whiteville, NC 28472; www.herrteam.com;

Al King, 919-234-3172al.king@herrteam.com

Parratt-Wolff, Inc., 501 Millstone Drive; Hillsborough, NC 27278; www.pwinc.com,

Gary Ellingworth, 919-6442814gellingworth@pwinc.com

Prism Laboratories, P. O. Box 240543; Charlotte, NC 28224-0543; www.prismlabs.com

Adam Phillips, 919-451-3370aphillips@prismlabs.com

Regenesis, Tallahassee, FL; www.regenesis.com

Chad Northington, PE, 864-884-4346, cnorthington@regenesis.com

Shamrock Environmental Corporation, 6106 Corporate Park Drive,  Browns Summit, NC 27214; www.shamrockenviron.com; Rick Wigal, 336-375-1989rwigal@shamrockenviro.com

Last Day to Register! Sustainability 101

GEMISustainability 101
August 1, 2017 at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham, Alabama

Deadline to register is before July 14, 2017

Sign up today to attend Sustainability 101. This program will increase your awareness of how a sustainability program can positively impact your business and help you identify simple opportunities for your company to contribute to a sustainable community.

Taught by industry experts and presented by Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) and The University of Alabama’s UA SafeState, the course will provide a comprehensive look at modern companies who are creating business value from sustainability.

Learn a practical approach to developing or enhancing your organizations’ sustainability program through the following steps:

  • Seizing opportunities and managing risks
  • Doing a 20/20 reality check
  • Studying innovation across industries
  • Exploring how your company can succeed
  • Charting your sustainability course

Learn a baseline understanding of the subject; increase awareness of how sustainability impacts business; and identify simple opportunities to contribute to sustainability objectives.

Lunch and a free pass to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum is provided!

We look forward to seeing you August 1! Click here to register online or call toll-free 866-432-2015 to register NOW!

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Job Posting: Geosyntec is seeking a Civil CAD designer

geosyntec-logo-02Geosyntec is seeking a Civil CAD designer and I am networking to fill this position. Please feel free to forward to persons who may have interest.

See the full description for the position and the associated link.

Senior CAD Operator / Designer (Civil 3D)

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Geosyntec is seeking an experienced Senior CAD Operator or Designer (Civil 3D) to support project needs in the Kennesaw, Georgia office. The selected candidate will perform computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) for a variety of civil and geotechnical engineering design projects.  We are seeking a motivated individual with at least 5 years of experience who can develop layouts, Alignment, Profiles, Cross Section, Surfaces, Points, and details for civil engineering projects, including landfills, industrial sites and utilities.  Projects also include mechanical drawing systems and opportunities to contribute from the conceptual design stage through construction.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.  Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service.  Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals?  Some of the key responsibilities for the Senior CAD Operator or Designer (Civil 3D) position include:

  • Drafting, editing, and finalizing design plans and details using appropriate and efficient methods and adhering to Geosyntec drafting standards;
  • Understanding and visualizing overall civil/geotechnical engineering concepts, such as grading, and translating abstract concepts to design drawings;
  • Analyzing sketches, notes and other input material to determine best approach to complete a drawing set;
  • Managing production of drawing sets from creation, markup and modification based on overall design; and
  • Working collaboratively with other Geosyntec CADD practitioners to prepare design drawings and details and reviewing completed work products to ensure quality.

You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture, as you advance your career.  Here are some other things you should know about a typical CAD Operator or Designer (Civil 3D) position with Geosyntec:

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Associate’s degree plus 5 or more years of full-time experience performing CADD design work in a professional environment or equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the prerequisite knowledge, skills, and abilities (required)
  • Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D (release 2015 or above). (required)
  • Experience developing and working with grading plans, cross-sections, alignments, profiles, three-dimensional surfaces, and earthwork volumes for landfills and other large civil design projects. (required)
  • Experience using/incorporating land or aerial surveying/mapping data and files. (required)
  • Experience with stormwater management design. (preferred)
  • Experience with ArcGIS and MicroStation. (preferred)
  • Strong reasoning, mathematical, and geometrical skills. (required)
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office applications, including Windows, Outlook, Word, and Excel. (required)
  • Experience in 3d visualizations programs as Sketchup and Infraworks360 (preferred)
  • Experience in Sheet Set Manager (preferred)

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT GEOSYNTEC?

Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields.  We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality.  We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.

WHY CHOOSE GEOSYNTEC?

Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you’re looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees’ quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you.  You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visitinghttp://www.geosyntec.com/careers/

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/employee-benefits.

REQ NO: SENIO01221

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with

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Position Wanted: BS in Agronomy and Soils Production

Clint Tinney ResumeTamara:

I hope all is well with you and yours.  I have been in contact with a gentleman who is moving back to Birmingham from Texas next week who is looking for a job.  Please do me a favor and post his resume on the appropriate section(s) of the BEPA web site.  As always, your assistance is appreciated.

Regards,

Skip

H. “Skip” Ragsdale
Ph: 205-674-5656 / 800-844-7547
Fax: 205-674-7441
Mobile: 205-790-4334

1409 Republic Road
Birmingham, AL 35214

Email- sragsdale@sunshinesupplies.com      Web site-www.erosionproducts.com

World’s Only Wire Reinforced Silt Fence Installation Machinewww.enfencer.com

Position Wanted: Masters of Science in Natural Resource Management

Kamber Resume

Kamber Resume

Hi!

I attended the BEPA conference at the Wynfrey Hotel earlier this month, and I am so excited to know that this group exists. I currently work at the Freshwater Land Trust in a contract position that is ending in August 2017. I am looking for environmental job opportunities in the Birmingham/Jefferson County area, and I thought it would be a good idea to contact you in my job search.

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development with which I previously worked as a therapist and teacher, however, after working in the education/healthcare fields for a few years, I returned to Auburn University to study Ecology/Wildlife/Natural Resource Management. I graduated in 2016 with a Masters of Science in Natural Resource Management, which led me to my current position at the Freshwater Land Trust in Birmingham.

As a graduate student in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn, I gained experience with GIS, population grids, and data collection. I acquired skills associated with specimen preparation and data-basing in the Auburn University Natural History Museum Freeman Herbarium, as well as aviary maintenance and rehabilitation of raptor species with the Auburn University Southeastern Raptor Center. My master’s project focused on the economic impacts and conservation value associated with endangered species. Additionally, I participated in two study abroad programs: one through Auburn in Panama focusing on GIS, and a month-long program through the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources in Costa Rica focusing on GIS, conservation economics, and sustainable agriculture.

These diverse education opportunities and real-world work experiences have allowed me to learn to effectively analyze, develop, and manage programs. Additionally, these positions have provided professional experience with different industries, governments, stakeholders, age groups, and cultures both domestically and abroad.

I would greatly appreciate any information you may have regarding environmental job openings in this area. My resume is attached for reference, and I can provide any other information that may be significant, which can be shared with others as needed.
Sincerely,

Lacy Kamber

Position Wanted: MPA, Former MCSD, LEED AP ND

Crider MPA LEED AP ND BEPA

Environmental Scientist, Educator, IT/Policy Analyst, BEPA Webmaster

Cross-sector public, private, and not-for-profit leadership experience in environmental science, education, GIS, information technology, and sustainability. Former Microsoft Certified Professional Solutions Developer (MCSD) with senior-level IT/SQL experience. Green Classroom Professional and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND). Secretary, United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Alabama Market Leadership Advisory Board. Resume attached. Complete employment history on LinkedIn.