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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.


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.


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

Denise Chew,; Brian Chew 888-274-8929,

Eastern Solutions, LLC, 4543 Charlotte Hwy, Suite 8; Lake Wylie, SC 29710;

Derek Rothaupt, 803-746-5180 Ext


Pine Environmental Services, Inc. 8411 Garvey Drive; Suite 113, Raleigh, NC 27616;;

Paul Federline,

SGS Accutest, 5500 Business Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405;;

Michelle Williams,

Schnabel Engineering, 11 Oak Branch Drive; Greensboro, NC 27407;,

Gary Rogers, (336)


Contaminant Control, Inc. (CCI), 3434 Black & Decker, Road; Hope Mills, NC 28348;

Mark Vestal,

Con-Test Analytical Laboratory, 39 Spruce Street; East Longmeadow, MA  01028;

Paul Konnik,

GeoSearch, 3006 Bee Caves Rd. #230; Austin, TX, 78746;

Scott Davis,

Hart & Hickman, PC; 2923 South Tryon Street, Suite 100; Charlotte, NC 28203;

Rebecca Deal,

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

Korey Drew,

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

Doug Canvello,

SAEDACCO, 9088 Northfield Drive; Ft. Mill, SC 27406;,

Pete Byer, (803)

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

Madeline German,

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

Chad Howard,


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

Lynn Hendrix,

Choice Environmental, 1804 Holt Road; Cary, NC  27519;

Nicole Manning,

Clean Vapor, LLC, PO Box Charlotte; NC 28271;

Tom Hatton,

EGIS, PA; 441 Northside Drive; Chapel Hill, NC 27516;

Mike Vaught,

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

Jim Hays,;

Environmental Data Resources, 6 Armstrong Road; Shelton, CT 06484;

Todd Elmore,

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

Paul Weaver,

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

Matt Tischler,

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

Al King,

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

Gary Ellingworth,

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

Adam Phillips,

Regenesis, Tallahassee, FL;

Chad Northington, PE, 864-884-4346,

Shamrock Environmental Corporation, 6106 Corporate Park Drive,  Browns Summit, NC 27214;; Rick Wigal,

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


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:


  • 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)


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.


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 visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting


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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.



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