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Environmental Scientist Resume

Environmental scientists are the professionals responsible for controlling, regulating and preventing land, air and water pollution. They are involved in conducting research to find hazards or pollutants in our environment and then offer plans to eliminate them. During this process, environmental scientists need to maintain a balance between the economic needs of industries and workers and the needs of the natural environment.


Environmental scientists can be hired by federal government, but also by local and state governments. They may also work for chemical, mining and oil corporations, for nonprofit environmental organizations, architectural firms and environmental consulting firms, where they offer their expert recommendations to businesses on how to act in conformity with environmental policies.

An environmental scientist is required to have at least a bachelor's degree in environmental science, with specific accent on areas like geology, chemistry and biology. For those who wish to occupy more prominent positions in the environmental field, a master's degree in natural sciences is recommended. The resume of an environmental scientist can look like the following sample:

Environmental Scientist Resume Sample

Personal Details
Name: Steve Petty
Birth Date: 23 June 1979
Nationality: American
Driver's License: Yes


Seeking the position of an environmental scientist in an organization of professionals where I can exercise my skills and knowledge.

Education and Professional Training

  • Bachelor of Science in environmental science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001
  • Master's degree in natural sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003


  • Over seven years of experience in environmental analysis and research
  • Remarkable knowledge of legal processes, legal documents and legal strategy regarding elaborate litigation matters
  • Exceptional communication and analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of environmental safety and laws
  • Strong skills in assessing the impact of a project and developing planning and strategy
  • Expertise in the integration of scientific and biological data
  • Strong knowledge of hazardous materials, such as hazardous pollutants and waste
  • Experience with the inspection of hazardous waste

Professional Experience

2005-Present date: Environmental scientist for DSN Corporation, Washington, DC
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Researching certain environmental hazards and making technical reports
  • Identifying the sources for the hazards, analyzing them and recommending a solution
  • Building a good relationship with environmental agencies and groups
  • Advising clients on how they should deal with a problem, in order to avoid further financial loss and environmental damage
  • Devising plans to eliminate hazards and pollutants from the environment
  • Studying and enforcing environmental regulations and technical standards, in order to meet all the necessary requirements
  • Providing technical guidance, by supporting environmental programs
  • Developing strategies, policies and codes of practice for management of the environment

2003-2005: Junior environmental scientist for DSN Corporation, Washington, DC
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Organizing and analyzing water quality data
  • Performing indoor air quality investigations and industrial hygiene sampling
  • Assisting the senior personnel at preparing information, in order to respond to inquiries from environmental groups, agencies and the press
  • Maintaining hygiene and air-quality in the office working environment


  • Managed several hazardous situations and offered viable solutions for the environment Areas of interest
  • Environment
  • Biology
  • Geology

Available upon request.

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