Transaction Specialist

Lancaster, PA

A Transaction Specialist is responsible for learning and performing a wide and diverse range of fieldwork related to the following service areas. We offer on-the-job training and a career path to help our employees develop skills, gain experience, and advance their careers.

  1. Transaction – environmental due diligence consisting of site assessment activities and field inspections and investigation to identify and evaluate environmental risks on a property.
  2. Building Sciences – asbestos, lead, mold, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene sampling, and environmental site assessment activities.
  3. Closure – investigating the nature and extent of subsurface contamination (soil, groundwater) and developing and implementing cleanup and/or environmental closure activities.


Perform all field tasks necessary to complete a project’s scope of work. Activities include:

  1. Prepare technical reports and/or sections of reports documenting the work completed including site descriptions, field descriptions, field observations, work task descriptions, boring logs, sampling logs and forms, well construction and abandonment logs, data tables, chain of custody documentation, trip reports and any other reporting or documentation needed by the project or requested by the manager. Coordinate, schedule, and perform site inspections for environmental due diligence assessments. Utilize technology to upload site inspection photos and notes from the field. Identify environmental concerns at a parcel of real estate; file review and record searches; prepare reports documenting environmental concerns; and formulate recommendations for corrective action.
  2. Conduct asbestos investigations including inspection, abatement oversight, air monitoring, and air clearance sampling; lead-based paint investigations including inspections, risk assessments, abatement oversight, dust wipe/air clearance sampling, and report writing; and IAQ (indoor air quality) and microbial investigations including initial inspections, remediation oversight, and pre-/post-remediation air clearance sampling.
  3. Advance soil borings, obtain and field screen soil samples; install, develop and sample groundwater monitoring wells; complete geologic and aquifer studies; prepare samples for the laboratory; perform vapor studies, excavation area assessments, and oversee tank removals.
  • Understand, participate and be fully engaged in August Mack’s safety program, training, and policies.
  • Identify potential sources of contamination when working on a job site.
  • Perform regulatory and technical research as needed to support a project.
  • Evaluate, select, schedule, and manage subcontractors.
  • Prepare Health and Safety Plans (HASPs), review and enforce the plan at the worksite.
  • Prepare job descriptions of successfully completed projects and update an August Mack resume for marketing purposes.


Requires 0–2 years’ related experience and a bachelor’s degree in geology, environmental science, engineering or a related science field. Strong computer and verbal/written communication skills are a must. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Employee will receive in-house awareness training and be required to have or have the ability to obtain a State Asbestos Building Inspector License and Lead Risk Assessor License.  OSHA Hazwoper 40 Hour Certification and General Industry 10 or 30 Hour Certifications are a plus.

Additional Requirements:

This classification requires the use of a company or personal vehicle on company business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record and receive a medical clearance from a baseline physical.

This classification requires travel to various project locations. Travel typically involves day trips within the state or neighboring states, resulting in longer workdays; and may include extended and/or further travel, resulting in multiple days and overnights. Long-term assignments may be required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • The principals, practices, & techniques of geology, engineering and/or chemistry.
  • Building construction and materials.

Skill in:

  • Technical writing
  • Calibrating and using various types of field equipment.
  • Performing mathematical calculations.
  • Interpreting geologic and hydrogeologic information and scientific data.

Ability to:

  • Learn job-related material primarily through verbal instruction, training, reading, researching and observation in an on-the-job setting.
  • Document and organize while working on multiple projects.
  • Accurately measure and document dimensions and distances.
  • Work out doors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Work in small, cramped areas.
  • Travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces to access equipment.
  • Climb ladders or steps where equipment is located, to reach objects on shelves, or to monitor machinery and equipment.
  • Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less).
  • Bend or stoop repeatedly or continually over time to make adjustments to equipment.
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
  • Work closely and support others in a team environment.

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