Environmental Specialist

Date: Mar 7, 2023

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource in the largest private mining land package in the U.S. The mine is located in White Pine County, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world, along the southern extension of the prolific Carlin trend. Bald Mountain and the nearby Round Mountain mine make up Kinross’ Nevada operations. 

Bald Mountain is an important contributor to the economy of northeastern Nevada and maintains a comprehensive environmental strategy including wildlife protection, habitat recovery and education.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Environmental Superintendent or Sr. Environmental Engineer, assist with the implementation of programs and procedures to ensure environmental compliance for KG Mining (Bald Mountain), Inc. Participate in the development of environmental management plans, monitoring plans, and permit applications. Responsible for data management including on-site document and compliance management, including interaction with all departments with various disciplines. Participate and ensure that sampling, monitoring, inspections and data management are conducted in accordance with company requirements and in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Job Responsibilities

  •  Effectively communicate and interact with site personnel to maximize informational exchange and environmental compliance.
  •  Conduct compliance sampling throughout the site operations, including but not limited to, surface water sampling, groundwater sampling, soil sampling and/or other materials as required by regulatory framework.
  •  Maintain sampling and monitoring databases for water, and other permit requirements to provide data and reports required for permit compliance.
  •  Conduct safe, efficient, reliable and accurate sampling and monitoring in accordance with company and regulatory requirements.
  •  Complete regular and frequent on-site inspections to ensure regulatory and permit compliance.
  •  Maintain project permits in accordance with the environmental obligation tracking system.
  •  Act as agent of the company to regulatory agencies and other organizations.
  •  Assist with the training of site and contractor personnel in environmental compliance issues.
  •  Assist with environmental studies and projects conducted at all sites.
  •  Maintain a competent level of knowledge of environmental permit conditions and environmental regulations applicable to the site.
  •  Meet or exceed established performance expectations set by management.
  •  Work safely in all areas, identify potential safety hazards and follow through for any immediate corrections of said hazards and/or communicate to others to prevent hazard conditions.
  •  Work without risk of harm to self and others.
  •  Perform other duties as required.
  •  Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations and have a strong commitment to safe working

Education and Experience


  •  Employee must have sufficient education to read and write instructions, perform mathematical calculations, and keep accurate records.
  •  Willingness to work outdoors, often in adverse weather conditions.
  •  Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. over short distances.
  •  Ability to develop and update environmental documents, including report writing and understanding of the regulatory framework for hard rock mining.
  •  Ability to work well with mine site personnel in various departments and positions, including a willingness to present environmental information to mine personnel on a routine basis.
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  •  Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Must be a self-starter to meet internal and external timelines, with the ability to work independently and with others in a team environment.
  •  Valid Nevada driver’s license.


  •  BA or BS degree in engineering, (preferably environmental, civil, or mining), natural resources management, biological sciences or other related science degree (preferred).
  •  Previous experience performing monitoring and sampling preferred with basic knowledge of mining operations as well as general environmental monitoring (preferred).

Reporting Relationships

• Reports to the Environmental Superintendent 

Career Framework and Level

Accountability (P2)
Knowledge (P2)
Leadership (P2)
Complexity (P2)
Impact (P2)

Legislative Requirements

Background Check required
US work permit required

Language Requirements


Kinross is a Canadian-based global senior gold mining company with operations and projects in the United States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile, and Canada. Our focus on delivering value is based on our core principles of responsible mining, operational excellence, disciplined growth and balance sheet strength. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).