PE, LSS, Project Manager
Jason Volker brings 16 years of environmental management and regulatory experience to ONE Environmental Group’s expanding Raleigh, North Carolina, office. He is a Professional Engineer, a Licensed Soil Scientist, a certified Land Application of Residuals Operator and a Surface Irrigation System Operator.
Jason started at ONE in January 2022 and appreciates the culture of teamwork the company fosters. “Folks here are really dedicated and capable, and you’re afforded flexibility in your work and pursuit of business development opportunities,” he said. “It’s a great work environment.”
Jason grew up in Kansas and initially moved to North Carolina to attend college at Appalachian State University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology (Industrial/Organizational) but discovered along the way to that degree that the hard sciences interested him more. He returned to Kansas to earn a Bachelor of Environmental Chemistry from Emporia State University and later was awarded a Master of Soil Science from North Carolina State University, where he graduated with honors.
“I was interested in water quality when I was pursuing my chemistry degree,” Jason said. A job as a wastewater laboratory analyst at Johnston County Public Utilities piqued his interest in land application of residuals and contaminant fate and transport. “During that time, I decided to get my master’s in soil science. I wanted to study the mechanisms in soil that mitigate risks to people.”
An outdoor enthusiast, Jason hiked more than 2,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail over two summers before starting a family. One day he hopes to return to Maine to finish the last part, but for now, he enjoys the North Carolina mountains and beaches with his wife Jennifer, and their sons — Max, 9, and Ellis, 6.
Jason also enjoys playing acoustic guitar and taught himself to play fingerstyle with the help of John Prine CDs.