Athens, Georgia, United States of America
JOB #R1903527

Environmental Biologists

Interested in making a difference to the planet? Want to work with a team of Environmental Chemists who care about the protection of human health and the environment? Are you seeking broad exposure to environmental remediation and Superfund related cleanup processes with interaction with EPA on a regional level?

ICF is seeking motivated ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGISTS to join our team of environmental professionals (including Environmental Scientists, Chemists, Biologists, Geologists, etc.) to support an EPA contract, the Environmental Services Assistance Team (ESAT), across the country. The team performs soil, water, air, waste and tissue sample analysis for chemical contaminants primarily supporting Superfund site assessment, remediation, and emergency response but also for compliance under the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act. The team supports EPA’s ambient air monitoring programs through sampling air for Pb and particulates and auditing ambient air analyzers for ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide under the Clean Air Act


Work is available at various federal government laboratories across the US to include: Athens, GA; Edison, NJ; Richmond, CA; Corvallis, OR; Seattle, WA; Ft. Meade, MD; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO.

Job Description

We seek ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGISTS who will work in a team to prepare and review site-specific ecological risk assessments and conduct preparation and analysis of environmental samples. Typical laboratory assignments include general laboratory operations (e.g., culture maintenance, DI water check, equipment checks); maintenance, calibration, and operation of laboratory instrumentation; microbiological analysis of water samples; chlorophyll analysis; and PCR and other genomic analysis.  Duties also include preparing routine documentation and reports. The position requires strict adherence to standard operating procedures, health and safety policies and practices, and quality control requirements. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and as member of a team of chemists and technicians. 

Basic Qualifications (depending on specific position)

  • Bachelor's degree in biology or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience preparing ecological risk assessments
  • 1+ years of experience conducting microbiological analysis of water samples using a variety of standard methods, such as 9222B and 9223B
  • 1+ years of experience conducting PCR and other genomic analysis of environmental samples
  • Attention to detail; excellent verbal and written communication and basic computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office, Adobe Arobat)
  • The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain authorization for access to Federal facilities

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience using relevant EPA analytical methodologies
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team player with flexibility to meet a variety of fluctuating and varied client requirements
  • Experience working at Federal facilities

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Atlanta, GA (GA18)

Who is ICF?

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