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Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America
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JOB #R2202783

Environmental Chemist

Join ICF in a newly renovated laboratory facility in support of a contract with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the Region 9 Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon.

ICF is seeking an Environmental Chemist to join our team in support of the EPA Environmental Services Assistance Team (ESAT) contract. This team analyses samples and provides technical and quality assurance (QA) support to the EPA Superfund and other programs to facilitate the identification, assessment, remediation and regulation of environmental hazards. The team performs soil, water, air, waste, and tissue sample analysis for chemical contaminants using EPA-approved methods.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and analysis of environmental samples for contaminants. Specifics methods may include:

    • Volatile Organic Compounds using EPA Method TO-15A

    • Volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds using GC/MS for methods including but not limited to EPA Methods 524.2, 8260, and 8270.

    • Pesticide, Aroclors, and hydrocarbon determination using GC-ECD and GC-FID as per EPA methods 8081, 8082, and 8015.

  • Perform analyses in compliance with all technical, Quality Assurance, and Health, Safety and Environmental Management requirements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or environmental or physical science

  • 2 years of laboratory experience including at least 1 year of experience performing preparation and analysis of environmental samples according to EPA methods

  • Proficiency with data acquisition, processing, review and reporting via instrument software and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

  • Experience in a NELAC, A2LA, ISO17025 or equivalent accredited laboratory

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

  • Must be able to pass an EPA background check to obtain access to US federal property

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant, recent “hands on” experience with operation, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance for GC, GC/MS or LCMS instruments

  • Experience using EPA Method TO-15A with Agilent GCMS (full scan and SIM) with ChemStation and Entech autosampler, preconcentrator, diluter and canister cleaner.

  • Experience with QQQ LCMS for the determination of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) using EPA methods.

  • Recent experience with analytical method development for environmental sample analysis particularly for emerging contaminants or polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

  • Proficiency with Promium Element LIMS

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com 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.

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