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JOB #R2300219

Environmental Chemistry Lab Lead, Oregon

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 U.S. EPA on a

regional level? 

ICF is seeking an Environmental Chemistry Lab Lead / Senior Environmental Chemist to join our team to support an EPA contract, the Environmental Services Assistance Team (ESAT), located in Corvallis, Oregon. 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, Clean Water Act, and other regulations. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain authorization for access to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency facilities (buildings and computer systems). 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage a team of 8 or more Chemists and Technicians providing sample analysis, quality assurance, and laboratory operational support 

  • Provide technical oversight of the work performed 

  • Schedule, track and report assignments and work products

  • Supervise technical staff including personnel selection and evaluation

  • Serve as the primary technical point-of-contact with the EPA client 

  • Ensure compliance with all technical, quality assurance, and safety requirements 

Basic Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or equivalent years of professional experience serving as a bench chemist in an accredited lab.

  • 8+ years of experience managing organic and/or inorganic analysis of environmental samples using CLP, SW-846 and other EPA methods 

  • 2+ years of experience managing environmental analysis group and/or laboratory of 4 or more direct reports 

  • Experience in a NELAC-certified, ISO 17025, DOD or DOE environmental laboratory is required. 

  • Proficiency with data acquisition, instrument reporting and Laboratory Information Management systems 

  • Must be authorized to work in the US

  • MUST BE ABLE TO PASS an EPA background check to obtain access to US federal property.

Preferred Skills 

  • Advanced degree in chemistry 

  • Recent experience with quality assurance program implementation 

  • “Hands on” experience operating GC, GC/MS, ICP, ICP/MS, HPLC, or similar instruments including use of applicable data acquisition and reporting software 

  • Recent experience with analytical method development for environmental samples

  • Experience with Promium Element LIMS

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.

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 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.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is

$93,668.00 - $159,236.00

Oregon Client Office (OR88)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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