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Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America
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JOB #R2206041

Environmental Inorganic Data Validation Chemist (On-call)- REMOTE

ICF seeks Environmental Inorganic Data Validation Chemists to join our team of environmental professionals to support an EPA contract, the Environmental Services Assistance Team (ESAT), across the country.

This position will be on-call and remote (within the continental United States) with anticipated workload ranging from minimal (a few hours a month) to as many hours as the candidate can provide up to 40 hours per week. Periods of heavy workload are intermittent and unpredictable; we are unable to guarantee any hours.

As an Environmental Inorganic Data Validation Chemist, you will be responsible for evaluating and validating environmental laboratory analytical data for compliance with method and program/project QA/QC requirements. Reviews of laboratory-reported data will be conducted following EPA’s National Functional Guidelines or other procedures, as directed. Duties will include preparing written reports and editing electronic data in the cloud or through electronic file transfer to incorporate validation qualifiers, as well as reviewing the work of others doing similar work (i.e., technical or peer review). The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and as member of a team of chemists and technicians.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, or equivalent years (2 years) of chemistry lab experience

  • 2+ years of experience in inorganic analysis using CLP, SW-846 and other EPA methods

  • Experience applying EPA National Functional Guidelines, or equivalent, for data validation

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States of America, per federal contract requirements.

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

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Laboratory experience with EPA methods and laboratory instrumentation such as ICP/AES, ICP/MS, IC, CVAA, etc. for the analysis of inorganic constituents and contaminants is preferred.

  • Experience in validating data according to the EPA National Functional Guidelines and use of the SMO Portal EXES website and software is preferred

  • Experience writing, reviewing, or implementing quality assurance project plans (QAPPs), sampling and analysis plans (SAPs), and related documents in accordance with EPA QA/R-5: EPA Requirements for Quality Assurance Project Plans; EPA QA/G-9: Guidance for the Data Quality Assessment: Practical Methods for Data Analysis; EPA QA/G-4HW: Guidance for the Data Quality Objectives Process for Hazardous Waste Sites; and other EPA quality assurance guidance is desirable.

  • Experience reviewing/validating data from other methods/programs is desirable

  • Experience in non-routine analyses such as PFAS by EPA methods, explosives, or radionuclides is desirable

  • Ability to work remotely (i.e., experience using collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, maintaining joint calendars, schedules, or files) is required.

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

$51,584.00 - $87,692.00

Maryland Remote Office (MD99)

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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