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Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Woodlawn, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2203039

Field Technician- Equipment Installation and Monitoring

We are looking for professionals who would like to jumpstart or transition their career into Environmental Science! If successful you will travel frequently within Maryland (and surrounding area), installing, monitoring, and troubleshooting air monitoring equipment!

The position is based out of Fort Meade, Maryland with extensive travel within the following states/locations: Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania). You will also receive technical training on equipment installation, troubleshooting and monitoring.

ICF seeks a Field Technician to conduct performance audits of state and local ambient air monitoring stations on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The successful candidate will be responsible for transporting and operating mobile air sampling and analysis equipment to perform field-based measurements of criteria air pollution parameters including particulate matter (PM2.5), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and other related air pollutants.

The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain authorization for access to Fort Meade and the EPA Environmental Science Center.

What you will be doing:

  • Coordinate with state and local air monitoring agencies to plan and schedule side-by-side measurement-based performance audits of their monitoring site operations.

  • Plan and conduct extensive travel within EPA Region 3 (MD, DC, DE, VA, WV, and PA) to complete scheduled site audits. Travel requires prolonged periods of driving with a provided field vehicle (oversized cargo van or large SUV – no commercial driver’s license is required). Travel is expected to be required as much as 50% of the time.

  • Collect time-critical particulate matter filter samples and ship to laboratories for PM2.5 and Lead (Pb) analysis.

  • Utilize instrumentation to provide on-site analysis of air parameters including O3, CO, NO2, SO2, and other related pollutants.

  • Conduct all sampling and analysis in strict accordance with standard operating procedures and other required protocols.

  • Maintain, repair, and operate air sampling and analysis equipment.

  • Prepare written reports using MS Word.

  • Utilize MS Excel to present and analyze air data.

  • Perform other general laboratory support activities such as sample log in, inventorying, sample extraction and analysis, etc.

What we need you to have (minimum qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, geology, geosciences, environmental sciences, or equivalent amount of working experience.

  • 1+ years of relevant technical field experience in equipment installation and maintenance  

  • Ability and inclination to work outdoors under a variety of environmental conditions, including wind, rain, cold, heat, and high humidity. You must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds, use ladders, and work comfortably at heights

  • Good driving record, valid driver’s license, and able to drive long distances within EPA Region 3

  • Must be authorized to work in the US

What we would like you to have:

  • Knowledge, training, or working background in air sampling instrumentation and air quality parameters such as particulate matter or trace gases

  • Current or previous PM2.5 and/or through the probe (TTP) sampling certifications

  • Knowledge or background in EPA PEP, Pb-PEP, and NPAP/TTP programs

  • 40-hour HAZWOPER training and other related safety training

  • Environmental laboratory support capabilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Experience working at DoD, EPA, or other 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.

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 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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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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