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Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America
JOB #R2205103

Inorganic Environmental Chemist Lead

Put your analytical skills and managerial capability toward making a positive impact on the planet and your career! Join ICF International in a new laboratory facility with current instrumentation in support of a contract with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the Region 9 Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon.

ICF is seeking an Inorganic Environmental Chemist to lead a group of 3-5 technicians and chemists on our team to support the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Environmental Services Assistance Team (ESAT) contract. This team performs analyses 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:

  • Ensure compliance with all technical, quality assurance, and health & safety requirements
  • Provide technical input to and technical oversight of the work performed
  • Schedule, track and report assignments and work products
  • Supervision of technical staff including personnel selection and evaluation
  • Client contact and technical presentation occasionally required

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or physical science
  • 8+ years of experience performing and/or managing inorganic preparation and analysis of environmental samples using SW-846, CLP (Contract Laboratory Program) or APHA/AWWA/WEF Standard Methods
  • 2+ years of experience supervising an environmental analysis group
  • 1+ years of experience and Proficiency with data acquisition, processing, review and reporting via instrument software and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • 1+ years of experience in a NELAC, A2LA DOECAP accredited environmental laboratory
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  • Must be authorized to work in the US (United States)
  • Must be able to Pass an EPA background check to obtain access to US federal property

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Significant, recent “hands on” experience with several of the following categories of instrumentation and techniques: ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy), ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry), CVAA (Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption), IC (Ion Chromatography), TOC (Total Organic Carbon, FIA (Flow Injection Analysis), hot block digestion and micro distillation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in performing Root Cause Analysis and implementing Corrective Actions
  • Recent experience with analytical method development for environmental samples
  • Application of Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) and Lean principles to laboratory operations

Professional Skills:

  • 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.

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

$62,416.00 - $106,108.00

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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