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Senior Environmental Chemist and Team Leader
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?
ICF is seeking a motivated Senior Environmental Chemist and Team Leader (including Environmental Scientists, Chemists, Biologists, Geologists, etc.) to join our team to support an EPA contract, the Environmental Services Assistance Team (ESAT), located at Fort Meade in Maryland. The team performs soil, water, air, waste and tissue sample analysis and data validation for chemical contaminants primarily supporting Superfund site assessment, remediation, and emergency response but also for compliance under the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act. The team also supports EPA’s ambient air monitoring programs through sampling air for Pb and particulates and auditing ambient air analyzers for ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide under the Clean Air Act. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain authorization for access to Fort Meade and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Science Center.
Lead a team of 8 or more Chemists and Technicians providing sample analysis, data validation, quality assurance, air monitoring, and laboratory operational support in support of EPA Region 3 programs
Serve as senior chemist to perform laboratory analysis and data validation services, and provide technical oversight of the work performed by others
Schedule, track and report assignments and work products
Develop budgets and ensure financial performance of the team
Supervise technical staff including personnel selection and evaluation
Serve as the primary technical and management point-of-contact with the EPA client
Ensure compliance with all technical, quality assurance, and safety requirements
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related science.
10+ years of experience as an environmental chemist including the following minimums:
3 years of experience analyzing environmental samples following EPA methods using complex instrumentation such as ICF-OES, ICP-MS, GC-PID, GSMS, LCMSMS, etc. and the associated data acquisition and reporting software
5 years of experience managing an environmental analysis group and/or laboratory of 5 or more direct reports for organic and/or inorganic analysis of environmental samples using CLP SOW, SW-846, and other EPA methods. This experience must include planning and overseeing work, managing budgets, making hiring decisions, ensuring financial accountability, and preparing project status and financial reports.
Experience with the CLP SOW, EXES, and NFG for data validation is required and included toward total required experience.
Experience in a NELAC or ISO 17025 accredited environmental laboratory
Proficiency with data acquisition, instrument reporting, and Laboratory Information Management systems
Proficiency working with Microsoft suite of software or similar collaboration tools
US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status
Ability to obtain permission to access US EPA and other government facilities (includes a background review with fingerprints
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