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Fort Meade, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2203695

Senior Environmental Data Validation Chemist

ICF seeks an Senior Data Validation Chemist to join our team of environmental professionals to support an EPA contract, the Environmental Services Assistance Team (ESAT), across the country. The role is located in Fort Meade, MD near Baltimore with an on-site work location at least twice a week (i.e., the position is NOT remote but partial telework maybe approved). The chemist 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 laboratory science.

  • 5+ years of experience applying EPA National Functional Guidelines, or equivalent, for data validation is required.

  • 5+ years of experience in organic analysis for volatile, semivolatile and other contaminants by GC and GCMS using CLP, SW-846 and other EPA methods is required.

  • Experience validating LCMSMS data for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances obtained under EPA Methods 533, 537.1 or other approved protocols is required.

  • Experience in validating data according to the EPA National Functional Guidelines and using the SMO Portal EXES website and software

  • Experience reviewing data volatiles in air using EPA TO14 or TO15 is required.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to think critically

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and basic computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat)

  • Demonstrated ability to work with remote colleagues (i.e., experience using collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, maintaining joint calendars, schedules, or files).

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States of America

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

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 reviewing data from high resolution GC/MS techniques for dioxin/furans and/or PCB congeners is desirable

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

  • Experience in non-routine analyses such as explosives or radionuclides is desirable

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Team player with flexibility to meet a variety of fluctuating and varied client requirements

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.

Maryland Client Office (MD88)


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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