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Environmental Data Validation Chemist (REMOTE ROLE)

at ICF in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

ICF seeks an Environmental Data Validation Chemist to join our team of environmental professionals (including Environmental Scientists, Chemists, Biologists, Geologists, etc.) to support an EPA contract, the Environmental Services Assistance Team (ESAT), across the country. 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. 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 of chemistry lab experience

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

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

+ Attention to detail and the ability to think critically

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

+ Must be authorized to work in the US, per Federal contract requirements

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

Preferred Skills/Experience:

+ Laboratory experience with high resolution GCMS for environmental chemistry using EPA methods is preferred; additional experience with EPA methods and laboratory instrumentation such as GC, GC/MS, ICP/AES, or ICP/MS is desirable

+ Experience in reviewing data from high resolution GS/MS techniques for dioxin/furans and/or PCB congeners

+ Experience in non-routine analyses such as PFAS by EPA Method 533, explosives, or radionuclides is desirable

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

+ Experience reviewing/validating data from other methods/programs 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 (https://www.icf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity) .

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 icfcareercenter@icf.com 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 (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated\files/employers/poster\screen\reader\optimized.pdf) and Pay Transparency Statement (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp\English\unformattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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Job Posting: JC217176839

Posted On: Jun 26, 2022

Updated On: Jul 14, 2022