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Job #: R-00090917-OTHLOC-PL-2D0103
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Environmental Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 75% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos has an exciting opening for an Environmental Compliance Specialist to support various government and commercial environmental programs. The successful candidate for this position will serve as a full-time employee who will work as part of a team or solo to conduct multimedia environmental compliance assessments and provide environmental compliance assistance.  The candidate must be able to identify, analyze, and document environmental compliance deficiencies as a result of applying knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations. These locations may include all 50 states and territories.

Extensive travel is required; up to 75% of the time. Audits are normally conducted on a weekly basis, with travel typically occurring Monday through Friday and the rare possibility of traveling occurring on Sunday and ending on Saturday.  Travel may occur in back-to-back weeks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct environmental compliance audits of government and commercial facilities to ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal environmental laws and regulations and agency environmental policies and procedures.

  • Identify audit findings, both positive and negative, of environmental-related operations, and develop recommendations, and corrective actions to mitigate environmental hazards across various environmental media, including but not limited to, air emissions, potable water, water pollution control, hazardous materials management, solid and hazardous waste management, storage tank management, toxic substances control, etc.

  • Develop audit reports to confirm findings of the audits and provide recommendations to address root causes of the deficiencies noted to provide long-term solutions and improve the state of environmental compliance.

  • Assist clients with writing SPCC Plans, SWPPPs, EPCRA Tier II and TRI reports, and other compliance assistance as requested.

  • Use teaching and directional tools to help educate and train personnel receiving the compliance audit.

  • Clearly explain and brief findings to customers in a formal setting.

  • Perform quality assurance reviews and editing of written findings.

  • Act independently and as part of a multimedia audit team to ascertain compliance and recommend appropriate action to assure compliance and/or return to compliance.

  • Conduct environmental compliance research in advance of the audit to prepare for the unique aspects of the facility to be reviewed.

  • Conduct in-briefing with leadership and interview agency/facility staff, review documentation, and observe operations to confirm the status of compliance.

  • Develop out-briefing documents and apprise leadership of the findings of the audit, providing recommendations to improve compliance status.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental/science or a related field and at least 10 years’ experience in the environmental compliance field.

  • Extensive knowledge of federal environmental laws and regulations (RCRA, CAA, CWA, OPA, EPCRA, SDWA, etc.) and knowledge of state regulations.

  • Willing and able to travel for multiple weeks in a row, but home on weekends.

  • Willing to work on a variety of environmental compliance contracts.

  • Must be computer literate with a capability to work in a team or solo environment. 

  • Must be able to work well under limited supervision.

  • Must be able to follow specific, detailed procedures and be able to review work for technical accuracy and adequacy.

  • Must be able to multi-task.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certifications to include Certified Professional Environmental Auditor, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, ISO 14001:2015 Auditor training are preferred.

Must be able to pass a Public Trust background investigation. Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident due to length investigation for non-U.S. persons.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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