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Job #: R-00014972
Location: Edison, NJ
Category: Environmental Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

Environmental Scientist – Air Instrumentation and Response

Job Description:

Under the SERAS Contract the selected candidate, as an Environmental Scientist, will support a Team that provides Air Monitoring and Sampling at Hazardous Waste Sites, Environmental Emergency Responses, Vapor Intrusion sites and other events or sites to ensure public health and safety To US EPA’s Environmental Response Team (ERT).  Environmental multimedia (liquid and solid) sampling is also possible using EPA, NIOSH, OSHA or ASTM methods. The right candidate will be groomed to lead small to medium sized projects independently. The candidate will be responsible for documenting all aspects of the work performed.

Work may be performed under one of the following authorities: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Oil Pollution Act (OPA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), Presidential Decision Directives (PDD) 39, 62, and 63, National Response Framework (NRF), Robert T. Stafford Natural Disaster Act, Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA) and other legislative acts. Response support will be provided to all ten EPA regions ranging from emergency, time-critical Removal actions, Homeland Security/Incident of National Significance (INS) to non-time critical Removal and Remedial actions. 

The ideal Candidate will be part of the Team that supports our US EPA client in two ways: equipment maintenance and on-site support.  Initially, the candidate maintain, troubleshoot, repair and calibrate air monitoring and sampling equipment. 

These tasks may be performed daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or on an annual basis. 

The candidate will maintain records and prepare clear and concise reports. 

As competency is demonstrated the candidate will operate and use air monitoring and sampling equipment during field events with potential hazardous materials exposure requiring higher Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) levels.

The candidate may provide support for activities, may need to work on weekends or holidays for high profile projects and/or emergency responses. Some travel may be required with minimal advance notice.

Under the SERAS Contract the selected candidate will support a Team that provides Air Monitoring and Sampling at Hazardous Waste Sites, Environmental Emergency Responses, Vapor Intrusion sites and other events or sites to ensure public health and safety.

US citizen. 

Bachelor's Degree or higher in the Physical, Earth or Computer Sciences. 

Zero to two years of experience with environmental investigations.   

Strong computer skills. 

Strong written and oral communications skills. 

Ability to work in a Team atmosphere. 

Ability to travel 25% of the time, sometimes on short notice. 

Experience with real-time air monitoring instrumentation or air sampling equipment.

Knowledge of EPA, NIOSH and/or OSHA air sampling methods and/or experience with real-time air monitoring instrumentation. 

Current 40 Hour Hazwoper training in conformance with 40 CFR 1910.120.  

Some project management experience. 

Experience with EPA liquid and solid sampling methods and procedures. 

Experience with small electronic equipment and repair. 

Familiarity with electrical concepts. 

Strong computer skills with ability to understand computer Networks. 

Knowledge of SCRIBE and/or VIPER is a plus.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Environmental Scientist



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