Leidos currently has an opening for an Environmental Scientist/Chemist to support an Environmental Protection Agency contract. This is a hands-on environmental sampling and monitoring position for a high profile EPA contract. The principal duties of the position include 1) maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, and minor repair of air, water and radiation environmental sampling and monitoring equipment, specifically including Mass Spec and 2) performance of real time environmental monitoring and sample collection activities at hazardous waste sites, environmental emergency response sites or oil spills. A wide variety of hazardous materials may be encountered, including toxic industrial chemicals, biological agents, and radioactive materials. Sampling and monitoring activities using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), up to and including fully encapsulated Level A, will be required. A moderate amount of travel may be required with little advance notice. Periodic early morning, evening and weekend extended hours, in a sometimes stressful field environment, may also be required.
Perform monthly/quarterly maintenance of environmental sampling and monitoring equipment. Shipping/Tracking of equipment to field sites and service/repair vendors
- Bachelor degree in environmental science, chemistry, physics, biology or similar.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
- Must be able to obtain 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training certificate.
- Must be capable of performing field work and lifting 50 pounds.
- 2+ years experience performing multi-media environmental sampling and monitoring.
- Mass Spec. instrumentation experience preferred.
- Preparation of documentation including SOPs, Quality Assurance Project Plans, site-specific sampling and analysis plans, health and safety plans, final reports.
- Clear written and verbal communication skills.
- Field portable instrument maintenance, troubleshooting and minor repair experience.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Environmental Scientist
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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