The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for a Chemical Hygiene Specialist to support biomedical research at the Naval Medical Research Unit, San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) in San Antonio, TX. NAMRU-SA conducts gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations.
The ideal candidate shall:
- Be ultimately responsible for assuring the safety of employees pertaining to designing, modifying and maintaining the chemical hygiene program for NAMRU-SA.
- Assist with organizing, planning, implementing, and auditing the environmental programs and policies for the operation, ensuring compliance as required by outside regulatory entities.
- Assist management, operations, and project/maintenance teams as required to assure compliance with federal, state, local and internal rules and regulations pertaining to operational environmental aspects and impacts
- Assist with waste and remediation activities, ensuring regulatory compliance, including the waste management plans, shipments, manifests, and regulatory reporting.
- Ensure compliance with SPCC requirements and assist with spill response and remediation activities, as needed, including the facilitation of required reporting to applicable parties, including the NRC, TCEQ, and/or RRC
- Act as the point of contact for both regulatory agencies and operations on required reports, inspections, and other applicable regulatory requirements.
- Assist with compliance audits, as needed, and assist in facilitating resolution of action items from findings of reviews, inspections, and incident investigations
- Communicate regular updates on EH&S releases, permit deviations, and enforcement status to Environmental Supervisor for Operations management meetings.
- Assist in implementing and maintaining an effective filing system for all operational data to ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements
- Review internal standard operating procedures (SOPs) and risk assessments to ensure safe handling and disposal of Hazardous/Non-Hazardous materials.
- Maintain Chemical Inventory and Authorized User List (AUL) for hazardous/non-hazardous chemicals.
- Work is to be performed on a government installation. The normal work week is Monday - Friday 0800 to 1630.
- B.S. in Environmental Science, Engineering or chemistry, with 2-4 years of related work experience.
- The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level. Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.
- Due to Federal contract requirements, US citizenship is required.
- Must have a broad working knowledge of chemical hygiene.
- Maintain a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
- Intermediate level desktop computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
- Ability to lift, push, and pull 25 pounds.
- Follow and adhere to all applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines.
- The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, handle or feel, and reach with hands or arms.
- Ability to handle hazardous/non-hazardous chemicals and work within Biosafety Level-1&2 (BSL-1 and BSL-2) laboratory environments.
- The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
- The ability to work within a collaborative team environment, with demonstrated personal drive and initiative to achieve goals.
- Interpersonal communication skills are required to interface will all affected teams, personnel, and vendors.
- An organized and detail-oriented self-starter with a strong work ethic.
- Ability to work self-sufficiently given direction and resources.
- Ability to think critically, solve problems independently and exercise judgement and common sense.
- Strong work ethic with demonstrated ability to effectively work with minimum supervision.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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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