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Job #: R-00024787
Location: Kennedy Space Ctr, FL
Category: Environmental Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking an experienced individual to function as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the air quality program as part of the Kennedy Environmental and Medical Contract (KEMCON) located at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida. This position directly supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Environmental Assurance Branch (EAB) and works with the NASA KSC contractor community to ensure compliance with all aspects of the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements including the KSC Title V Air Operation Permit. This position requires strong project management skills and the ability to coordinate resources to accomplish work within defined project schedules and deadlines and develop a variety of technical reports, project plans, and timelines. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently to meet established goals and objectives while providing periodic status updates to supervisor and customers. 

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Review, evaluate, and interpret Federal, State and Local regulations pertaining to the CAA and air quality and convey these requirements to the NASA customer and KSC contractor community.
  • Prepare complex technical reports including the Semiannual Operating Report, Annual Operating Report, Statement of Compliance and Emission Fee report required by the Title V Operation Permit.
  • Oversee and monitor the KSC Title V Air Database which manages the emissions inventory and tracks fuel usage totals for applicable Emission Units (EUs) to ensure information entered by the KSC contractor community is accurate. Obtain and enter information into the database on behalf of contractors with no access to the database. Participate in the Control Change Board (CCB) to implement updates and strategic changes that enhance the functionality of the database.
  • Prepare/submit data calls to the KSC contractor community on behalf of the NASA customer and compile/review all responses to assist in providing guidance on policy and/or procedural changes.
  • Facilitate and assist in the preparation of permit renewal applications required for the KSC Title V Air Operation Permit, including participation in any pre-application meetings as needed. This includes soliciting any technical and/or operational-specific information from the KSC contractor community for permit preparation or Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) generated from the regulatory review.
  • Work with the KSC contractor community to address issues or concerns with any existing or new operations regulated by the air quality program including participating in walk-downs of site operations as necessary to gain a better understating of equipment and/or processes involved.
  • Participate in NASA KSC internal surveillance inspections to ensure compliance with KSC Title V Operation permit and/or air quality regulatory requirements. Work with the KSC contactor community to address and close any findings associated with these inspections.
  • Participate in regulatory inspections and NASA Agency Environmental & Energy Functional Reviews (EEFRs).  Work with the KSC contactor community to address and close any findings associated with these inspections.
  • Participate in the Tier I Air Partnering team which consists of members of the KSC contractor community, NASA KSC environmental personnel and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
  • Conduct Engineering Design Reviews (EDRs) for proposed construction activities to determine if air quality regulations apply, including the need for any permit changes or modifications.
  • Prepare procedures and internal operating instructions, including job safety analyses, in order to establish guidelines for meeting general environmental compliance objectives as it relates to the NASA KSC Air Quality program.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition. Complies with all Company safety policies and site-specific safety procedures.  Ensures safe operating conditions within area of responsibility.  Identifies potential hazards, concerns, and safety incidents and reports to supervisory personnel.
  • General knowledge in other environmental media such as water quality, registered storage tanks and hazardous waste (or ability to learn) helpful in order to serve as the back-up SME to these programs during times of need.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or related science field with 5+ years of direct experience managing an air quality program preferably at a federal facility and/or within the aerospace industry. 
  • Adequate mathematical skills and the ability to read, analyze and understand written information including regulations, and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, where the information being communicated includes precise data and terminology, possibly of a confidential nature. 
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs especially Word and Excel.
  • Ability to obtain proper clearance to work at a secure federal facility.
  • Must thrive in a team atmosphere and effectively work with all levels of employees.  Typical work setting for this position is a combination of a general office environment and field work conducting inspections/audits which includes exposure to a variety of typical outdoor weather conditions and include minor lifting and bending and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) is preferred but not required.

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