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Job #: R-00028478
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) to oversee the Storage Tanks/Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) program as part of the Kennedy Environmental and Medical Contract (KEMCON) located at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida. This position provides direct support to 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 underground and above-ground storage tank systems (UST/AST), as well as the storage of oils subject to EPA SPCC regulations. 

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:

  • Facilitate and assist in the preparation of documents for storage tank registration and/or closure, including participation in any meetings with regulatory agencies as needed. This includes soliciting any technical and/or operational-specific information from the KSC contractor community for registration/closure of a tank system.
  • Maintain the KSC SPCC Storage Inventory Database, which is utilized to manage regulated oil storage activity at KSC and produce site-specific SPCC plans with input from the KSC contractor community.
  • 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.
  • Work with the KSC contractor community to address issues or concerns with any existing or new operations regulated by the Storage Tanks and SPCC 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 Storage Tanks and SPCC regulatory requirements. Work with the KSC contractor community to address and close any findings associated with these inspections.
  • Participate in internal compliance assistance and regulatory inspections as well as NASA Agency Environmental & Energy Functional Reviews (EEFRs). Work with the KSC contractor community to address and close any findings associated with these inspections.
  • Participate as a member in the Tier I Wastetrackers Partnering team, which consists of members of the KSC contractor community, NASA KSC environmental personnel and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).
  • Conduct and participate in Engineering Design Reviews (EDRs) for proposed construction activities to ensure storage tanks meet all state of Florida regulatory installation requirements, and comply with the facility SPCC plan.
  • 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 Storage Tanks/SPCC 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or related science field with 4 years of direct experience managing UST/AST system compliance and oversight of an SPCC program, preferably at a federal facility and/or within the aerospace industry.
  • This position requires a Government or industry-sponsored AST inspector certifications, and/or EPA UST A/B/C operator training preferred.
  • Strong knowledge in Federal, State and Local regulations pertaining to regulated Petroleum Storage Tank Systems, and in the preparation and implementation of facility SPCC Plans. Candidate must have the ability to review, interpret, evaluate and convey these requirements to the NASA customer and KSC contractor community.
  • Understanding of all types of UST/AST systems and associated components and equipment including storage tank installations, modifications and closure requirements. Experience and knowledge in UST/AST inspection, testing, record-keeping and reporting requirements for regulatory compliance purposes.
  • General knowledge in other environmental media such as water quality, air quality and hazardous waste (or ability to learn) to assist these programs during times of need and to serve as the back-up SME for these respective programs if necessary.
  • Requires the ability to take and pass an occupational health physical in order to acquire and maintain internal work/safety certifications, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 
  • Must possess 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 and the ability to work within program-specific databases.
  • Ability to obtain proper clearance to work at a secure federal facility.

Working Conditions:

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.

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