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Job #: R-00030092
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Environmental Health And Safety
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. 

The Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) is seeking an Environmental Manager. The Environmental Manager will lead a team of Environmental professionals to promote environmental stewardship and compliance in Antarctica and on maritime vessels. This position will serve as a critical member of the Mission Assurance team reporting directly to the ASC Mission Assurance Director.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains the highest level of commitment to safety, quality, compliance, and internal controls in adherence to company values and ethics.
  • Responsible for the implementation of National Science Foundation (NSF) environmental protection programs under the regulatory framework of the U.S. Antarctic Conservation Act as amended by the Antarctic Science Tourism and Conservation Act (ACA).
  • Responsible for direct support to the NSF client under Polar Environmental Safety and Health, specifically the Environmental Officer and the Environmental Policy Manager and support personnel, as well as NSF Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics (AIL) and Antarctic Sciences (ANT).
  • Assisting NSF with ensuring USAP activities meet Antarctic Treaty requirements.
  • Implement recommendations akin to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations in the U.S. to NSF and prepare and/or manage NEPA-like documentation as defined in the ACA.
  • Review, develop, and produce protected area management plans.
  • Support implementation of requirements for protected area and protected species; collect and manage programmatic environmental data.
  • Assist in the management of ACA Permits for floral, faunal, and protected area entries.
  • Manage, plan, and conduct environmental clean-ups.
  • Manage, prepare and review spill prevention documentation; prepare, conduct, and/or manage environmental education platforms for all USAP participants across the continent and peninsula.
  • Manage drinking water and wastewater program to ensure they meet EPA standards.
  • Assures plans, assessments, analyses, and recommendations submitted to NSF are of highest technical quality and in line with NSF direction.
  • Integrates across all functional areas of ASC and amongst various NSF stakeholders
  • Oversees and provides technical guidance for complex, controversial, or sensitive projects or programs.
  • Develops and executes strategic and tactical environmental goals and initiatives.
  • Manages a staff of four to six professionals and a budget of approximately $1M.

Required Qualifications

  • MS degree in biological, physical, or environmental science related field.
  • 12 years of related experience; 5+ years of direct experience managing individual contributors and “hands on” experience designing and implementing environmental processes, documentation and training.
  • Team oriented approach to problem solving yet ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with relevant standards (Antarctic Conservation Act (ACA), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Oil Pollution Act (OPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) regulations.
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of standard sampling and analysis procedures for soil, drinking water, and wastewater.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant Antarctic Environmental experience with an emphasis on environmental monitoring.
  • PhD in Environmental Policy or Environmental Management and/or Science (Geology, Biology, and Chemistry) and/or Environmental Engineering is preferred.
  • Prior experience working technical services with a federal customer in highly regulated and remote work environments.
  • Competent in change and risk management practices.
  • Lean / Six Sigma Green Belt (or higher) certification to drive continuous improvement.

PHYSICAL AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Deployment may be required in this position at discretion of management.  If required, the individual in the position must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological examinations, as required by NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedure. U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence is required.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Exploration and Mission Support Operation builds trust through the delivery of enduring solutions for our customers’ information technology and mission support needs. We enable the delivery of citizen services and the exploration of space and scientific advancement to benefit humankind.

Key Capabilities:

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Yes, 25% of the time

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Environmental Health And Safety

About Leidos

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

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