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Senior Environmental Data Validation Chemist

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United States
Base Salary
72k-122k USD

Job Description

ICF seeks an Environmental Data Validation Chemist to join our team of environmental professionals to support an EPA contract, the Environmental Services Assistance Team (ESAT) for EPA Region 5.

This position will fully remote (within the continental United States)

As an Environmental Data Validation Chemist, you will be responsible for evaluating and validating environmental laboratory analytical data for compliance with method and program/project QA/QC requirements. Reviews of laboratory-reported data will be conducted following EPA’s National Functional Guidelines or other procedures, as directed. Duties will include preparing written reports and editing electronic data in the cloud or through electronic file transfer to incorporate validation qualifiers, as well as reviewing the work of others doing similar work (i.e., technical or peer review), and the review of regional QA documents (QAPPs, SAPs etc.). The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team of chemists and technicians.

The position primarily allows for remote work, however, there is an opportunity for the selected candidate to attend in-person team activities and meetings at the client facility in Chicago, Illinois upon occasion, if they are within reasonable traveling distance and express interest in doing so.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in organic and/or inorganic analysis using CLP, SW-846 and other EPA methods.
  • Ability to work remotely (i.e., experience using collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, maintaining joint calendars, schedules, or files).
  • Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel and Adobe Acrobat to create and edit documents/files.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States of America, per federal contract requirements.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Laboratory experience with EPA methods and laboratory for the analysis of organic and inorganic constituents and contaminants is preferred.
  • Experience in validating data according to the EPA National Functional Guidelines is desirable.
  • Experience applying EPA National Functional Guidelines, or equivalent, for data validation is a plus.
  • Experience writing, reviewing, or implementing quality assurance project plans (QAPPs), sampling and analysis plans (SAPs), and related documents in accordance with EPA QA/R-5: EPA Requirements for Quality Assurance Project Plans; EPA QA/G-9: Guidance for the Data Quality Assessment: Practical Methods for Data Analysis; EPA QA/G-4HW: Guidance for the Data Quality Objectives Process for Hazardous Waste Sites; and other EPA quality assurance guidance is desirable.
  • Experience reviewing/validating data from other methods/programs is desirable.

Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we’re not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email [email protected] and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

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Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$71,958.00 - $122,328.00Illinois Remote Office (IL99)

Advice from our career coach

As an Environmental Data Validation Chemist at ICF supporting an EPA contract, it is essential to have a strong background in chemistry and environmental analysis. Here are some key points to help you stand out as an applicant:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a related field
  • Have a minimum of 4 years of experience in organic and/or inorganic analysis using CLP, SW-846, and other EPA methods
  • Demonstrate experience in data validation according to EPA guidelines
  • Show proficiency in using collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Be familiar with writing, reviewing, or implementing quality assurance project plans and related documents per EPA standards

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