Environmental Remediation Specialist / CERCLA Specialist

  • Leidos
  • Anchorage, AK, United States
  • Mar 27, 2017
Full time Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Science/Engineering Remediation - Brownfields - CERCLA Water Quality

Job Description

Basic Qualifications
Thorough knowledge of CERCLA, also known as Superfund
as it provides a Federal "Superfund" to clean up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous-waste sites as well as accidents, spills, and other emergency releases of pollutants and contaminants into the environment.

Experience working as a CERCLA specialist on contaminated site remediation projects either as a Project Manager or Site Supervisor is required. Contaminated sites mean locations where the soil, air, or groundwater has been impaired by regulated chemical contaminates and remediation is required to restore the area to conditions protective of human health and the environment.

Knowledge of preparing work plans for Site Investigation (SI) and Remedial Action (RA) of contaminated sites, preparing interim final cleanup and corrective action reports, and working with state and federal regulators to achieve closure of contaminated sites is required. Common chemical contaminates at FAA facilities include petroleum hydrocarbons, heavy metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and chlorinated solvents. Specific experience working on contaminated site cleanups with at least two of these chemical contaminates is required. Prior experience sampling, collecting for laboratory analysis, interpreting data, and reporting on soil and groundwater samples is a must.

Significant travel is required in order to support the FAA’s ECU program, especially during the summer field season in Alaska. Support efforts require travel up to 75% of the time during the months June through August (three out of four weeks) and up to 50% of the time (two out of four weeks) for all other months. Travel is to be to remote locations throughout Alaska with occasional travel to various locations in the WSA, if required. Remote locations mean those that may only accessible only by small, single-engine aircraft or boat; telecommunications may not be available; inclement and harsh weather is expected; and lodging options are limited and may require tent camping and packing food. This includes Alaska Native Villages, small towns and cities throughout Alaska, and undeveloped wilderness areas where large and dangerous mammals such as bears, moose, and wolves may be present. (For these reasons, demonstrated experience working and traveling in remote locations and wilderness areas is highly beneficial).

Support efforts may require absences of up to two consecutive weeks in remote locations. Travel frequency, however, is subject to funding availability and workload balance and cannot be anticipated at all times.

Job Description
The Environmental Occupational Safety & Health (EOSH) Professional shall be responsible for developing procedures, processes, standards, specifications, and systems to achieve optimal control or reduction of hazards and exposures, which may harm people, property, and/or the environment. This involves serving as a part of a multidisciplinary team in analyzing field level hazards producing mechanisms; researching regulatory, scientific and engineering written materials; recognizing, evaluating and developing the necessary controls for occupational health hazards and safety concerns; initiating and providing written documentation; attending meetings and providing professional opinions on matters affecting occupational safety and health; and traveling to and visiting field activities when directed by the customer. The particular expertise required will depend on the specific requirements of the Task Order. This position is a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) specialist and will provide support to Environmental Clean-Up (ECU) programs.

Desired skills
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in all aspects of CERCLA and be able to create scopes of work and cost estimates for the following CERCLA phases:

• Site Investigations
• Remedial Investigations
• Feasibility Studies
• Records of decision
• Remedial Actions
• Long Term Operation/Ground Water Monitoring

In addition, the ideal candidate will also have demonstrated experience overseeing field activities for each of the above CERCLA phases and have a working knowledge of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC’s) cleanup rules, closure policy and guidance documents.

Familiarity with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its requirements is beneficial.

For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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