Durham, North Carolina, USA
As an Environmental Scientist in our Health Sciences Practice, you would join a group of 70+ science professionals that provides toxicology, epidemiology, chemistry, hazard assessment, risk assessment, exposure assessment, environmental modeling, and related support that addresses the full spectrum of potentially hazardous agents, including chemicals and microbes. We specialize in identifying and quantifying the effects of environmental pollutants (such as metals, pesticides, criteria pollutants, and volatile organic compounds) on human health and the environment. We provide support for model and tool development and documentation, fate and transport modeling, exposure modeling, and risk assessment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Office of Water to support the implementation of different aspects of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. We also support the EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment in developing risk assessments, such as Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessments, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in answering scientific questions regarding human health. We provide similar support to other federal agencies, state and local agencies, as well as commercial and private groups.
Environmental Scientists at ICF contribute to the development of innovative, accurate, timely, and high quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff. Environmental Scientists work with teams to perform data analysis and visualization; modeling of emissions, air dispersion, exposure, and risk; development and maintenance of models and tools; and development of scientific and general audience reports. Environmental Scientists have the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge, contribute to high-profile projects, and interact with experts and clients in the field while building content knowledge and consulting skills, including task and team management.
This position does not involve hands-on laboratory or field work.
This position will be located in Durham, NC with an Early 2019 start date.
Conducting data and statistical analysis involving Excel, Access, and other software, such as R, SAS, Python, SQL, VBA, Tableau, and ArcGIS, to summarize and illustrate trends, develop and execute database queries, and develop and format modeling inputs and outputs
Running various environmental models (e.g., inhalation exposure, fate and transport, chemical air dispersion)
Researching a broad variety of scientific topics and synthesizing findings
Reviewing scientific and peer-reviewed literature
Contribute as a technical team member to data management tasks such as:
Conducting data extraction and data entry
Developing code or programs for data visualization and analytics
Synthesizing scientific findings and communicating them through various formats and media (e.g., written reports, online websites, visualizations)
Solving quantitative and qualitative problems
Following, implementing, and developing standardized QA/QC procedures on modeling inputs and results, documents and reports
Developing written standard operating procedures for various modeling support tasks
Interacting and corresponding with project managers and clients
Master’s degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, atmospheric science, physics, or related subject
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Recent coding/programming experience (skills in R and Python are highly preferred; skills in VBA for Excel and Access are advantageous)
Recent data visualization experience (skills in ArcGIS are highly preferred; skills in Tableau are advantageous)
Experience running models (atmospheric, dispersion, exposure, fate and transport, etc.) is highly preferred
Ability to demonstrate quantitative and qualitative research skills
Qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and visualization skills
Written and oral communication skills, including experience with scientific writing and developing and delivering presentations
Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving techniques
High-level attention to detail
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Capacity for working in teams, both locally and remotely
Strong outreach and self-motivation skills
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
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Seattle, Washington, USA
The ICF Restoration Team is currently seeking a Restoration Designer for our Pacific Northwest Branch. ICF’s PNW Branch Restoration Team provides technical analyses and designs stream restoration and wetland mitigation projects throughout Washington, Oregon, and California. The main PNW Branch offices are located in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR and these offices would be the preferred location for the selected candidate’s home office. However, depending on the candidate’s experience, and at the request of the candidate, the home office could be ICF’s Sacramento, CA office. The ICF Restoration Team includes over 20 individuals that collaborate to deliver rewarding projects, carrying designs from conception through construction and multi-year monitoring. We are currently expanding our team working on riverine and estuary restoration designs and construction oversight for projects underway in Puget Sound, Washington, the Columbia River Basin, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the Upper Santa Ana River near Los Angeles, and the Otay River in San Diego.
The Restoration Designer will be an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team providing habitat restoration planning, design, permitting, and construction assistance services to a variety of clients including federal agencies, state and local governments, Tribes, and non-profit organizations. The Restoration Designer will perform a hands-on role in the design and implementation of aquatic and riparian habitat restoration and wetland mitigation projects.
ICF values collaborative, motivated, creative, and curious individuals who thrive in a team environment. Our project teams are comprised of technical experts from several unique technical disciplines who work together to achieve project goals. No team member is an expert in all facets of a project, and thus we expect to work collectively to develop the best possible solution. Interested candidates should desire to be a member of a multidisciplinary team, able to effectively communicate their ideas, analyses, and designs to other team members who have different technical backgrounds. Equally important, interested candidates must have the ability to use information provided by other team members to inform and guide their analyses and designs.
We work on projects located throughout the west coast, requiring collaboration across ICF offices. Collaboration typically occurs through phone calls and virtual meetings, with occasional in-person meetings at other west coast offices. A successful candidate must be willing to undertake periodic short-term travel (normally 1 or 2 days, rarely more than a week) to project sites to participate in meetings, perform data collection tasks and provide construction observation services.
Key responsibilities for this position will typically be performed as directed by and under the supervision of a senior team member until the selected candidate gains sufficient experience to perform the tasks independently. Tasks include:
Collect data at project sites, including being a member of a survey party performing topographic surveys.
Analyze basin hydrology and stream hydraulics.
Design specific elements of bank protection, instream grade control, fish passage structures at roadway crossings, side channels, dike breaches and large woody material habitat structures.
Draft sheets for construction plan sets.
Support obtaining environmental permits for project construction.
Perform construction observation.
Bachelor's Degree in any field of study related to Stream and Aquatic Habitat Restoration. Including but not limited to Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Geomorphology, Landscape Architecture, Land Surveying, and Natural Resource Ecology.
Experience using AutoCAD or Microstation to draft construction plan sheets (either 1 year professional work or 1 year of college level courses).
Second Bachelor’s Degree or Master's Degree in any field of study related to Stream and Aquatic Habitat Restoration processes or fish biology.
Experience performing hydrologic and hydraulic calculations and/or using numerical models.
Experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or Microstation/In-Roads.
Experience using ArcGIS.
Experience surveying sites with traditional ground survey equipment and/or RTK GPS.
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
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