Ecological Risk Assessment Specialist

  • Richland, WA, USA
  • Jun 08, 2018
EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality

Job Description

INTERA Incorporated is seeking an Ecological Risk Assessment Specialist to join our growing group of environmental professionals in our Richland, Washington, office.  This position provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced environmental science professional to grow technically and further their career working on many types of challenging environmental projects.


Job Description

Provide ecological risk assessment support to INTERA projects.  A key responsibility of this position is to perform routine ecological risk assessment assignments in a manner consistent with USEPA and/or state regulatory requirements and associated guidance. Demonstrated experience with terrestrial evaluations is a must with aquatic evaluations a plus as well as familiarity with human health risk assessment guidance for shallow soil contamination. Must be able to work under limited supervision and be able to participate in more complex assignments under closer supervision. Assignments include data reduction, compilation of dose-response data, exposure assessment, exposure point concentration evaluation, risk characterization, scientific management data point (SMDP), data analysis, and report preparation. Other tasks include regulatory guidance and literature research, critical evaluation, and synthesis of regulatory guidance, compliance criteria for chemicals in potential exposure media (groundwater, surface water, soil, air, food), and scientific literature. Must be able to evaluate, select, and apply standard risk assessment techniques, procedures and criteria to perform technical assignments and QA/QC activities. 

Required Qualifications

  • At least ten years of applicable experience required, with primary emphasis on ecological risk assessment. 
  • B.S. or M.S. in Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment, Biology, Public Health or related technical field is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated experience with proUCL, RESRAD-BIOTA, or other similar tools is required.

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