Versar, Inc. is a global project management company based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with locations around the world. Since 1969, Versar has provided technical and management support to federal, state, and local government clients as well as to industries worldwide, delivering construction management, environmental sciences and engineering infrastructure solutions. Versar offers tailored and secure solutions in harsh environments providing clients with comprehensive engineering and construction management, environmental and professional services.
Versar is seeking self-motivated, team-oriented, Environmental Scientists with strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills to work in our Germantown, MD office.
Primary responsibilities will include assisting a team of scientists in supporting various environmental research programs for Federal regulatory agencies such as EPA and FDA addressing topics related to toxic chemicals, pesticides, and food safety. Duties will involve compiling and analyzing environmental data using spreadsheets, documenting methods used, and generating tables, charts, databases, and technical reports to communicate results to the client. The successful candidate may also support additional projects, as needed, which may include: fate and transport modeling of contaminants in air, water, or other media; exposure modeling and risk assessment; scientific peer review; and other field and office-related tasks. Occasional travel may be required.
Candidates should have 2-4 years of working experience in the field of environmental engineering/science and/or environmental consulting:
Experience with Federal clients (e.g., EPA, FDA) is preferred;
An educational background or working familiarity with the following is desirable: environmental exposure and risk assessment; fate and transport analysis and/or modeling tools for toxic chemicals and/or pesticides; food safety; and environmental meeting facilitation.
Bachelor’s degree is required in environmental or chemical engineering or a related field (chemistry, biology, toxicology, or public health):
Proficiency with MS Office applications and ability to conduct data analysis (including statistical analyses) in Microsoft Excel;
Strong analytical and data management skills;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team:
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. and capable of obtaining government security clearance and/or Common Access Card (CAC).
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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