Lead Environmental Specialist

  • Leidos
  • Centennial, CO, USA
  • Aug 20, 2019
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Training Waste Management - Recycling Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Lead Environmental Specialist on the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) in Centennial, CO.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinates on-ice activities related to remediation, monitoring sampling programs and education with the on-ice ASC Environmental Engineer primarily and the ASC EHS Station Lead.  In addition, generates professional documentation on findings and outcomes of remediation and monitoring events and sample analysis.
  • Interfaces with ASC Environmental Department, Safety and Waste Management staff, primarily, and, Laboratory staff, principal investigators and subcontractors, secondarily.  Performs training and educational programs for the community with respect to environmental protection, waste management and national and international policies and regulations relating to environmental operations in the Antarctic.
  • Interacts with National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person, in a professional and tactful manner.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of instrumentation, including but not limited to such general environmental monitoring laboratory equipment as photoionization detectors, oxygen meters, composite wastewater samplers, TPH and VOC analyzers, and data collection and archiving devices. Maintains a comfortable working knowledge of GPS units and field electronic data collection.
  • Responsible for organizing and arranging resources in order to address remediation sites in the field. 
  • Performs environmental evaluation of contaminated sites including full cradle to grave remediation operations.  Typical scenarios may include operations such as: sampling, on site analytical assessment and physical clean up including soil excavation, as well as ensuring contaminated media is properly manifested and logged and treated or removed from station.
  • Conceives and carries out programs to ensure environmental education and awareness throughout the stations and associated field camps.
  • Collection and subsequent analysis of field data from contaminated soil sampling, ice core sampling, snow sampling etc.  Collects environmental samples (ambient and source) for site characterization and monitoring purposes, as required.
  • Maintains databases of GIS information as well as contaminate concentrations and analytical data from current and historical environmental operations.
  • Active member of the station spill response team.
  • Ensures accurate inventories of spare parts and supplies for repairing and calibrating equipment and instrumentation.  Keeps an accurate inventory of all consumable laboratory and sampling supplies and is responsible for ordering new ones.
  • Performs laboratory analysis of water and wastewater samples for measurements of biological oxygen demand (BOD), volatile suspended solids, phosphorus, nitrogen, nitrite, nitrate, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, alkalinity, hardness, pH, chlorine residue, dissolved oxygen, and coliforms as required.
  • Records data and prepares technical reports describing site work.          
  • Writes professional documents for presentation and review by NSF.  Documents may include Scopes of Work, Remedial Action Plans, Environmental Assessments, Records of Environmental Review, Summary reports, and various technical documents.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor degree in Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Biology, Geology, Hydrogeology, Chemistry or closely related field is required.
  • Requires 2 years prior experience within ASC Environmental performing water sampling, remediation projects, environmental education and working under the Antarctic Conservation Act.
  • Minimum of four years of responsible experience related to contaminated site assessment and remediation, environmental risk assessment, field environmental sampling, monitoring, instrumentation, laboratory analyses and data management. 
  • Excellent writing skills are expected. 
  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
  • Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts and safety objectives.
  • Experience in science support and coordination.
  • US citizenship or Permanent US Resident status is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Hydrogeology, Chemistry, Biology or closely related field.
  • HAZWOPPER certification preferred
  • Extensive experience organizing and leading fieldwork, particularly in the deep field, in Antarctica preferred. 
  • Scientific publication history and geographical information systems experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of USAP organization and on-ice experience preferred.

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