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Environmental Health Sciences - Senior QA Manager - Durham - 27703

Employer
Local Staffing
Location
Durham, North Carolina, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 25, 2021

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Job Description
To support ICF's dynamic growth and expanding client base, we are seeking an On-Call Senior Quality Assurance Manager to work in our Health Science Portfolio. This group of 80+ science professionals provides toxicology, hazard assessment, epidemiology, risk assessment, exposure assessment, life cycle 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, and semi-volatile organic compounds, on human health and the environment using published literature, analysis of existing data, modeling approaches, and other information-based approaches.
The Senior Quality Assurance Manager will provide senior-level guidance in developing and implementing contract- and project-level quality programs to ensure that projects completed in support of federal agencies (such as U.S. EPA and NIEHS) in assessing the human health and environmental impacts of pollutants are scientifically sound and meet all appropriate quality requirements, including relevant Agency- and contract-specific requirements.
Key Responsibilities:
* Provide a consistent and efficient approach to Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) across the Portfolio to ensure efficiency, achievement of all performance metrics, and technical defensibility of all work products.
* Serve as ICF's contract-level Quality Assurance Manager for multiyear mission support contract(s) for the U.S. EPA and other federal agencies. In this role:
* Assess contractual quality requirements and ensure that these are met
* Provide senior level guidance in the development and maintenance of Quality Management Plans (QMP)
* Assist technical staff in developing and revising Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs)
* Coordinate with client-side counterpart for quality-related matters, including approvals of QAPPs.
This is a flexible part-time position, expected to require approximately 5-10 hours per week. This position does not involve hands-on laboratory or field work. Further, the majority of health science projects completed by ICF do not involve conducting laboratory or field work (however, we do engage in evaluation, analysis, and use of data collected through lab and field studies).
Basic Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent in engineering, science, or related subject with focus on human health hazard and risk assessment
* Minimum 8 years of experience as a Quality Assurance professional, preferably focused on environmental and health sciences
Experience with QA/QC at U.S. EPA and other government programs
Professional Skills:
* Thorough understanding of the QA requirements of agencies such as the U.S. EPA particularly covering sampling and analysis, assessment of secondary (existing) data, data entry and analysis, computer modeling, software development, and review of reports and deliverables.
* Ability to define and document quality assurance processes
* Proactive and problem-solving approach to challenges
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Ability to effectively manage client expectations
* Attention to detail
* Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and communicate effectively under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you're seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF-together for tomorrow.
We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy [https://www.icf.com/legal/equal-employment-opportunity].
COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.
Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com [icfcareercenter@icf.com] and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law [https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf] and Pay Transparency Statement [https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_English_unformattedESQA508c.pdf].

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