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Environmental Field & Laboratory Technician

Serco North America
Athens, Georgia, US
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Position Description:

Are you looking for an entry level position into the environmental field? Serco is hiring a Technician for our Environmental Laboratory and Field Equipment Center in Athens, GA.

Serco staffs and manages the Environmental Services Assistance Team (ESAT) providing technical, analytical and quality assurance (QA) support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ESAT supports programs, such as the Office of Air, RCRA Program, Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assistance, Office of Water, Superfund Program, and possibly other EPA programs, Federal and state agencies, and tribal organizations. The purpose of these programs is to facilitate identification, assessment, regulation, and remediation of environmental hazards which may pose a threat to human health and the environment. ESAT supports EPA in the areas of Analytical Support, Data Review, Analytical Logistical, Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Administration, and External Lab Analysis.

The Laboratory Technician will:

Provide field and laboratory testing and support.

Assist with the performance of established chemical analyses, instrument calibrations, handling field and laboratory equipment, supply inventory, and load-in and out of field equipment and supplies for site investigations.

Support the organic extractions, metals preparation, and wet chemistry labs as well as the Field Equipment Center.

Receive technical directives, chains of custody, and enters project information into the Promium Element Data System.

Provide accurate and timely input of all client information related to supply/sample receipt, analysis, and specific client requirements. Provide the ideal candidate with on-the-job training and offer a collaborative environment with opportunities for learning and expanding knowledge and skills.

Travel to sites to assist w/ investigations.


The Labotory Technician is required to have:

The ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Must have Valid Drivers License.

Must be willing to drive small trucks 25% of the time to assit with site field investigations.

An Associates Degree, and two years of related experience in a scientific or related field.

Knowledge of laboratory and experimental procedures and ability to apply knowledge in performing assigned laboratory tasks.

The ability to provide instrumentation and laboratory support for tasks such as instrument setup and calibration, testing, and maintenance; maintaining/updating equipment SOPs and manuals; glassware washing; field equipment decontamination and cleanup and custodial activities.

The ability to communicate effectively.

Company Overview:

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).

To review Serco benefits please visit: .

If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: or call the HR Service Desk at (phone number removed), option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.

Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email .

COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable requirements regarding COVID-19 regulations, including COVID-19 vaccinations and testing requirements.

Positions supporting US Federal contracts located within the continental United States (including corporate support positions): Pursuant to Executive Order 14042 (Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors), Serco requires covered employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in a Serco facility, to be fully vaccinated (two weeks from last/only inoculation) by January 4, 2022 and provide valid documentation of their vaccination status (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).

Canada, state/provincial or OCONUS based contracts and positions: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).
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