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Environmental Analytical Chemist

Employer
CSS
Location
Castle Rock, Colorado, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 25, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include: determining the physical and chemical properties of environmental samples using quantitative and qualitative analyses in physical or organic chemistry using gas chromatography with mass spec (GC/MS) instrumental analytical equipment housed in several mobile laboratory trailers; performing a variety of EPA analytical methods, such as SW-846 8260, 8270, 8081, 8082 and other methods; screens and logs in samples, prepares samples for laboratory analysis, maintains equipment, orders supplies and assists chemists when requested; participates in planning and strategy meetings; suggests modifications to existing protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs), equipment, processes or techniques; participates in evaluation of processes, including set up, O&M of equipment and apparatus, and more complex experimental procedures involving novel samples.

The primary function of the units is to provide on-site and remote chemical analysis during an Incident of National Significance - analysis on-site of all sample matrices (air, soil, water, and surface wipe) for the presence of toxic industrial chemicals, chemical warfare agents and their breakdown products. This position will require a background screening and US citizenship, and participation in medicalmonitoring. Some travel will be necessary.

Qualifications:

This position requires a B.S. degree in Chemistry or a related physical science and good communication and computer skills. Candidates must have 3-5 years of experience with environmental laboratory operations and familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within an environmental laboratory. Knowledge of organic sample preparation and chromatography is required. Knowledge of Agilent MSD ChemStation software is desirable. Familiarity with EPA methods for organic chemistry and OSHA HazWoper certification is preferred. Must pass a Government Background Check and Drug Screening.

CSS is predominately a Federal Contractor and is subject to following the terms of Executive Orders. CSS requires all Employees (Direct, Indirect, government, state, and commercial), including employees working from home/remotely, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Exceptions to the COVID-19 vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the CSS HR Department.

CSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer who provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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