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Environmental Chemist, Laboratory QA/QC Coordinator

Philomath, Oregon, US
Closing date
Sep 19, 2023

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time

ICF is looking for an Environmental Laboratory Chemist to join our team providing laboratory, field, and quality assurance (QA) support of environmental projects. The Environmental Chemist will apply their knowledge and work experience to support a wide range of laboratory QA and QC activities and data evaluation. All team activities must comply with EPA methods for various media (air, water, soil, biota) and environmental programs as well as the NELAC standard (2016). This position serves as the team lead for laboratory and field quality assurance of environmental chemistry and related activities. Duties include working with the team to prepare and maintain written procedures (SOPs) for the performance of the above tasks and providing technical leadership to junior staff in performance of the above tasks. The Environmental Chemist will interact with, and communicate detailed technical information to, ICF environmental chemists, external experts, and clients. The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and as member of a team.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelors in chemistry (preferred) or related field such as geology, physics, environmental science, hydrogeology, or environmental sciences.
  • Minimum 4 years laboratory experience in environmental, analytical instrumentation such as GC, GC/MS, ICP/AES, or ICP/MS, using EPA methodologies. These years of experience must also include the following:
  • Familiarity with EPA analytical chemistry methods and the NELAC standard.
  • Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMSs).
  • The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain authorization for access to Federal facilities.

Preferred Skills/Experience:
  • 8 years of progressive experience in environmental laboratories.
  • Experience working at Federal facilities.
  • Previous or current supervisory or leadership responsibilities in an environmental laboratory.
  • Experience applying EPA National Functional Guidelines for Data Validation.
  • Experience related to contaminated site characterization, remediation, and optimization at contaminated sites including Superfund, Brownfields, and RCRA Corrective Action sites.
  • Experience preparing and reviewing environmental sampling and analysis plans and quality assurance project plans.
  • Experience with Promium "Element" LIMS and/or "Qualtrax" quality management software.

Working at ICF

ICF is a global advisory and technology services provider, but we're not your typical consultants. We combine unmatched expertise with cutting-edge technology to help clients solve their most complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future.

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 ( .

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 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: Know Your Rights ( and Pay Transparency Statement .

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$52,873.00 - $89,885.00

Oregon Client Office (OR88)

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