Job Title: Environmental Scientist/Chemist
Location: PGDP, Paducah, KY
Status: Full Time
Duration: 18 months
Environmental Scientist/Chemist - FUNCTIONAL JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW
Under direct supervision, performs Environmental Scientist job functions as assigned by management. Typical job responsibilities assist and support management in identifying and resolving issues involving environmental data results and sampling results to include but not limited to the following: coordinating sampling, data capturing and reporting; and ensuring that site operations are conducted in a manner that is compliant with contractual, reviewing of data in relation to EPA approved methods. The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support management in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned:
• Provides technical, administrative and/or functional support to the Environmental Science team
• Reviews analytical data in accordance with EPA standards and procedures to ensure adequate quality is achieved for the Environmental Science team.
• Works with the Sample Mgmt Office to ensure that data is received in a timely manner to support the Environmental Science team.
• Ensures that all samples are collected in a timely manner to support the Environmental Science team.
• Ensures that all samples are collected as required by the FFA approved CERCLA documents.
• Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner
Bachelor or Science Degree with 1 year related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.. Typical experience ranges from 1 - 4 years.
Understanding of analytical chemistry and/or analytical laboratory procedures and methods.
Experience with basic PC skills to include Microsoft software
Basic understanding of federal and state policies and regulations, project policies and requirements
Basic interpersonal and communication skills
DOE "L" or "Q" clearance or ability to obtain a DOE "L" or "Q" clearance
Work in an environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.
FUNCTIONAL JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW
Ability to wear respirator and other protective equipment to enter various types of potentially hazardous areas (such as but not limited to chemical, dust fumes, mists, heat stress factors, etc.).
Ability to carry several instruments/equipment or tools while walking extensively. Potential prolonged walking/standing, repeated pushing/pulling.
Ability to perform medium to very heavy work, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, non-repetitive, up to 50 pounds of force frequently (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person "buddy system"), and/or more than 20 pounds of force
constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.
Potential for prolonged driving of or riding in a motor vehicle, machine operation, and/or working around moving equipment/machinery or motorized vehicles (such as but not limited to car, truck, golf cart, gator, heavy equipment).
Ability to work in confined areas, tanks, heat stress conditions, high noise and areas with radiation and chemical hazards.
Environmental conditions may include weather or temperature extremes, inclement weather (such as but not limited to wind, rain, excessive heat, excessive cold, snow/ice, etc.)
In some cases radiological training may be required.
May be required to operate company vehicle during the course of work. All safety and DOT regulations and procedures must be adhered to at all times.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.