• Scientist or Engineer for Site Assessment and/or Emergency Response Team (ERT)

    Posted Date 10 months ago(4/12/2019 3:45 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Full-Time 40
    Security Clearance Level
    National Agency Check (Client Initiated)
  • Responsibilities

    Recruiting for site assessment and emergency response personnel nationwide to support  Superfund Technical Assistance and Response Team (START) contracts

    • Perform as a member of the START emergency response team (ERT) providing the EPA client with accurate and pertinent scientific data according to agreed upon methods, procedures, and techniques
    • Duties will include rotations as an “on-call” responder available 24hrs a day for a week at a time
    • Willingness to participate in the Emergency Response On-Call Program and maintain preparedness for immediate mobilization while on-call.
    • Use level D-A PPE to make entries into potentially hazardous areas
    • Calibration and maintenance of a variety of multi-media monitoring and sampling equipment.
    • Document field activities and prepare daily and final reports for EPA client
    • In-field multimedia sampling
    • Assist with the writing of technical documents and plans
    • Provide timely task status reports and other required reports to Project Managers
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


    • 2-8 years of oil and hazardous materials/waste assessment and emergency response experience
    • BS in biology/chemistry/geology/environmental science or engineering
    • Ability to support oil and hazardous materials emergency response projects
    • Data Management, training in and use of scientific methods
    • Preferred skills – use of field instrumentation. Some proficiency in the use of air monitoring and
    • sampling equipment. Abilities include calibration, implementation in field, and interpretation of
    • results.
    • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER current certificate and 8-hr refreshers, preferred
    • Familiarity with the Incident Command System (ICS) 100-800
    • Working knowledge of EPA/ERT’s Viper, Scribe and RCMS helpful
    • Working knowledge of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) preferred
    • Experience with operation and calibration/maintenance of monitoring and sampling equipment typically used in response and hazardous waste site assessment work, preferred
    • Job requires bending, stooping, lifting, use of technical equipment, and work in inclement environments
    • Technical writing skills, analysis of data, report preparation, and Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) required
    • Passing a physical exam and drug screening is required for this position.
    • Travel will be required
    • Must be eligible to work in the US and have a valid driver's license
    • Ability to secure a CMV endorsement for driving a response vehicle



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