• ICF
  • Athens, Georgia, United States of America
  • Apr 27, 2020
Full time Professional Services

Job Description

Interested in making a difference to the planet? Want to work with a team of Environmental Chemists who care about the protection of human health and the environment? Are you seeking broad exposure to environmental remediation and Superfund related cleanup processes with interaction with EPA on a regional level?

ICF is seeking a motivated Analytical Laboratory Lead in Environmental Chemistry to join our team to support an EPA contract, the Environmental Services Assistance Team (ESAT) in Athens, GA and across the country. The team performs soil, water, air, waste and tissue sample analysis for chemical contaminants primarily supporting Superfund site assessment, remediation, and emergency response but also for compliance under the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act. Additional support provided by the team includes sample receipt and tracking, maintenance and monitoring of laboratory support equipment, inspections of safety equipment, chemical and supply inventory, environmental compliance activities, field sampling and analysis, and warehouse support.

Work is available at various federal government laboratories across the US to include: Athens, GA; Chelmsford, MA; Houston, TX; Kansas City, KS; Ada, OK; Edison, NJ; Richmond, CA; Corvallis, OR; Seattle, WA; Ft. Meade, MD; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a team of 5 to 10 Chemists and Technicians providing sample analysis and quality assurance and laboratory operational support
  • Provide technical input to and technical oversight of the work performed
  • Schedule, track and report assignments and work products
  • Client contact and technical presentation
  • Ensure compliance with all technical, quality assurance, and safety requirements

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or equivalent
  • 8+ years of experience performing or managing organic and/or inorganic analysis of environmental samples using CLP, SW-846 and other EPA methods
  • 5+ years of experience managing environmental analysis group and/or laboratory of comparable size
  • Proficiency with data acquisition, instrument reporting and Laboratory Information Management systems
  • Experience in a NELAC-certified, DOD or DOE environmental laboratory is required
  • Experience in organic chemistry for determination of trace contaminants in environmental samples
  • Recent “hands on” experience operating GC, GC/MS, ICP, ICP/MS, HPLC, or similar systems including full use of applicable data acquisition and reporting software

Preferred Skills

  • Advanced degree in chemistry
  • Experience in high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) for dioxins and furans
  • Radiochemistry analysis of environmental matrices (soil, water, air) and data validation of radiochemistry data following MARLAP guidance
  • Recent experience with data validation using the NFG
  • Experience with SMO Portal, EXES
  • Experience with LC/MS/MS for PFAS/PFO


Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities 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:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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