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Chemist/Geochemist/Senior Water Scientist Level 4-5 (Water Program)
While having a primary focus on geochemistry and the technical mastery of its utilization to support surface and groundwater monitoring and remediation projects. In addition, assist and advise management on policy, safety, design, development, and maintenance of all things groundwater, remediation, and hydrology related. The individual who takes this role will be excellent at developing complex, multi-disciplinary documents that require nuanced and specialized analytical and potentially modeling-based information. The individual who takes this role will be excellent at interfacing with the client staff as well as stakeholders including regulators.
A mastery of, and skill in applying expertise in advanced professional knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of chemistry, geochemistry, and processes to treat contaminated groundwater and environmental analysis in order to provide for efficient multi-objective resource allocation.
In reviewing subcontractor input for compliance, and recommending solutions and implementation required to make certain of compliance with regulations and other applicable guidance.
Ability to evaluate and incorporate the latest developments in the field of groundwater remediation planning into technical guidelines. The incumbent is required to provide authoritative advice and alternatives for decision making within established regulations, and Federal policies, guidelines, instructions, and Executive Orders.
Initiates in-depth analysis of the Groundwater Remediation Program to identify weaknesses, determine needed changes, and provide planning direction. Reports results to management for inclusion in developing and implementing activities to accomplish program objectives.
Makes oral presentations to regulators, Tribal groups, and other organizations as required and directed.
Makes trips to field to provide technical guidance and assistance to management
Collects, organizes, analyzes, pertinent data, generates models and provides appropriate output to fit the necessary audience, both technical and non-technical.
Field trips may involve working in a high risk out-of-doors environment or exposure to situations requiring PPE.
Outdoor activities may include hiking for long distances in inclement weather.
Must be considerate of and adhere to of all policies, regulations, and sensitivities of the Government and Tribal clientele.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelors of Science in chemistry, geochemistry, or similar environmental discipline, from an Accredited Institution or higher level degree in a science or management field.
At least 10 years of experience performing technical analyses and representation of those analyses in chemistry, geochemistry, or related discipline.
A thorough knowledge of the basic laws, Federal regulations, Bureau and Departmental manuals, handbooks, and technical publications related to water rights/resources highly desired.
A working knowledge of the organizations, functions, interrelationships, and objectives of agencies within the Department and other Federal agencies for the development of memoranda of understanding, agreements, exchange of technical knowledge and the promotion of a cooperative working environment and relationships highly desired.
Must be able to demonstrate skills in conceiving, planning and problem solving in areas of considerable scope and complexity requiring unconventional or novel approaches and sophisticated techniques.
Must demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills.
Must demonstrate ability to work independently but also within a team environment.
Employment for this position will be subject to all relevant laws, regulations, orders, and the like.