Senior Environmental Programs Analyst
This individual will be responsible for a wide range of analysis and implementation activities related to the client’s environmental program. The environmental subject matter expert (SME) will provide “full-time” support to The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) (ODUSD/I&E), Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate located in the Washington, DC area.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position will serve as a senior environmental SME responsible for assisting a federal agency execute their Environmental Restoration, Environmental Quality, Sustainability, and Pollution Prevention programs. Support may include risk assessment expertise on chemical and materials of interest to the Department of Defense (DoD), maintain Emerging Contaminants (ECs) information on the EI&E web, track updates to national and international chemical management, develop Phase I and Phase II Environmental Impact Assessments, assist OASD/EI&E in developing policy and guidance concerning toxicity, environmental and human health information related to the systems acquisition process, and provide general meeting and technical support for the ECs Steering Group and DoD ECs Governance Council.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- The SME must have strong communication skills, a demonstrated ability to deliver “innovative solutions,” sound understanding of environmental laws and processes, and “creative problem solving” skills.
- Must provide general and chemical-specific toxicology and risk assessment expertise on chemical and materials of interest to Department of Defense (DoD) in order to assist DoD in risk assessments, regulatory analyses, and discussions with regulatory agencies.
- Review of chemical hazard and risk assessments, reports of the National Academy of Sciences, and identification of science data gaps for newly identified chemicals and materials.
- Provide assistance in the collection, analysis and display of information for the one planned DoD Emerging Contaminants (EC) Governance Council meeting.
- Provide assistance for internet research, toxicology expertise, contacting various DoD offices for required information, development of presentation materials, and generating meeting minutes.
- Provide assistance in gathering and analyzing technical information, contacting speakers, developing agendas and presentation materials and meeting minutes.
- Provide support for the development of DoD’s Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) to reduce energy intensity, greenhouse gas emissions, water use intensity, solid waste disposal, and disposal of hazardous chemicals.
- Provide support to sustainability efforts including sustainable products, bio-based products, water and energy efficiency, alternative energy, netzero studies, and data management.
- Conduct expert-level independent evaluations and assessments of technical data associated with the deployment of environmental and sustainment technologies and controversial environmental topics.
- Assist with developing, maintaining, and tracking information related to technical evaluations within various information systems.
- Assist in the tracking of national and international laws and regulations related to chemical management, in particular the OSHA, EPA, various states and federal regulations and the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH) regulation.
- Provide strategic reviews and interpretations of new statutory and regulatory requirements and make recommendations for integration.
- Conduct Phase I (qualitative) Impact Assessments for specific ECs that have been identified as posing potential risk to DoD.
- Conduct Phase II quantitative impact assessments for chemicals that have been assessed as high risk in the Phase I assessment process.
- Applicants for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. For this position, LMI will only consider individuals who are US Citizens and possess current security clearances or those who are eligible to obtain one.
- Minimum Master’s degree in environmental science/engineering or related scientific fields, with an undergraduate degree in engineering, geology, environmental science, chemistry, economics, or other physical science with direct application to environmental industry is required. PhD degree is preferred.
- Minimum Eleven (11) years of professional experience in the environmental field is required.
- Ten (10) or more years direct professional experience supporting DOD/USAF environmental programs at the Installation level, Region, major command, or headquarters level will be highly preferred.
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills essential. Must be self-motivated and detail-oriented.
- High level analytical skills are required. Both oral and written communications skills are mandatory. Proven track record in writing technical guidance and documents required. Publications list or writing samples may be requested.
- Related prior experience with USAF environmental program management or consulting organizations will be highly preferred.
- Must be available for occasional travel.
LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer-all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.