Serco Inc.

  • Chemist III

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  • Position Description

    Responsible for planning, organizing and conducting scientific projects or phases of projects involving design and development of new or improved product and/or processes. Defines and conducts moderately complex scientific measurements and experiments. Records and evaluates data. Develops models describing technical phenomena; evaluates available analytical models for application to specific areas of analyses. Performs moderately complex analysis and trouble-shooting.

    Responsible for the setup, assembly, use, maintenance, and calibration of equipment (GCMS) and processes. Interacts with sponsor staff responsible for monitoring projects. Reviews progress and defines project priorities, schedules and objectives. Develops and maintains frequent contacts with customers. Assists in identifying opportunities for new program initiatives and follow-on tasking for current projects and participates in proposal efforts. Prepares and assists others in the development of status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contact reports, technical analyses or other outputs needed. Prepares and provides formal briefings to staff and customers and participates in technical discussions at project review sessions and in negotiations with the customer.

    (Location-Specific) Operate and maintain equipment in support of general operations. In addition, track/manage equipment in Tracking System. Perform state of the art multi-media sampling which may include preparation and shipment of samples. Prepare environmental assessments including review of available historical reference information, photographs, electronic information, news archives, etc.


    Provide statistical analysis in support of field projects, reports, and technical assessments. Provide technical drafting support in association with preparation of field site plans, related technical and engineering computer-aided design drawings/mappings (GIS/ACAD) and geographical system compilation, utilizing approved standard software. Perform technical data management to support field activities, access technical information, and perform technical data management tasks. Prepare and deliver technical papers and posters. Present technical papers related to site-related work assignments. Maintain equipment following established SOPs, manufacturer's recommendations or consensus standards.


    Analytical/field activities:
    Operate and maintain state-of-the-art instrumentation in a constant ready-state to mobilize to a site to analyze air samples collected at terrorist events, emergency responses, hazardous waste sites, and oil spills. The contractor shall perform the various analyses using EPA-approved methods (TO1, 2, 14, 14A, 15, 16, and 17), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), OSHA, NIOSH and EPA Methods. Conduct on-site, multimedia, organic and inorganic chemical analyses. Conduct on-site air monitoring and multi-media sampling, including microbiological agents of concern. Conduct sampling operations under Level A, B, C, and D conditions. Conduct routine air monitoring/sampling at hazardous waste sites and oil spills. Submit draft site-specific air sampling and analysis plans. Provide air dispersion and emission rate modeling assessments of air impacts of potential or ongoing chemical releases (emergency response modeling), baseline emissions from uncontrolled hazardous waste sites, air emissions associated with specific cleanup technologies, etc. The emergency response modeling capability shall be available on an on-call basis 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.


    Perform reviews of guidance documents as they relate to monitoring, sampling, analyses, and modeling. Recommend options for evaluation and improvement of monitoring, sampling, analyses, and modeling methodologies for terrorist events, emergency responses, hazardous waste sites, oil spills, ambient air matrices, or indoor air matrices. Conduct indoor air quality studies, which includes residential vapor intrusion studies. Provide Personal Air Monitoring and/or Air Sampling on site as per 29 CFR 1910 (i.e., 1910.120 and 1910.1000, etc.). Ensure that all information and analytical data are technically sound, statistically reliable and generated using EPA site-specific methods.


    BS degree in chemistry or related field and six or more years of experience as an analytical chemist.  Experience with EPA regulations and policies is preferred.  Excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills are mandatory.


    Ability to obtain a Public Trust Certificate upon hire.

    Company Overview

    Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc, one of the worlds leading and most admired service companies. Serco serves Federal, state and local governments, along with the Canadian government and commercial customers. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Serco has approximately 10,000 employees with an annual revenue of $1 billion and is part of a $6 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. Serco recognizes that our employees are our most valuable asset. Our successes directly relate to our employees. At Serco, we listen, respect and support our employees and through continuous training, development and information-sharing, we advance talent internally, enhancing career growth and progression which enables not only our employees to excel but enables our customers to excel as well. Our employees personally can make a difference. It is not just a job at Serco; at Serco, we offer career opportunities. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Sercos people share a passion for delivering ethical service, innovation, and a commitment to results. Our focus on Bringing Service to Life is more than a tagline, its the way we get things done, the way we talk with each other, and the way we interact and respect each other. We succeed by encouraging and generating new ideas. We trust our people to deliver. We are passionate about building innovative and successful Serco businesses. Our most powerful tool in improving performance is to instill a stimulating culture where people feel they can personally make a difference. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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