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ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Field Scientist / Air Sampling Specialist in Fort Meade, Maryland

Field Scientist / Air Sampling Specialist

We seek a Field Scientist professional to conduct audits of state and local ambient air monitoring stations who will be responsible for measurement of air pollution parameters including particulate matter (PM2.5), ozone, sulfur dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and other related pollutants. The position is located at Fort Meade in Maryland.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of Chemists and Technicians that also provides laboratory analysis and other quality assurance support through EPA ESAT program, Region 3.

The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain authorization for access to Fort Meade and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Science Center.

Key Responsibilities

  • Travel, including overnight travel, within EPA Region 3 (MD, DC, DE, VA, WV, and PA) is required. Travel requires extensive driving with provided vehicle. Travel is expected to be required as much as 50% of the time.

  • Collect particulate matter filter samples and ship to laboratories for PM2.5 and Lead analysis

  • Utilize instrumentation to provide on-site analysis of air parameters including ozone, NO2, SO2, and other related pollutants

  • Maintain, repair, and operate air sampling and analysis equipment.

  • Coordinate with state and local air monitoring operators to schedule side-by-side testing to audit their operations

  • Conduct sampling and analysis in strict accordance with required protocols

  • Prepare written reports using MS Word

  • Utilize MS Excel to present and analyze air data

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in scientific discipline, or equivalent

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in sampling and analyzing air for PM2.5, ozone, or other criteria air pollutants

  • Current or previous PM2.5 and/or through the probe (TTP) sampling certifications

  • Have good driving record, valid driver’s license, and able to drive distances within Region 3

  • Able to lift and carry 40 pounds, use ladders, and work comfortably at heights

  • Able to pass annual field Health and Safety training and Medical Monitoring

  • Must be authorized to work in the US

  • MUST BE ABLE TO PASS an EPA background check to obtain access to US federal property.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Possession of OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification and current 8-hour refresher is desirable.

  • Air sampling, auditing or knowledge of EPA PEP, Pb-PEP, and NPAP/TTP programs

  • Mechanical capabilities to operate and care for analytical instrumentation

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and able to meet deadlines

  • Experience working at DoD, EPA, or other Federal facilities

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). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .

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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About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at