Chemist / Physical Scientist

Location:      Germantown, Maryland


  • Provide research and administrative support to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security and its Analytical Services Program.
  • Assist in the review and analysis of audit reports.
  • Develop and manage database for program support.
  • Research and gather data and produce a variety of summary documents and reports to suit client needs.
  • Consolidate comments on those documents.
  • Analyze reports for discrepancies and make necessary corrections before preparation for distribution.
  • Work closely with clients to ensure all deadlines are met; foresee their needs and provide solutions.
  • Organize, facilitate, and attend meetings; record minutes and notes during the event.
  • Develop and maintain database/list for program support.
  • Maintain communication with varied contacts within the client’s many work sites.
  • Maintain initiative, flexibility, and cooperation in a team environment.
  • Assist in the planning and facilitating of workshops.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • BS in Chemistry or Biology, with 3–5 years of environmental laboratory experience.
  • Knowledge of EPA analytical methods, especially EPA SW-846 methods.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Experienced in researching issues and collecting data from various databases for the development of summary reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and display complex data.
  • Must possess analytical capabilities.
  • Must be customer-service oriented, experienced in interacting directly with clients, and possess the ability to foresee client’s needs and provide solutions and recommendations.
  • Ability to participate in meetings and capture meeting minutes.
  • Must possess good written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex directions/instructions.
  • Willingness to work in an environment that changes rapidly and requires occasional long hours.
  • Ability to work in a client environment.
  • Must be detail-oriented self-starter and have the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods and perform work in an office environment, including extensive use of computers.
  • Ability to meet the requirements for a DOE security clearance and Building Access Only (BAO) badge. Access will require the qualified candidate be a U.S. citizen. The candidate’s written consent to conduct a background check for the purposes of maintaining a security clearance will be required as a condition of employment.
  • A pre-employment test for the absence of any illegal substances will be required. Ongoing reviews and tests for the absence of illegal substances may also be conducted for continued access to client sites. The candidate’s written consent to conduct such tests will be required as a condition of employment.

Desired or Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of DOE sites and types of operation.
  • Experience in:
    • Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectroscopy
    • Gas Chromatography
    • Inductively Coupled Plasma / Mass Spectroscopy
    • Inductively Coupled Plasma / Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
    • Liquid Chromatography / Mass Spectroscopy
  • Self-directed, and able to define and achieve goals with little supervision.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules.)