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Environmental Health Specialist - Req 198

Job Title:                     Environmental Health Spec. (ESAM)

Job Location:             NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, FL

Job type:                     Regular, Full-time

Job Classification:    Non-exempt

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This position performs duties within the field of Environmental Sampling, Analysis and Monitoring (ESAM) Section in support of the Environmental Services Program at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB).  The position must be able to perform basic environmental sampling of common media types such as groundwater, surface water, storm water, potable water, soil and sludge as well as a variety of process and construction wastes. Must be able to interpret and follow sampling and analytical requirements defined by FDEP permits, environmental regulations or KSC specific programs. Must have a basic understanding of the usage and operation of various types of standard environmental field equipment and instrumentation.  Position ensures KSC and USAF are in compliance with specific Federal, State, NASA, or Air Force regulations as well as program or contractual requirements to preserve the environment and ultimately the health and safety of persons at KSC and CCAFS/PAFB.

·         Supports, assists, or conducts limited environmental contamination investigation and associated sampling in response to incidents or spills to determine if impacts to the environment have occurred.

·         Supports, assists, or conducts waste characterization sampling to determine the transportation and disposal requirements for waste generated by any organization at KSC.  Typical waste characterization samples collected are drummed waste (both liquids and solids), sandblast media, oil from electrical equipment, paint sampling from construction waste debris, and wastewater samples.

·         Supports, assists, or conducts the calibration and operation of specific electronic and mechanical field sampling equipment such as dissolved oxygen meters, turbidity meters, pH meters, conductivity meters, chlorine meters, FID/PIDs, and portable well sampling pumps.  Also includes the ability to clean and maintain this equipment to ensure proper operation as well as order equipment and supplies when needed.

·         Supports, assists, or conducts the recording of detailed field observations including site conditions, field equipment measurements, and conversations or interviews with key persons for use in technical reports. Also includes the ability to prepare comprehensive site sketches and/or maps.

·         Supports, assists, or conducts the preparation of field samples for transport to environmental laboratories for analytical testing, including preparation of chain-of-custody documentation.

·         Supports, assists, or conducts the preparation of technical reports using Microsoft Office software including the ability to create data tables and spreadsheets.

·         Supports, assists, or conducts the proper management of sampling by-products resultant from workplace activities, which may include hazardous and/or regulated wastes. Specific responsibilities may include proper waste segregation, containerization, handling, and responding to emergencies in a manner consistent with company policies/procedures and site-specific workplace instructions.

·         Maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition and ensures safe operating conditions within area of responsibility. Performs other related duties as assigned.

·         Performs range of administrative duties required to fulfill program or contractual requirements related to a designated area of specialty, including record keeping, inventory and supply requisitioning, database entry, vehicle upkeep and similar duties as assigned.

·         Performs or assists with any departmental operations, as required or directed to maintain workflow or respond to emergency conditions.




Education / Training:

Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, geology, chemistry, biology, or related scientific discipline preferred or a combination of an Associate’s degree in a science discipline and appropriate work experience.

Active 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification preferred or the ability to obtain certification within 3 months of hire.


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Basic knowledge and ability to read and interpret scientific data including laboratory analytical reports for use in the preparation of technical reports is desired.

Must be familiar with Microsoft Office Programs (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, etc.).

Must possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible for clearance at a Federal Facility.

Must be able to successfully pass an occupational health physical to obtain and maintain qualifications and certifications required to perform this work.

Must be able to work in confined/enclosed spaces and areas and wear fully enclosed protective suits. Must be able to work at heights for an extended period of time.

Must possess excellent organization skills and the ability thrive in a team atmosphere including the ability to effectively communicate and work with all levels of employees.

Knowledge of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Field Activities a plus.


Working Conditions:

Demands of work assignments require physical exertion such as climbing, walking on uneven terrain, stooping and lifting up to 50lbs, sometimes while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as respirators and fully enclosed protective suits primarily outdoors in all weather conditions and sometimes in confined/enclosed spaces or at heights for an extended period of time.

Complies with all Company health and safety policies and site-specific health and safety procedures.  Participates in and supports the KEMCON safety program.  Ensures safe operating conditions within area of responsibility.  Identifies potential hazards, concerns, and safety incidents and reports to supervisory personnel.



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


IMSS is a drug-free workplace.