CERCLA Risk Assessor

Position Overview
Under general supervision, performs environmental and human health risk assessment job functions as assigned by management. Typical job responsibilities are to assist and support management in risk assessment projects. The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support management in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned:
 Plans, schedules, and organizes work to ensure compliance with all contract requirements, site procedures, and quality standards
 Implements site risk assessment to ensure compliance with site and EPA guidance as well as Department of Energy Orders, requirements and directives
 Interfaces with groups inside and outside the organization, senior management, other locations, auditors and client representatives
 Participates in or leads working groups consisting of DOE, EPA, and state members
 Updates programmatic site documents (e.g., human health risk methods document and environmental risk methods document)
 Develops or reviews various project documents (e.g., work plans), as needed
 Compiles and evaluates environmental data relative to established criteria
 Characterizes exposures and quantify environmental risks
 Characterizes nature and extent of contamination, fate and transport processes, the magnitude and frequency of human and ecological exposure, and the inherent toxicity of chemicals of potential concern
 Assesses and presents uncertainties with respect to environmental risks
 Performs risk calculations and risk evaluations
 Summarizes and presents risk assessment characterization results
 Complies with security and emergency action procedures
 Provides assigned technical or functional support to team members
 Performs duties of complex to difficult in nature
 Other job related duties as assigned
 Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner. If supervising others, has responsibility for the safety of those being supervised and ensures they comply with established safety policies and procedures and practice safe work habits
 Actively participates in Safety Work Groups
Minimum Requirements
BS degree in a related field and 9 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Typical experience ranges from 9 - 12 years.
Must be knowledgeable of project procedures and requirements
General knowledge of EPA, DOE, state and local environmental regulations
Basic knowledge of EPA risk assessment guidance for superfund
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Must possess a DOE “L” clearance or the ability to obtain a DOE “L” Clearance
Working Conditions
Works in an office environment at a normal environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.
Ability to perform sedentary to light work, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person “buddy system”), non-repetitive, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.
Ability to perform primary office duties including heavy computer usage.
In some cases radiological training may be required.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.