Position Details

Chemist (SMD-119)

ID: SMD-119 Location: Fort Meade, MD Posted Date: 1/19/2024 Agency: EPA
Wage/Hr: $19.21 Hours/Week: 24     Minimum Age: 55

The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program offers unique opportunities in Scientific, Technical, and Administrative / Office support for individuals age 55 and over and per EPA Policy applicants must be US Citizen to support the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a grant administered program through National Experienced Workforce Solutions (NEW Solutions). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued. The EPA provides a wonderful work atmosphere, and you'll be working side-by-side with EPA staff that are doing important work every day. Paid Accrued Vacation, Paid Accrued Sick Time, Paid Federal Holidays + One Individual Holiday, and optional Vision and Dental Insurance available. This position does require a background check prior to onboarding. Must be a United States Citizen to be eligible for this position. Local applicants only. Must live within local commuting distance and able to work onsite as scheduled.


Analyses of environmental samples. Peer review of analytical data packets.

  • Analytical chemistry including, as required, chemical and instrumental analyses; interpretation, recording and reporting test results; peer review of other analysts; generation and review of SOP’s of existing and new analyses. 100%


Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in Analytical chemistry & tech data review OR BA/BS Degree in Chemistry OR Previously completed training in Analytical chemistry

  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Teams, MS Outlook, Adobe, Copying Machine, Scanner
  • Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook), Adobe, Promium Element, instrument software


  • Mandatory online EPA training in IT, Records and Information Security trainings thru FED TALENT
  • Online training thru FED TALENT and on the job training
  • Health Safety Training: Initial 24-hour lab safety training plus yearly 8 hour updates
  • Health and Safety Considerations: Web Based and on-site live training
  • SEE Enrollee will be handling unknown environmental samples and will be using hazardous chemical associated with analysis.
  • SEE Enrollee will be handling unknown environmental samples and will be using hazardous chemical associated with analysis.
  • Required Safety Gear: All lab work must be conducted using level D Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safety Gear Use: Laboratory analysis

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NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions’s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.