EHS Officer I

Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research
Employment Address: 
Frederick, MD
United States


The Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) programs at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute at Frederick provide comprehensive professional EHS services to employees working in general offices, industrial shops, experimental research laboratories, and animal care environments. Work is performed within the offices of the EHS Directorate and on multiple campuses in various customer locations.


  • Performs Industrial Safety and Industrial Hygiene compliance tasks including regular surveys, inspections, and audits of work areas to assess safe working conditions and work practices, report results, and guide corrective actions.
  • Performs Industrial hygiene area and exposure monitoring and performs risk assessments of processes and work activities from varied work areas/disciplines, exposures, and environmental concerns.
  • Manages and administers training and employee instruction on safety and health topics. 
  • Occasionally supports hazardous spill cleanup monitoring, assists in hazard decontamination, and provides assistance and other services/support to other EHS programs as needed.
  • Attends training and continues professional development activities in pursuit of certifications and credentials such as ASP, CSP, CIH, etc.
  • Maintains effective communications with a broad range of employees.
  • As determined by the program requirements, this position will be designated as an Occasional Driver and will be responsible for complying with the Leidos Biomedical Use of Government Owned or Leased Vehicles Policy.
  • Learn and apply a variety of procedures used in safety and environmental control operations: operate and maintain specialized equipment and instrumentation; deliver work of high quality; produce effective written and oral communications; use pertinent computer software/databases.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Position requires a strong service orientation toward the Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research community where all duties are conducted in a collegial manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality pertaining to occupational exposure, incidents, medical and similar data.
  • Successful completion of college level general coursework in algebra, physics, biology, and chemistry; demonstrated knowledge of standard scientific methods and measuring instruments. Familiarity with safety regulations and standards to include OSHA, COMAR, ANSI, NFPA, etc.


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of (CHEA) Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university appropriate to safety / science operations or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree.
  • No experience required beyond education requirement.
  • Foreign educated candidates who have completed part or all their education outside of the United States must have their foreign education evaluated by a company-approved accrediting organization to assure that it has met the equivalency of the qualifications of degree work in the United States.
  • Ability to independently coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and web-based applications.
  • Familiarity with data entry and use of a variety of databases.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance
  • This position may require continuous or intermittent exposure to and exertion in environmental conditions such as working outdoors, temperature extremes, humidity extremes. etc. as part of the job
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