AECOM Hazardous Materials Specialist (OCONUS - Afghanistan) in Bagram, Afghanistan

Business Line Construction Services

Position Title Hazardous Materials Specialist (OCONUS - Afghanistan)

Afghanistan - Kandahar


Job Summary

AECOM is currently supporting the US Government with Environmental Response Teams in Afghanistan. This is a United States Corps of Engineers (USACE) Task Order with personnel deployed at Bagram, Kandahar, and other U.S. military installations. Services provided under this Task Order include response to environmental issues facing the U.S. military, including solid waste recycling, responding to fuel spills, and providing Subject Matter Expertise and other specialized support for various Environmental Corrective Actions in theatre.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in emergency response to spills and incidents, hazardous materials management, environmental remediation, and corrective action efforts at the deployed locations

  • Support technical application of hazardous materials management, spill response, environmental corrective actions, and environmental remediation/protection concepts

  • Liaison with client in regards to environmental issues and corrective actions

  • Other duties that may arise

This is a deployed assignment in Afghanistan. Austere living conditions and travel from primary base of operations to Forward Operating Locations is required. Candidate must be physically and mentally fit for duty in Afghanistan.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma / Associates Degree in HSE or other related scientific discipline

  • 5+ years of experience with hazardous materials management, emergency spill response, and environmental remediation

  • Must be able to live and work in an austere environments under harsh working conditions

  • Must be fluent in English and have strong verbal and writing communication skills

  • Qualified applicants who are offered this position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test and medical screening

  • OSHA HAZWOPER training

  • DOT and RCRA training

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous hazardous materials management experience in austere environments

  • Previous experience supporting U.S. military hazardous materials management and environmental efforts

  • Previous experience working within the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility

  • Forklift and other MHE experience

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

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Job Category Sciences

Country Afghanistan

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 167472BR