Senior Exposure Assessment Specialist

Washington, DC, USA Req #3936
Tuesday, August 3, 2021


All Native Group is seeking a Senior Exposure Assessment Specialist to support the US Department of State in Washington, DC. The MEDSAFE program, established through the Bureau of Medical Services Division of Occupational Health and Wellness (OHW), is designed to identify, evaluate, and document site-specific occupational and environmental exposure risks to DOS employees by post, facility and/or operation.   In addition, through this program OHW will establish an OEH monitoring system to document and track employee exposures during tenure (Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record – ILER).  Lastly, the MEDSAFE program is established to treat, monitor, and mitigate any long-term health consequences related to employment with Department of State. 


The Exposure Assessment Specialist provides substantive expertise and support for identifying global sources of environmental data (e.g., air and water quality, indoor contaminants, infectious diseases, food safety, solid waste management) and analyzing data to characterize human exposures to environmental hazards spatially and temporally.  The incumbent participates in applying scientific evidence to develop the ILER database as well as formulating, implementing, and evaluating policy and procedures to mitigate health risks based on the exposure estimates.


Essential Functions

  • Identifies environmental data sources, analyzes and summarizes data, as well as identifies trends.
  • Reviews and evaluates scientific studies to produce appropriate metrics to estimate human exposures and assess hazards to human health.
  • Participates in creating and maintaining appropriate databases to track all pertinent information.
  • Prepares reports and data visualizations to describe and communicate environmental data and human exposures via multi-media platforms.
  • Conducts indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring studies, including gathering and analyzing data.
  • Collaborates with all programs within Department of State to promote occupational safety and health, engage management in incorporating safety in all aspects of operations.



  • Environmental chemistry, environmental fate and transport modeling of contaminants within and across media, human health exposure pathways, and exposure modeling tools and equations
  • Principles and practices of environmental science
  • Scientific methods of environmental monitoring and human exposure assessment
  • Human health exposure and risk assessment
  • Sources of environmental data
  • U.S. environmental standards and policies


  • Conducting exposure assessment or environmental monitoring studies, including analyzing and summarizing data to produce science-based human exposure metrics.
  • Critically evaluating scientific studies and drawing inferences about human exposures and hazards.
  • Statistical analysis (e.g., SAS, R), database development, data visualization software.
  • Presenting and explaining environmental data to audiences of varying backgrounds and write technical reports.


Supervisory Responsibility

None required for this position

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word.  Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to work indoor conditions 90% of the time.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evening and weekend hours required, as required by business need.



Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out of the area travel and overnight may be expected.



  • Five years’ experience in a similar function



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Masters or Doctorate highly desirable


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  •  None


Security Clearance

A Secret clearance is required top secret preferred


AAP/EEO Statement

All Native Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Other details

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  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Washington, DC, USA