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EHS Officer I

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Frederick, MD
Start date
Mar 22, 2023

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Manufacturing & Production, Safety
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

EHS Officer I

Job ID: req3350
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Environment, Health & Safety
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.


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 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 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. 
  • Assists with the implementation of Industrial Safety Programs (e.g.; Fall Protection, Ladders, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, Powered Industrial Trucks, etc.).
  • 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.
    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 a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field.
  • Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education.
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • 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

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)



A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take



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