DYCON GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.

SBA Certified 8(a) Program Participant / Small Disadvantaged Business / Service Disabled Veteran Owned / Native American Owned

 
 

Thank you for your interest in working with Dycon. We are always accepting resumes for current and future positions. Submitting your resume on-line will ensure priority consideration before new applicants are sought. Please reference the job title and work location in the subject line and submit resumes to:  

resumes@dyconconsulting.com 


 
 


 

Current Career Opportunities

Job Title:  Sr. Geologist / Hydrogeologist                                        Work Location:  Edison, New Jersey

Job Description:

This is a senior yet “hands on” Geologist/Hydrogeologist position for a high profile EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) program.  The candidate will participate in field hydrogeologic and geological investigations at hazardous waste sites throughout the US and will evaluate, select and implement standard and innovative techniques and procedures for geological and hydrogeological analyses.  The hydrogeologist will provide oversight of groundwater monitor and bedrock well installation and direct push sampling/coring, perform aquifer tests and perform multi-media sampling (groundwater, surface water, soil/sediment and soil gas).   This individual will perform remedial design work related to geological/hydrogeological conditions to remediate the contaminants of concern on the sites in question.

The candidate will serve as a task leader for field activities and will be required to prepare work plans, cost estimates and reports.  The candidate will participate in and/or supervise the development of groundwater flow and transport models.  The candidate will need to effectively interact with a wide variety of EPA, federal, state, local agency and Lockheed Martin/REAC contract personnel in a professional manner under stressful field conditions.  The candidate will need to be able to travel and may periodically spend extended periods of time in the field.  The candidate may be part of an emergency response team and have to deal with a variety of hazardous materials using elevated levels of PPE.  Successful completion of 40-hour OSHA hazardous waste site worker training is required as well as the ability to periodically perform heavy lifting and work extended evening and weekend hours in unpleasant field conditions.

The candidate will provide support for geologists/hydrogeologists with less experience and will mentor those who can benefit from his/her greater experience and training.

Minimum Requirements:

M.S., M.A. or Ph.D. in geology or related field with a specialization in hydrogeology.  Combined undergraduate and graduate course work must include two years (four semesters) of calculus (through differential equations) and a minimum of two advanced courses in civil/environmental or chemical engineering.

       Key Experience and Qualifications 

  • 10-20+ years of experience designing and implementing groundwater and soil remediation systems
  • 10 years of experience in field investigation of contaminated sites, including sampling, analysis, modeling, etc.
  • 10 years project management experience
  • Knowledgeable of both theory and fundamental principles of a variety of in situ groundwater and soil treatment technologies (e.g., soil vapor extraction, air sparging, enhanced bioremediation, chemical oxidation, in-well air stripping, thermal treatment, dual phase extraction, passive/reactive treatment walls)
  • As demonstrated by experience and/or technical publications/presentations, knowledgeable in the many of the areas below:
         -Site characterization
         -Database management of environmental and related site data
         -Technology screening and feasibility studies
         -Bench- and pilot-scale testing requirements
         -Design of full-scale systems
         -Preparation of design documents
         -System start-up requirements
         -System operation, optimization and maintenance
         -System shutdown and confirmation of cleanup
         -Cost estimating
  • Experience with federally-funded projects desirable (EPA, DOE, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy).
  • Prior experience preparing Uniform Federal Policy Quality Assurance Project Plans (desirable though not essential).
  • P.G. license desirable 

       Other Required Skills:

  • Ability to “multi-task”
  • Ability to work against schedules and meet deadlines
  • Ability and desire to both travel and perform field work
  • Ability and desire to perform tasks outside of areas of expertise
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent client relations
  • Ability to work with difficult people
  • Ability and desire to mentor co-workers
  • Computer proficient
  • Excellent writing and report editing/critiquing skills
     

Job Title:  GC/MS & MS/MS Operator                                                  Work Location:  Edison, New Jersey

Minimum Requirements:

BS in Physical sciences and 3-8 years of EPA sampling and analyses experience using GC/MS for the analysis of Volatile organic compounds in Liquids and air samples. (EPA Methods 8260, TO-14 and TO-15) Must have both hands on analysis, trouble shooting and maintenance experience with GC’s and Mass Spectrometers. Must be able to travel at least 25% of the time sometimes with little notice. Must be able to work both independently and as part of a larger team. Must have excellent Communications skills both Verbal and written.

  • Must be able to pass and maintain a DOT Physical Exam with drug test
  • Must be able to pass and maintain a Government Background Investigation
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member
  • Must be able to lift in excess of 50 lbs
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Be able/willing to travel to job sites throughout the United States and occassionally on short notice


    Desired Experience:


    Advanced degree in Chemistry, 40 Hour HAZwoper training, Experience with Triple Stage Quadrupole Mass spectrometers operated in the (MS/MS) mode, Extensive EPA analyses background, NELAC certification experience.

    Duties will include:

    Provide analyses of Air samples supporting Vapor Intrusion studies for the EPA using a Mobile platform (Bus) deployed to sites. And provide emergency responses will be utilizing three Instruments a triple stage quadrupole Mass Spectrometer operated in the (MS/MS) mode directly sampling air, a GC/MS sampling Tedlar bags and a Fixed Gas GC. In addition, will perform R&D studies to enhance the capabilities of the mobile facility in support of EPA superfund analyses.

     

    Previous Opportunities - Not Currently Available

    The following positions are not currently available, however we do get requirements such as those listed below on a frequent basis and we accept resumes for future opportunities. 

    Job Title:  Level I Animal Caretaker                                                  Work Location:  Bethesda, Maryland

    Animal caretakers will perform a variety of duties required for the care and maintenance of one or more species of laboratory animals such as ferrets, rats, mice, gerbils, pigs, miniature pigs, primates, goats, rabbits, and others.  Candidates should be prepared to pass a government background investigation up to and including a “SECRET” level clearance.

    Duties will include:

    • Observe animals' appearance and activity to detect obvious signs of illness, disease, discontent and general physical condition
    • Determine type and amount of feed and liquid each type of animal is to receive
    • Catch, handle and restrain various species
    • Assess breeding and reproduction animals, determine weaning times, determine gender, and separate animals as required based on gender, weight, age, purpose of research, etc.
    • Receive and process newly arrived animals; catch and issue animals to researchers and record issuing information
    • Create and maintain records concerning food intake, illnesses, unusual conditions, supplies used, etc.
    • Assemble, disassemble and move cages and equipment; unload, move and store feed, bedding, equipment   and supplies
    • Inventory animals on a periodic, regular schedule and maintain current, accurate inventory records
    • Sweep and mop floors; clean and sanitize cages, rooms, holding areas and equipment
    • Perform appropriate other duties as assigned

    Candidtates must possess the physical strength, dexterity, an endurance to handle cages, rack, and large pieces of miscellaneous equipment, feed bags and other materials normally found in an animal research facility.  Must also possess the ability to physically handle and restrain larger animals.  All candidates shall be required to lift a minimum of 50 lb.  The individuals working in the cage wash area must possess the physical stamina to be on their feet all day, lifting, pushing, and pulling equipment in an area that is noisy and has relatively high ambient temperature and humidity

    Minimum requirements:

    Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED and be certified at the ALAT level within 6 months of hire, and at the basic level have a minimum of 1 year experience (more experience required at higher levels).  In addition, they should have sufficient knowledge of different animal species husbandry requirements to enable them to perform all required duties.  Individual must have the ability to understand and operate sophisticated technological equipment (ventilated cage systems, autoclaves, cage washers, effluent tanks, biosafety cabinets) and complex management policies for animal care.

    • Knowledge of and the ability to recognize observable signs of illness, common diseases, and the general physical condition of animals
    • Recognize changes in physical activity of animals and discern causes or report the conditions to a supervisor
    • Knowledge of special feeding and handling requirements and the ability to adjust feed to compensate for animal’s condition
    • Knowledge of animals’ normal reaction and disposition when catching, handling, and restraining generally hard-to-control animals
    • Knowledge of mating and maturation of animals to oversee breeding, weaning, and separating, etc.
    • Basic knowledge of detergent/disinfectant usage and operating knowledge of the following types of equipment: autoclave, automatic cage wash machine and tunnel washers, conveyer belts, bedding dispensers, bottle fillers, high pressure and steam cleaning devices, and floor scrubbing machines.
    • Must be able to pass a government background check up to and including the "SECRET" level.

     


Equal Opportunity    Employer

Dycon is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, or status as a veteran, qualified individual with a disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable laws.

Dycon participates in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), to verify the identity and employment eligibility of persons hired to work in the United States. 

 

 

Job Title:  Level II Animal Caretaker                                                 Work Location:  Bethesda, Maryland

Animal caretakers will perform a variety of duties required for the care and maintenance of one or more species of laboratory animals such as ferrets, rats, mice, gerbils, pigs, miniature pigs, primates, goats, rabbits, and others.  Candidates should be prepared to pass a government background investigation up to and including a “SECRET” level clearance. Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED and be certified at the ALAT LATG level at time of hire, and have at the minimum of 1 year supervisory / team lead experience.

Duties will include:

  • Observe animals’ appearance and activity to detect obvious signs of illness, disease, discontent and general physical condition
  • Determine type and amount of feed and liquid each type of animal is to receive
  • Catch, handle and restrain various species
  • Assess breeding and reproduction animals, determine weaning times, determine gender, and separate animals as required based on gender, weight, age, purpose of research, etc.
  • Receive and process newly arrived animals; catch and issue animals to researchers and record issuing information
  • Create and maintain records concerning food intake, illnesses, unusual conditions, supplies used, etc.
  • Assemble, disassemble and move cages and equipment; unload, move and store feed, bedding, equipment   and supplies
  • Inventory animals on a periodic, regular schedule and maintain current, accurate inventory records
  • Sweep and mop floors; clean and sanitize cages, rooms, holding areas and equipment
  • Perform appropriate other duties as assigned

Candidtates must possess the physical strength, dexterity, an endurance to handle cages, rack, and large pieces of miscellaneous equipment, feed bags and other materials normally found in an animal research facility.  Must also possess the ability to physically handle and restrain larger animals.  All individuals shall be required to lift a minimum of 50 lb.  The individuals working in the cage wash area must possess the physical stamina to be on their feet all day, lifting, pushing, and pulling equipment in an area that is noisy and has relatively high ambient temperature and humidity

Minimum requirements:

Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED and be certified at the ALAT LATG level at time of hire, and at the minimum of 3 years experience and at least 1 year supervisory experience.  In addition, candidate should have sufficient knowledge of different animal species husbandry requirements to enable them to perform all required duties.  Individual must have the ability to understand and operate sophisticated technological equipment (ventilated cage systems, autoclaves, cage washers, effluent tanks, biosafety cabinets) and complex management policies for animal care.

  • Knowledge of and the ability to recognize observable signs of illness, common diseases, and the general physical condition of animals
  • Recognize changes in physical activity of animals and discern causes or report the conditions to a supervisor
  • Knowledge of special feeding and handling requirements and the ability to adjust feed to compensate for animal’s condition
  • Knowledge of animals’ normal reaction and disposition when catching, handling, and restraining generally hard-to-control animals
  • Knowledge of mating and maturation of animals to oversee breeding, weaning, and separating, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of detergent/disinfectant usage and operating knowledge of the following types of equipment: autoclave, automatic cage wash machine and tunnel washers, conveyer belts, bedding dispensers, bottle fillers, high pressure and steam cleaning devices, and floor scrubbing machines.
  • Must be able to pass a government background check up to and including the "SECRET" level.