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Jacobs Scientist II in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Scientist II


Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

This employee will be responsible for ensuring compliance with Federal, State, local and NASA KSC Environmental regulations. Duties of this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Managing processes in accordance with requirements for regulated waste, industrial waste water, air emissions, SPCC, NEPA and any other applicable environmental regulations

  • Updating and delivering employee training programs related to hazardous waste or other regulatory programs

  • Monitoring work of outside contractors for compliance with applicable environmental direction

  • Maintaining accurate records related to required regulatory reports including chemical usage, emissions, hazardous waste determinations, etc.

  • Keeping informed of current and proposed regulations related to program areas assigned and provide an assessment of operational impacts

  • Performing related field work and inspections as required

  • Submitting clear and concise written reports based on field inspections

  • Performing other duties as assigned


Requires BS in physical or biological science and 3 years applicable experience

  • Working knowledge and interest in industrial waste water, SPCC, air permitting and compliance or natural resource management. Ability to understand and apply government regulations related to hazardous materials and regulated wastes.

  • Ability to recognize environmental aspects of industrial processes.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and customer interface skills required. Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.

  • Computer experience with Microsoft Office products, Internet browsers, and Outlook.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Will be required to climb stairs in order to access equipment.

  • Will be required to wear hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.

  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.

  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.

  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment

  • Will be required to work inside and outside throughout the test complex.

  • Position may require daily individual to travel to different areas on site.

  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.

  • Climbing ladders and platforms may be necessary.

  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards.

Equipment and Machines

  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.

  • Variety of equipment used in performing research.


  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.

  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.

  • Must be dependable and punctual.

  • Shift work maybe required.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.

  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • Must comply with all “drug free workplace” requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.

  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.

  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.

Primary Location United States-Florida-Kennedy Space Center

Req ID: AER0002S6