Rapid Responder at Montrose Environmental Group Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Job Description:

Rapid Responder participates as a temporary member of an emergency response team conducting a variety of tasks related to Emergency Response, Environmental Response, and Disaster Response. A Rapid Responder participates in an on-call rotation and may be assigned to a wide range of tasks including air, water, or soil sampling, meteorological monitoring, or asset tracking, all requiring proficiency in hand held smart devices for managing data and records associated with emergency response projects and may also assist in construction management, safety observations, and administrative functions. A Rapid Responder may assist in conducting research or performing investigations to identify sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of a designated population. The successful candidate will demonstrate a professional attitude towards the company's clients, customers, and co-workers and be able to follow specific functions relevant to their work environment. All Rapid Responders must be available for emergency response and frequent, extended travel. Rapid Responders can be located anywhere within the contiguous 48 United States.

Primary Location: Kernersville, NC

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your first day of employment is required

unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed. If two rounds of vaccination are required and only one has been received on your first day of employment, your continued employment by CTEH is contingent upon receipt of the second dose when due.

Job Type: Part-time/temporary

Pay: $15.00/hour - $30.00/hour

This is a part temporary position and as such does not offer benefits.


  • Immediate availability for extended travel and emergency response at client's request for periods lasting up to 30 days;

  • Independently read instruments and record measurements on standard forms;

  • Translate data on paper forms to computer-based forms;

  • Participate on projects related to emergency response, risk assessment, toxicology or industrial hygiene;

  • Independently prepare chain-of-custody for environmental samples;

  • Independently assemble technical reports for equipment, procedures, etc.; and

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Required: Minimum high school diploma or equivalent;

  • Functional or higher computer literacy skills in a Windows-based environment required;

  • Experience in any branch of the armed forces desirable;

  • Experience and/or proficiency with industrial hygiene equipment desirable;

  • Experience using air and environmental sampling equipment desirable; and,

  • Relevant experience in emergency response, environmental response, construction management, building trades, administrative roles, etc. are desirable


  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age;

  • Must possess a current valid, unrestricted driver's license;

  • Ability to pass a company supplied pre-employment physical and annual physicals thereafter which includes an illicit drug screen;

  • Ability to pass a Respirator Fit Test and be medically cleared and certified to work in HAZWOPER sites as required under OSHA 29CFR 1910.120 (reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions);

  • Ability to complete HAZWOPER certification and related Safety Training;

  • Ability to obtain DISA clearance;

  • Ability to obtain TWIC clearance;

  • Ability to complete all assigned job specific OSHA training and clearances (including annual training renewals) to ensure continuous response readiness; and,

  • Ability to obtain a passport and travel internationally.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:


  • Sitting, standing, and walking;

  • Lifting up to 50 pounds several times a day;

  • Overhead lifting of over 20 pounds;

  • Bending, stooping, crawling, and climbing ladders;

  • Long hours involving overtime and weekends as necessary;

  • Keyboarding/typing;

  • Ability to read effectively from a computer screen, sampling device, and/or paper copy;

  • Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;

  • Frequent, unscheduled travel for extended periods of time; and,

  • Wear half-face and/or full-face air purifying respirator (APR) as well as supplied air respirators in the form of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and hose supplied respirator with medical clearance as required under 29CFR 1910.134.


  • Ability to drive noncommercial vehicles;

  • Rarely may work shifts of up to 24 hours in duration;

  • Dress out in physically demanding personal protective equipment (PPE) for site entry at HAZWOPER sites as required under 29CFR 1910.120; and

  • Wear partially or totally encapsulating personal protective equipment.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • May work outdoors and may be exposed to hot and cold environments and extreme weather conditions including but not limited to: sunlight, rain, snow, windy conditions;

  • Encounter environments presenting physical hazards including: uneven ground, standing water, ditches, dusty conditions, rapidly moving transportation/remediation equipment, and physical stress associated with the wear of personal protective equipment;

  • May be assigned varying shifts including overnight shifts; and

  • May work in a setting with potential physical, chemical, and biological hazards.


  • May work at altitudes greater than 5000 feet above sea level and

  • May work on waterways, sea, or air.

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