Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

Group Leader (Volatile Organic Compounds)

2 months ago
# of Openings
Environmental Laboratory


Curtis & Tompkins is part of the larger organization, Montrose Environmental Group, a vibrant young company started in 2012, now just shy of 1000 employees in approximately 40 offices around the country. Our employees describe us as very fast, very flexible and lots of fun.  We are looking to hire a Group Leader for our Volatile Organic Compounds team based out of Berkeley, CA.  This individual will be responsible for the following tasks: 


  • Manage departments running EPA Methods 8015, 8021, and 8260
  • Personnel supervision, time management, and operational efficiency
  • Hiring, firing, and disciplinary actions
  • Conflict resolution, personnel skills development and team building
  • Accurate and timely communication with internal and external clients
  • Project scheduling
  • Analyze samples as needed by using various published methods
  • Development of analytical methods
  • Preparation of data summaries for inclusion in client reports.
  • Sample and Standard Preparation as needed
  • Occasional split shift and/or weekend duties
  • Instrument calibration and maintenance
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Write and assist the QAC with updating related SOPs
  • Maintain adequate consumables and parts for analyses
  • Maintaining organized records of sample preparation and analysis, and equipment maintenance
  • Communicate with client’s questions or concerns
  • Initiate and address non-conformance issues
  • Overhead projects designed to improve efficiency of, or accuracy of analyses
  • Comply with Enthalpy’s Quality Assurance Program and other policies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Lab Supervisor or Lab Director
  • Ensure staff comply with Enthalpy’s Health and Safety Plan


  • Associates degree or higher in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years experience running GCMS instrumentation required
  • Minimum of 1 year running purge and trap instrumentation
  • Must understand the underlying physical or chemical principles that underpin the assays being performed
  • Must have the ability to organize, communicate, and facilitate priorities to staff in an effective manner
  • They must be able to handle non-routine samples and be capable of managing an effective workflow in their department (this includes managing man-hours, machine time and logistics for numerous assays)


Preferred Skills

  • Effectiveness.  Positive outcomes & results of communication skills
  • Conflict resolution skills: Removes/Breakdown organizational communication barriers
  • Assertion Skills-Problem diagnosis, assess corrective action, not blame


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