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Project Manager Quality Assurance

Crestview Hills, KY, 41017
August 25, 2012

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Professional Resume of David J. Iacovone

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Crestview Hills, KY 41017



My career objective is to continue progressing in the environmental field, primarily in the areas of health and safety, training, exercises, and consulting, eventually progressing into management. I am also looking towards obtaining certifications such as CHMM, ASP, and CSP during that progression.

Career Summary:

As an environmental consultant, I have twelve years of experience in the areas of safety, multi-media sampling and analysis projects, review and validation of analytical data, hazardous materials response, and hazardous waste site remediation activities. In addition, I have ten years of experience as an instructor and trainer. I have successfully led and completed dozens of projects including site assessments/investigations, training courses (development and presentation), as well as providing project support for large cleanup projects. Among the tasks that I have performed during the completion of the aforementioned projects were the development of health and safety plans, sampling plans, training curriculum and presentation development, validation of analytical data, and the review of third party work plans.

As a recent member of the Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team START) for U.S. EPA Region III, I successfully led and managed projects as a chemist, environmental scientist, and trainer/exercise specialist. My responsibilities included presenting courses as an instructor, functioning in multiple roles for HSEEP drills and exercises, conducting and leading field activities associated with multi-media sampling events, the writing of sampling analysis plans (SAPs), the writing and implementation of health and safety plans (HASPs), oversight of contractors, and other duties as requested by U.S. EPA.


TechLaw, Inc.

2208 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003

Project Manager (March 2010 – May 2012)

Member of the U.S. EPA Region III Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START) contractor functioning in several capacities (chemist, project manager, environmental scientist, and training/exercise specialist). During this time, successfully managed several projects (site assessments, removals, and emergency responses) as well as providing training to a wide range of emergency response personnel (law enforcement, firefighters, etc.) on a variety of topics (air monitoring, Incident Command System, HazMat response, chemistry, clandestine labs).

TetraTech EM Inc.

7 Creek Parkway, Suite 700, Boothwyn, PA 19061

Chemist III (Sept. 2008 – March 2010)

Managed projects and instructed a variety of class as a member of the U.S. EPA Region III Core Emergency Response Team (CERT) as a chemist as well as a member of the Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team. Provided technical support to U.S. EPA personnel for environmental field work as well as providing training in the areas of HazMat Response and Chemistry. Other duties include serving as a controller and observer for Homeland Security drills and exercises, analytical services coordination, reviewing analytical data, and generating sampling/quality assurance plans.

Davis Defense Group

927 Maple Grove Drive, Suite 201, Fredericksburg, VA 22407, 540-***-****

Instructor (Apr. 2007 – Aug. 2008)

Instructor for Davis Defense, presenting courses (HazMat Awareness, HazMat Operations/Personal Protective Equipment Familiarization, HazMat Technician, Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents - G300, and Advanced ICS - G400) at naval bases in the United States and around the world for the Department of the Navy’s Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) program.

Critical Incident Solutions

700 West Pete Rose Way, Suite 4-N, Cincinnati, OH 45203, 513-***-****

Senior Consultant/Instructor (Jan. 2004 – Feb. 2007)

One of two primary instructors for presenting ICS courses (100, 200, 300, and 400) for contracts with the State of Nevada and State of Ohio Department of Public Health.

Project manager for WMD Awareness Training Program for Hamilton County law enforcement officers.

Member of threat, vulnerability, and assessment team which conducted detailed terrorism risk assessments for the State of Ohio on seven key facilities.

Developed training materials and presented courses (Chemistry of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Radiation, Air Monitoring for Hazardous Materials, and Decontamination) to Department of State personnel.

Preparation of proposals in response to Request for Quotes, Request for Proposals, and Sources Sought Notices.

TetraTech NUS

1930 Radcliffe Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45204, 513-***-****

Instructor (May 1999 – Dec. 2003)

Contracted as an instructor for the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP). Courses included Hazardous Materials Incident Response Operations (40-hour HAZWOPER), Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents (40-hour course for emergency responders), Chemistry for Environmental Professionals, Air Monitoring for Hazardous Materials, Air Monitoring for Emergency Response, and Health & Safety Eight-Hour Refresher Training. Among the agencies included in these training courses were the U.S. EPA, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. EPA Criminal Investigation Division (CID), National Guard Civil Support Teams (CSTs), U.S. Marine Corps, New York Police Department (NYPD), Fire Department of New York, and other federal, state, county, and city entities throughout the United States.

Assisted in designing Hazard Categorization Testing flow chart for the Readiness Response Training (RRT) Course which instructs U.S. EPA personnel and START team members on WMD Response Techniques.

Designed a 12-hour course (Hazard Characterization Testing for Emergency Responders) to teach HazMat responders testing protocols for hazardous materials and/or suspected chemical agents.

Performed training for the NYPD’s Strategic Transit Anti-Terrorism Response Team (START) in November 2001 through January 2002 in response to the events of September 11th.

Midwest Environmental Technologies

3118 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45225, 513-***-****

Contract Consultant (July 1998 – May 1999)

As a member of the Waste Acceptance Organization (WAO) at the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP), responsibilities included reviewing and generating manifests, overseeing the loading of transport vehicles, and placement of contaminated materials into the On-Site Disposal Facility (OSDF).

Prior to assignment to FEMP, was responsible for reviewing information for and generating Underground Storage Tank (UST) removal reports.

Environmental Quality Management

1800 Carillion Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45240, 513-***-****

Quality Control Chemist, Field Chemist, and Environmental Professional (Sept 1995 – June 1997)

Participated in at least 15 projects involving site remediation for a variety of clients including, but not limited to, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Responsible for the procurement of laboratory services and the validation of the analytical data produced by the laboratory utilizing Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) Directives and USEPA SW-846.

Performed a variety of sampling activities including, but not limited to, the collection of bulk (drum and large container) waste and multimedia (air, water, and soil) samples.

Responsible for performing standard waste characterization testing of samples collected from bulk containers. When necessary, testing was expanded to include test procedures specific to suspected site contaminants as determined by site history. Developed several Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the company, such as Summa Canister Sampling, Hazard Categorization Testing, and the Collection of Field Quality Control Samples. Also, I assisted on the development of several Quality Assurance Program Plans (QAPPs).

Designated as the Site Safety Officer for a project involving the collection of drums, tanks, and cylinders along the north bank and edge of the Ohio River from Cincinnati, OH, to Louisville, KY, following the flood of 1997.

Ecology & Environment, Inc.

368 Pleasant View Drive, Lancaster, NY, 716-***-****

Technical Assistance Team Member (Feb. 1992 – Sept. 1995)

Participated in over 40 different projects including Superfund remediation sites, site assessments, oversight of Potentially-Responsible-Party (PRP) projects, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) inspections and Emergency Responses. TAT Project Manager and Health and Safety Officer for over half of these projects. Responsible for training personnel on sample collection and waste characterization procedures.

Responsible for performing standard waste characterization testing of samples collected from bulk containers and optional tests depending upon the predominant site contaminants as determined by site history.

Responsible for the procurement of laboratory analytical services and the validation of the analytical data produced by the laboratory utilizing OSWER Directives and USEPA SW-846.

Responsible for maintaining USEPA CERCLA paperwork and providing technical support to USEPA On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs).

Responsible for reviewing PRP Work and Site Safety Plans and performing oversight of PRPs and their contractors to ensure that those parties adhered to the plans following their approval by the USEPA.

Responsible for onsite screening of samples utilizing gas chromatographs, immunoassay test kits, and other miscellaneous tests.

On many of the sites and assessments, duties also included functioning as the Site Safety Officer.

OHM Corporation

16406 U.S. Route 224 East, Findlay, OH 45840, 419-***-****

Emergency Response/Field Chemist (July 1988 – Feb. 1992)

Participated in over 60 different projects including, but not limited to, Superfund sites, private sector cleanup site, and response to transportation incidents (train derailments, tractor-trailer chemical spills, etc.)

Responsible for performing standard waste characterization testing of samples collected from bulk containers and optional tests depending upon the predominant site contaminants as determined by site history.

Responsible for performing and training personnel on lab pack operations for cleanup sites having large numbers of small reagent containers.

Instructed other personnel in the performance of hazard characterization testing of field samples.

Responsible for the collection and documentation of field samples collected for compliance purposes.

Functioned as the site safety officer on many of the emergency response incidents as well as on many of the smaller cleanup operations.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, May 1987

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