Gregory Zalaskus


22 Ross Road

Position Wanted:
I am retiring from 25 years of State Government service effective August 2016. I am looking for an opportunity to assist with humanitarian demining efforts in a support capacity. I believe my skill sets and experience would allow me to effectively assist with land use planning including development of institutional/engineering controls of munitions contaminated land.


Summary of Qualifications for Gregory C. Zalaskus                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


22 Ross Road

Burlington, NJ 08016 (USA)


-319-2030 (cell)



George Washington University

Washington, D.C

BS, Geology, 1982

Professional Experience:

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)

Emergency Management Program, Munitions and Explosives of Concern

Dates Employed:  2009  present

Program Manager - NJDEPs Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) Program (  This program addresses hazards specific to MEC and includes Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), Discarded Military Munitions, and Munitions Constituents at Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS), active Department of Defense (DoD) installations, and non-DoD MEC sites in New Jersey.  These sites involve MEC hazards from former proving grounds, bombing ranges, coastal defense missions, munitions manufacturing industries, and munitions research and design testing ranges that were operational from World the early 1900ds to the 1960s.  The NJDEP MEC Program partners with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in a regulatory oversight capacity in New Jersey to address all aspects of MEC site cleanup from site identification and prioritization planning through to final cleanup/remediation for site re-use.  Excluding Superfund or Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), NJDEP is the lead regulatory agency for all MEC cleanups in New Jersey.  I am NJDEPs primary point of contact regarding MEC technical, administrative/policy and safety matters and I am the Engagement Manager of NJDEPs MEC technical support contractor.

My secondary responsibilities involve NJDEP Emergency Management Program support.  This includes, but is not limited to, assignments at the New Jersey State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC) during declared State emergencies supporting Essential State Functions relevant to potable water and wastewater critical infrastructure, and Hazardous Toxic Radiological Waste (HTRW) releases.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Site Remediation Program/Bureau of Case Management

Dates Employed:  1991  2009

Case Manager  Managed the more complex HTRW site remediations/cleanups in addition to most all the MEC hazard sites.  Initiated NJDEPs involvement with MEC in 1999.

Golder Associates, Inc.

Mt. Laurel, NJ

Dates Employed:  1987  1991

Supervising Hydrogeologist

Geonics/Delta Geophysical

Clinton, NJ

Dates Employed:  1985 – 1987

Project Manager/Contract Management

GeoTrans, Inc.

Herndon, VA

Dates Employed:  1982 – 1985

Staff  Hydrogeologist

U.S. Geological Survey

Branch of Earthquakes & Tectonics and Branch of Coal Research

Reston, VA

Dates Employed 1978 – 1982

Laboratory Technician/Field Assistant


Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Technician Level 1 Certification: Texas A&M University, Texas Engineering Extension  Service (TEEX), 2011 (aka New Jersey State Police Bomb Squad UXO Training and, Advanced Ordnance Recognition for Law Enforcement Training);

New Jersey State representative on the Interstate Technology Regulatory Counsel (ITRC) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Team 1993-2007.  Contributing author to the following ITRC publications:

oBreaking Barriers to the Use of Innovative Technologies, State Regulatory Role in Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Characterization, Case Study, ITRC Work Group, Unexploded Ordnance, December, 2000;

oMunitions Response Historical Records Review, Technical/Regulatory Guidelines, ITRC Unexploded Ordnance Team, November 2003;

oGeophysical Prove-Outs for Munitions Response Projects, ITRC Unexploded Ordnance Team, November 2004;

oSurvey of Munitions Response Technologies, Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), ITRC and, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), June 2006;

oQuality Considerations for Munitions Response Projects, ITRC, Unexploded Ordnance Team, 2008;

DoD UXO Countermine/Range Forum Abstract Judge 1999-2004 (volunteer);

FBI Improvised Explosives Familiarization Training 2010;

Emergency Management Act (FEMA) Incident Command System training levels: 100, 200, 300, 400, 402 700, 701a, 702a, 703a 704, 775, 803, 810 and, 836;

Military Munitions Support Services (M2S2) Workshop/Training, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); Huntsville, AL, 2010;

Wide-Area Assessment for Munitions Response Projects Training, ITRC, 2010;

MMRP Site Prioritization Ranking System Training, Edison, NJ, USACE, 2007;

USACE MEC/Chemical Warfare Materials (CWM) exercise for intrusive activities at the former Atlantic City Naval Weapons Station, Pomona, NJ, 2006;

Attended the Department of Defense (DoD) UXO/Countermine Range Forum, multiple locations nationally, 1999-2004;

DoD Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Team Training/Conference, San Antonio, TX, 1995;

Radionuclide Contaminant Training, NJDEP, 1996;

I developed the NJDEP OSHA 1910.120 MEC safety training module for NJDEPs Office of Site Safety and Health.

I spearheaded the first MEC technical term-contract in 2007 to augment NJDEPs MEC technical feedback to USACE;

Statistical Methods and Tools for UXO Characterization Training, U.S. Army, Picatinny Arsenal, 2009;

and, USACE MEC/Chemical Warfare Materials (CWM) Exercise for intrusive activities at the Lakehurst Naval Air Center former proving grounds,  Lakehurst, Atlantic County NJ, 2015;


OSHA 1910.120 certification, current (plus required 8-hour refreshers  past 25 years)

Drivers License, State of New Jersey      

Private Pilots License, Single Engine Land, 1974 (not current)

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