Job Title: Interdisciplinary Scientist (Leader), GS
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Sub Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Job Announcement Number: R-OCSPP-DE-2011-0036
$105,211.00 - $136,771.00 /year
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 to Tuesday, July 12, 2011
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Alexandria &
Arlington & Falls Church, VA
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
Any U.S. citizen may apply.
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This position is located in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution
Prevention (OCSPP), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Environmental
Fate and Effects Division (EFED), Immediate Office (IO), ERB3 and ERB4,
Arlington, VA. For more information on this office, visit their
You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply Tab)
If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
You must be a U.S. citizen.
Additional Duty Location Info:
Alexandria & Arlington & Falls Church, VA
Serve as a Risk Assessment Process Leader (RAPL) in the Environmental
Fate and Effects Division (EFED).
Serve as an expert and senior scientist and independently handle a broad
range of difficult assignments.
Serve as a technical expert in OPP (Office of Pesticide Programs) on
risk assessment and risk characterization process as it relates to
assessing pesticidal behavior and effects on the environment.
Provide technical and procedural assistance to State and Federal
Agencies on questions relating to pesticide environmental assessment.
Builds and facilitates task team. Through instruction and example,
guides staff to function as a team. Promotes atmosphere conducive to
Uses knowledge of risk assessments and on-going projects to direct
documents and materials related to work assignments.
Participates in performance management and awards process.
Qualifications and Evaluations
You need a degree or combination of education and experience as
described below to qualify for this position.
In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least
one year of specialized experience related to this position as described
To qualify for the GS-14 level, you need to have at least one year of
full time experience defined Experience conducting environmental risk
assessments or risk management. Experience coordinating the receipt,
assignment, and completion of scientific or technical work products for
a work unit, (e.g., team, section, or branch).
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your
competencies in the following areas: 1) Ability to serve as a
technical expert on risk assessments and risk characterization processes
relating to pesticides; 2) Ability to act as senior scientist and
provide assistance to Federal and State agencies regarding pesticide
environmental assessment; 3) Knowledge of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide
and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); 4) Ability to lead a scientific team; 5)
Ability to assist Branch Chief with all non supervisory aspects of
branch management; 6) Ability communicate orally; 7) Ability to
communicate in writing.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or
Biologist - You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or
pre-accredited college or university in one of the following:
biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management,
chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR a
combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a
major, as listed.
Toxicologist - You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or
pre-accredited college or university in toxicology, or an appropriate
discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that
included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or
physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.
Physical Scientist - You must have a bachelor's degree from an
accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the
following: Physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included
24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science
such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics;
OR a combination of education and experience with education equivalent
to one of the majors listed that included at least 24 semester hours in
physical science and/or related engineering science.
Chemist - You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or
pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: physical
sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours
in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through
differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of
physics; OR a combination of education and experience with education
equivalent to one of the majors listed that included the described
As part of the application process, you are required to submit college
transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents
section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must
provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA.
More information on verification of education can be found here:
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background
investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is
already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must
undergo a background investigation.
If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.
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