The following vacancy announcement was posted to USAJOBS today, June 6, 2018. If you have any questions, let me know as soon as possible. You may view the announcement from the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501517700
These positions are located in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Risk Assessment Division, in Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-chemical-safety-and-pollution-prevention-ocspp.
- Provide technical support on industrial chemicals, genetically-engineered microorganisms and nanomaterials;- Develop, implement and support the Division's environmental fate and transport, and environmental exposure assessment activities;- Analyze assessment strategies and methodologies to recommend improvements to current fate and exposure assessment methods;- Design and develop environmental fate and transport, and exposure assessment methods, tools, databases and models.When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.You will spend 25-50% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.
Conditions of Employment
If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.This position is designated as Low 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.
You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.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.Environmental Engineer: All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:
Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please visit GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications.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 -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.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: http://www.epa.gov/careers/epa-job-vacancy-announcements-policies-and-proceduresIn addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below: