Earth Day is every day at EPA! At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. Find yourself at EPA.
At the entry level of this position, you will:
Evaluate hazards and risks from exposure to industrial chemicals, biological agents, and/or nanomaterials;
Prepare hazard and risk characterizations in support of assigned programs;
Provide analyses on strategies and methodologies for hazard prioritization, screening and assessment to advise the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention’s (OCSPP) programs;
Collect and analyze data, and evaluate and develop hazard assessment methods, tools, databases and models.
Develop briefing materials and presentations on complex issues related to hazard prioritization, screening and assessments;
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.
Conditions of Employment
- If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
- Position has educational/degree requirements (See Qualifications Section).
- EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.
- You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply).
- You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
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.
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.
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.
You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.