Environmental Scientist

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • New Orleans, LA, United States
  • Jan 23, 2017
Full time EHS - Environmental, Health & Saftey Hazardous Waste / RCRA Water Quality Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodpains

Job Description

This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Response and Restoration (ORR), in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This vacancy may be used to fill other Environmental Scientist, GS-0401-12/13, positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).

At the GS-13 level, under the supervision of the Regional Operations Branch Chief, the individual selected for this position will:

Serve as NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator (SSC) for the region in which he or she is assigned.
Respond to and travel as necessary for spill response (is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) with the region and to other parts of the country or U.S. Territories.
Serve as a principal advisor to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Federal on-scene commander during hazardous materials spill response in the ocean, coastal zone, and/or inland lakes and rivers for scientific and technical information.
Communicate, both in writing and orally, technical positions and/or results for analyses of ecological effects of oil or hazardous material spills and various response techniques to appropriate audiences.
Serve as liaison and maintain relationships with the regional scientific and response communities to determine the availability and capability to respond to USCG requests.
Conduct training.
Participate on teams to develop new plans, technology and/or techniques for hazardous material spill preparedness and response.
The GS-12 is developmental leading to performance of the duties described above.

Travel Required
50% or Greater
50% or greater Regional/Domestic Travel required. Several times per month - Meetings, training, drills, and incident responses.

Relocation Authorized- Yes

Closes Monday 1/30/2017
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Job Level



Government- Federal


$72,168 to $111,560/yr. Series & Grade GS-0401-12/13.