Biologist/Toxicologist

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Jun 21, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics

Job Description

Summary

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.

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.

If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.

One or more positions may be filled.

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Responsibilities

You will:

-Serve as a recognized authority and subject matter expert on evaluating the hazard and risks to aquatic and terrestrial species from exposure to industrial chemicals, biological agents, and/or nanomaterials;

-Prepare hazard and risk characterizations and integrate cross-cutting information in support of regulatory and non-regulatory programs;

-Provide analyses and recommendations on strategies and methodologies for hazard prioritization, screen and assessment to advise the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention’s (OCSPP) programs;

-Provide expertise for the collection and analysis of data, and participate in the design, evaluation and development of 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.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

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Job Level

Senior-level  

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

$81,548 to $126,062 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 12 - 13.