Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist (On-Scene Coordinator)

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Lenexa, KS, USA
  • Sep 09, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description


This position is in  Region 7, Superfund & Emergency Management Division, Assessment Emergency Response & Removal Branch.  If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.  About Region 7: Region 7

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At the entry-level of this position, you will:

- Participate in response to the release of oil and/or other hazardous materials as directed by senior On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) or supervisor.

- Assist the senior OSC to exercise warranted Contracting Officer functions in accordance with the Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) from the EPA Office of Acquisition Management.

- Assist the senior OSC to conduct official investigations and/or inspections pursuant to all federal laws administered by the U.S. EPA, for both fund-led and enforcement-led removal responses. 

- Provide assistance with planning, prevention, and preparedness activities related to health and environmental hazards resulting from releases of biological, chemical and/or radiological agents.  

- Participate in the monitoring removal responses that involve hazardous waste as directed by the senior OSC or supervisor, and perform public relations activities.

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

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.

Travel Required

75% or less - You may be required to travel more than 50% of each month.

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GS 07 - 09 Salary $42,391 to $67,405 per year