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

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Oct 08, 2019
Full time Biology - Ecology EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics

Job Description


This position is in  Region 6 , Superfund & Emergency Response Division, Emergency Management Branch, Readiness & Emergency Response Section.  If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.  About Region 6: Region 6 Website

Cut-off dates for referral consideration are as follows:

October 18, 2019

November 22, 2019

December 27, 2019

January 31, 2020

February 3, 2020
All applicants must reapply after the closing date of the announcement, for further consideration.

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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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Job Level

Entry-level,   Mid-level  


Government- Federal


Pay scale & grade GS 07 - 09 Salary $45,158 to $71,805 per year