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Job opening: Biologist/Physical Scientist/Chemist

Salary: $107 906 - 140 281 per year
City: Durham
Published at: Jul 09 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is in the Office of Research and Development, Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure, Biomolecular and Computational Toxicology Division. About: The Office of Research and Development (ORD) This is an office-centered position*--you must physically report to the duty station stated in this announcement on a regular basis. *EPA offers work-from-home and work schedule flexibilities as described in the Benefits section.

Duties

You will:

Requirements

  • You must submit a resume and required documents--see How to Apply section.
  • Position has education requirements--see Qualifications/Education section.
  • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.

Qualifications

NOTE:  You must meet qualification requirements, including any requirements described in the Education section, by the closing date of this announcement. In addition to the basic entry education requirements, you must have specialized experience and/or directly related education as described below: To qualify for the GS-13 level, you must have 1 year of full-time* specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level defined as planning for environmental data collection; establishing quality assurance/quality control requirements in plans and procedures; and evaluating environmental data quality.  Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:  Skill in applying quality assurance principles and practices to toxicological and computational research and models. Knowledge of professional scientific and computational principles, theories, and practices sufficient to serve as a technical authority in quality assurance (QA). Skill in written communication. Knowledge of federal, state, local, and environmental regulations, policies, and requirements associated with inspection, enforcement, and compliance. Skill in oral communication. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. *If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

Education

Biology: You must have a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in 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.

Physical Scientist: You must have a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics; OR a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors listed that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Chemist: You must have a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics; OR a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors listed that included the described coursework.

For information about accreditation requirements, visit EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

Contacts

  • Address Environmental Protection Agency OMS/OHCO/RCD 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW WJC Bldg North, Mail Code 1448K Washington, District of Columbia 20460 United States
  • Name: Sarah Hartloff
  • Phone: 513-569-7082
  • Email: [email protected]

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