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Biologist/Entomologist/Toxicologist/Industrial Hygienist/Chemist

Environmental Protection Agency Arlington, VA
  • Expired: August 28, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Biologist/Entomologist/Toxicologist/Industrial Hygienist/Chemist
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Environmental Protection Agency
Overview
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  • ##### Open & closing dates
09/18/2019 to 09/27/2019
  • ##### Service
Competitive
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 07 - 09
  • ##### Salary
$47,016 to $74,759 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
Permanent
  • ##### Work schedule
Full-Time
Location
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  • Arlington, VA MANY vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed
No
Telework eligible
Yes as determined by agency policy
  • Duties

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Summary
The positions are located in the Office of Chemical Safety and
Pollution Prevention, Office of Pesticide Programs, Registration
Division in Arlington, VA. If selected, you must work at the
location stated in this announcement. About OCSPP: Office of
Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
Learn more about this agency
Responsibilities
At the entry level of this position, you will:
  • Assist higher-graded staff in examining and evaluating scientific
data consistent with project-specific statutory deadlines under the
Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) and the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIRFA).
  • Write scientific evaluations related to impacts of pesticide usage
with the assistance from higher-graded staff,
  • Participate in conducting exposure analyses to support pesticide
risk assessments and risk management decisions under PRIA and
FIFRA.
  • Research and apply federal laws and agency regulations which form
the regulatory framework for pesticide usage.
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.
One or more positions may be filled.
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
13
  • #### Job family (Series)
0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
0414 Entomology
0415 Toxicology
0690 Industrial Hygiene
1320 Chemistry
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  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is
required.
  • You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply
section).
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Position has educational/degree requirements (see Qualifications
section).
  • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course
listings.
  • You may be required to travel less than 25% of each month.
If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary
period.
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a
background investigation. Unless an appropriate background
investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel
Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential
Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of
employment and annually thereafter.
Qualifications
In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at
least one year of specialized experience related to this position as
described below:
To qualify for the GS-07 level, you need to have at least one year
of full time experience equivalent to the GS-05 level defined
as assisting in the collection, analysis, or compilation of
scientific data; OR 1 full year of graduate level education; or
superior academic achievement (Superior Academic Achievement
Definition) degree in the academic discipline as described below.
To qualify for the GS-09 level, you need to have at least one year
of full time experience equivalent to the GS-07 level defined as
collecting, analyzing, or compiling of scientific data as it relates
to chemicals; OR master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full
years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to
such a degree in the academic discipline as described below.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your
competencies in the following areas: 1) Ability to use standard data
gathering and analysis techniques to support the development of
pesticide information; 2) Skill in oral communication; 3) Knowledge
of the uses and benefits of a variety of pesticides; 4) Skill in
written communication; 5) Skill in reviewing and analyzing technical
documentation; 6) Ability to work with an interdisciplinary
scientific team; 7) Ability to apply regulations related to
pesticide registration.
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
You need a degree or combination of education and experience as
described below to qualify for this position.
Biologist
You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or
pre-accredited college or university in one of the following:
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.
Entomologist
You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or
pre-accredited college or university in entomology; or a related
discipline of the biological or physical sciences that included at
least 16 semester hours in entomology; OR a combination of education
and experience with courses equivalent to a major, as listed.
Toxicologist
You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or
pre-accredited college or university in toxicology, or an
appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary
sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry,
biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.
Industrial Hygienist
You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or
pre-accredited college or university in industrial hygiene,
occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health,
toxicology, safety sciences, or related sciences; or a branch of
engineering, physical science, or life science that included 12
semester hours in chemistry, including organic chemistry, and 18
additional semester hours of courses in any combination of
chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental
health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology,
epidemiology, or industrial hygiene; or certification from the
American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). NOTE: Courses in the
history or teaching of chemistry are not acceptable.
Chemist
You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or
pre-accredited college or university in one of the following:
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 course work.
Additional information
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.
Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the
Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional
information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures
EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system
operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership
with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables
participating employers to electronically verify the employment
eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional
information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
This position is in the bargaining unit.
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses
will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation
expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be
your responsibility.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet
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