Biologist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist

US Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

Since its inception, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career. We share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Join the EPA and discover how exciting it is to safeguard our natural resources and protect human health.

This position is located in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Research Triangle Park, NC. Using sound science as a compass, OCSPP’s mission is to protect you, your family, and the environment from potential risks from pesticides and toxic chemicals. Through innovative partnerships and collaboration, we also work to prevent pollution before it begins. This reduces waste, saves energy and natural resources, and leaves our homes, schools and workplaces cleaner and safer.


Provide technical support to senior level experts and subject matter specialists on industrial chemicals, genetically-engineered microorganisms, and nanomaterials.

Provide scientific or engineering support for environmental fate and transport and exposure assessment activities.

Provide technical support to identify environmental fate and transport, exposure, and risk-related research needs.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may, at management’s discretion, be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses. The maximum promotion potential of this position is GS 13.


Qualifications based on an evaluation of a candidate’s education and qualifying experience.


Starting salary for a GS-9 employee is $44,471.00 per year at Step 1. Starting salary for a GS-11 employee is $55,204.00 per year at Step 1.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please provide the following documents:
--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section.
--College transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) – if qualifying for this position based on education or a combination of experience and education, you are required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
--Description of Service (DOS) – Documenting your training start date; sworn in date; service end date; and a Director signature.
If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's web site:
Completed applications can be e-mailed to [email protected]

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