Chemical Engineer

Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

EPA works to ensure that:
•Americans have clean air, land and water;
•National efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information;
•Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are administered and enforced fairly, effectively and as Congress intended;
•Environmental stewardship is integral to U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;
•All parts of society--communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments--have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;
•Contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by potentially responsible parties and revitalized.

Duties

At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Assist in the technical evaluation of chemical processes and waste treatment operations.

- Develop models and heuristics to estimate the exposure of persons working in chemical manufacturing, processing, and use to substances in their work environment.

- Apply prescribed generic scenarios to estimate the releases of chemical substances from chemical manufacture, processing, and use into the environment,

- Participate in work groups to recommend process modifications in the manufacture, processing and use of chemical substances to minimize environmental impact.

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.

You will spend 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or inter-agency agreements.

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 analysis of chemical process operations - OR 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement (Superior Academic Achievement Definition) degree in the academic discipline as described above.

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 assisting in the analysis of chemical process operations; and preparing written technical reports - OR master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related; degree in an academic discipline related to this position.

To qualify for the GS-11 level, you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree directly related to the position being advertised.

Salary

$47,016 to $90,461

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your online occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

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