Deputy Director for Programs, Office of Pesticide Programs

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Office of Pesticide Programs

About the organization

The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention'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.


The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) is responsible for regulating the manufacture and use of all pesticides. OPP carries out an extensive number of complex and controversial regulatory and program implementation actions covering a broad array of science and policy issues. Specific responsibilities of the deputy director include:

- Planning for the development, assessment, and coordination of activities related to the national pesticide programs that are assigned to the agency, including the planning of staff and resource utilization to support those activities.

- Assisting in the formulation of the agency's pesticide mission policies and strategies.

- Assisting the Deputy Director for Management in ensuring that the office's needs are being met in the areas of employee recruitment, retention, training, and performance.

- Collaborating with the Office of General Counsel and Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance to ensure that OPP is in compliance with the legal standards of pesticide related programs, laws, regulations, and policies.

- Supervising subordinate division directors and employees, including performing routine supervisory personnel duties.

- Participating in the establishment and maintenance of collaborative relationships with external and internal stakeholders related to pesticide issues.


The work of this position is classified in the Program Management, 0340 series where the qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to this position. Applicants must have substantive general experience which provides a good basic or general knowledge of the principles of organization, management and administration; and substantive specialized (operating administrative or managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position.

All applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform in this role. Typically this experience can be found in work within this field or a field that is closely related.

As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service, applicants must also provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below.


$191,901 - $221,900 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]


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