Environmental Protection Specialist

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

Fast-paced, high-profile work that makes a difference! Join us in implementing the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). We are the Existing Chemicals Branch (ECB) and Chemical Information and Testing Branch (CITB) in the Chemical Control Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at US EPA.

ECB is responsible for leading the risk management and regulatory activities of OPPT's Existing Chemicals Program, which are directly impacted by TSCA reform. These activities include outreach and regulatory activities to address risks from chemicals in industrial and consumer products. CITB is responsible for leading information collection under TSCA sections 4 and 8 and information sharing via the EPA “ChemView” database. CITB staff develop rules, orders, and consent agreements to collect data from industry and manage the EPA review of information received.

Duties

• Contribute to the risk management of chemicals through policy, technical, and communication projects for regulatory actions
• Develop rules, orders, and consent agreements to collect information to evaluate chemicals under TSCA
• Conduct presentations and briefings for senior management, other federal agencies, industry, NGOs, and the general public
• Analyze and understand science and technical concepts (e.g. risk assessments, academic articles)
• Apply regulations, statutes, and internal guidelines to write and publish regulations
• Lead/participate on teams/workgroups spanning the Agency
• Coordinate meetings inside and outside EPA and engage with the regulated community

Qualifications

• Strong leadership and communication skills (written and oral) for a fast-paced environment
• Work well independently and on multi-disciplinary teams; experience managing teams a plus
• Ability to identify and resolve complex policy and science issues
• Analytical and organizational skills
• Detail-oriented and capable of working well under time pressures
• A science background, experience with statistics, and/or economics a plus

Salary

GS-0028-07/09, promotion potential to GS-13

Application instructions

Send resume, cover letter, transcripts, references, a writing sample, and confirmation of noncompetitive eligibility (e.g. Description of Service) to Joel Wolf, [email protected], (202-564-0432) and Niva Kramek, [email protected], (202-564-4830) if interested in the Existing Chemicals Branch opportunities and/or Loraine Passe, [email protected], (202) 564-9064 and Virginia Lee, [email protected], (2020564-4142) if interested in Chemical Information and Testing Branch opportunities. Questions welcomed by email or phone.

(note: positions may be filled prior to the deadline. We are interviewing qualified candidates as we receive their materials, so apply early!)

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