Environmental Protection Agency, Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
This position is in Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response, Groundwater Characterization and Remediation Division, Subsurface Remediation Branch.
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
About theOffice of Research and Development.
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 Research GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined asparticipating in team research (i.e., formulating hypotheses, developing research plans, adapting existing methods/techniques) in bioremediation of organic and/or hazardous chemicals in ground water; and analyzing or communicating research results.- OR Ph.D.
or equivalent doctoral degree in the academic discipline as described below- OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined asconducting independent research in bioremediation of organic and/or hazardous chemicals in groundwater; managing technical progress of contracted research in bioremediation of organic and/or hazardous chemicals in groundwater or communicating research results in peer-reviewed publications.Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1)Knowledge of Compound Specific Isotope Analysis procedures; 2)Skill in interpreting scientific data; 3)Skill in written communication; 4)Ability to lead and train a team of researchers; 5)Skill in oral communication; 6)Ability to develop plans and program initiatives to support establishment of new scientific standards; 7)Ability to manage contracts including preparing procurement requests and monitoring technical performance.nExperience 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.
How to Apply