Interdisciplinary Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist/Chemist

Posted on Oct 22, 2020

Environmental Protection Agency, Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

Arlington, VA  |  #engineering #government

 


This position is inOffice of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM),Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR),Program Implementation & Information Division (PIID), Permits Branch (PB).

If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

About OLEM:https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-land-and-emergency-management.nSalary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected.

In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:nTo 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 experience with engineering or physical science (including environmental science, chemistry, etc.).

- OR master’s or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the academic discipline as described below - OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-09 level defined as analyzing data; working in groups; preparing analyses or reports; and experience with engineering or physical science (including environmental science, chemistry, etc.) - OR Ph.D.

or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the academic discipline as described below - OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.nSTEM POSITIONS ONLY - To qualify for the GS-11 level, you must have a Ph.D.

or equivalent degree directly related to the position being advertised.nYour answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:n-Ability to identify sources of data and information, and evaluate the quality and appropriateness for use in developing policies and regulations that include, but are not limited to, solid and hazardous waste management.n-Ability to critically review federal, state and international regulations and policies and apply this information to address issues that include, but are not limited to, solid and hazardous waste management issues.n-Ability to understand and communicate scientific and/or engineering concepts including but not limited to solid and hazardous waste management.n-Skill in responding professionally and accurately to information requests of a technical nature.n-Ability to work as a member of a team.n-Skill in organizing meetings.n-Ability to identify and communicate with colleagues.n-Skill in written communication.n-Skill in oral communication.n-Ability to critically review complex topics, identify issues, and propose options to address the issues.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.


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