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Physical Scientist/ Life Scientist - R5

This position is in Region 5, Land, Chemicals & Redevelopment Division, Land & Chemicals Branch, TSCA & Pesticides Section.

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

About Region 5.

At the entry level of this position, you will:
- Perform administrative, technical, and scientific work, including the review and analysis of environmental and public health data, associated with the monitoring and reporting of compliance activities by public and private entities on matters concerning lead-based paint and/or pesticides, and other duties concerned with a broad range of environmental protection responsibilities.
- Advise as to the adequacy and accuracy of data and processes, proper collection of samples and specimens, and provides technical assistance where applicable to others internally and externally to the organization.
- Research technical aspects of EPA laws and regulations related to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) lead-based paint program and/or Federal Insecticide, Fungicides, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) pesticides program. Provides technical support, guidance and advice to state, local, or tribal agency personnel on physical and/or life science topics, such as compliance with regulatory requirements, third-party training programs, health effects, and environmental impacts, and existing scientific data related to the lead-based paint and/or pesticides programs.
- Prepares and disseminates scientific/technical information through oral briefings, written documents, workshop/conference/seminar presentations, and/or public hearings to provide information on significant analytical methods, sampling techniques, etc., related to the lead-based paint and/or pesticides program, function, or activity.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

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. NOTE: Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level.

One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations).