Environmental Protection Specialist
Please read the entire job posting and apply using this link to USAJOBS by August 4th: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/667545300.
U.S. EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs has the responsibility of licensing pesticides for legal use in the United States, ensuring that their use according to label directions does not cause unreasonable adverse effects to human health and the environment. We are recruiting three team members for the Office of Pesticide Programs. These Environmental Protection Specialist positions are focused on one of the following:
- Biopesticides Registration – to facilitate the evaluation and registration of naturally occurring substances that control pests, such as biochemical, microbial and plant-incorporated protectants.
- Registration Review of Pesticides – to develop risk mitigation and review label language of pesticides to ensure pesticides continue to meet current health and safety standards on a 15-year cycle. Provides opportunity to work on important, high-visibility pesticide issues including pollinator protection, endangered species, endocrine disruption, and public health concerns.
- Certification of Pesticide Applicators and Worker Protection – to work on policy and outreach related to occupational pesticide safety and health. Provides opportunity to implement worker safety program through development and technical support of policies and regulations, grant management, and educational resources.
All positions apply knowledge of environmental protection principles and procedures applicable to a range of duties requiring a high level of skill in solving complex problems, including:
- Lead multidisciplinary teams such as scientists, economists, and risk managers.
- Negotiate risk reduction.
- Develop and Communicate risk management and policy decisions to the public.
- Act as the primary liaison to stakeholders, including to pesticide company representatives; non-governmental organizations (NGOs); grower groups; and State, Federal, and international regulatory agencies.