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Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist - R5

This position is in Region 5, Superfund & Emergency Management Division, Emergency Response Branch 1, Emergency Response Section 2. About Region 5:

This is an office-centered position--you must physically report to the duty station stated in this announcement on a regular basis. Partial work-from-home flexibilities may be authorized.


At the entry level of this position, you will:

-Respond on an emergency basis to the release of oil or other hazardous materials.

-Serve as a warranted Contracting Officer.

-Conduct official investigations and inspections pursuant to federal laws administered by the U.S. EPA for fund-led and enforcement-led removal responses.

-Assist senior On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) with responsibility for assessing the nature of reported environmental incidents and determine appropriate response; monitor removal responses for situations that involve hazardous waste.

-Perform necessary community relations and coordination activities; perform planning, prevention, and preparedness activities related to health and environmental hazards resulting from releases of biological or chemical agents.

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.

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