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Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Jobs at EPA

EPA is seeking qualified applicants for several positions in the Environmental Media Assessment Group, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Research Triangle Park Division (NCEA-RTP). NCEA-RTP plays a vital role in EPA's work to protect against air pollution effects on public health and the environment by assessing and evaluating the scientific information about air pollutants. A major product of this work is the scientific assessment documents that are prepared for the six common pollutants: ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and lead (see These science assessment documents are a key component in EPA’s review of air quality standards for those pollutants and also serve as a resource for other air pollution work in the EPA and internationally, and they undergo extensive review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. The employees will play a key leadership role on assessment of the health or environmental effects of air pollution, particularly for the six criteria pollutants. The incumbent will be a lead author for sections of scientific assessment documents and will participate in public meetings of the CASAC in which draft documents are reviewed. The incumbent will provide scientific expertise to assist EPA’s air pollution program office on assessing the effects of criteria air pollutants, risk assessments and other program needs. The employee will also serve as an expert consultant to the Director of NCEA and other EPA offices, as well as other organizations both nationally and internationally.

NCEA-RTP will be seeking individuals from the following general scientific disciplines with expertise in the effects of exposure to the criteria air pollutants:

· Animal Toxicology
· Human Toxicology (i.e., controlled human exposure studies)
· Human Exposure Assessment

Excellent Benefits: The selected candidate will be eligible for a full benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave. U. S. citizenship required.

Salary Range: The salary range is $65,411 to $101,122 per year, commensurate with qualifications.

Qualifications: A bachelor degree is required; advanced degree (e.g. Ph.D.) in toxicology, biology, environmental science or related field is preferred.

How to Apply: We anticipate that these vacancies will be announced in March or April 2007, and will remain open for several weeks. Vacancy announcements will be posted at the NCEA website ( ). Applicants should apply through USAJOBS at For further information, contact Joann Kelleher at

The U.S. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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