Monday, January 11, 2010
Job Opening with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at RTP
ASG plays a vital role in EPA's work to protect against air pollution effects on public health and the environment by leading the assessments of scientific and technical information about common air pollutants for use in the development and review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Major products of this work are the risk/exposure assessment and policy assessment documents that are prepared for the criteria air pollutants (e.g., ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and carbon monoxide). These documents are key components in EPA's review of the NAAQS and undergo extensive review by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). These documents also serve as a resource for other air pollution work in EPA and State and local agencies, as well as international organizations. The NAAQS have exceedingly high impact in protecting public health and the environment, thus, the scientific soundness of the risk/exposure assessment and policy assessment is of crucial importance.
The employee will play a key role in planning and managing population risk/exposure analyses and developing technical documents and policy assessments for the NAAQS reviews. This work will include participating in public meetings of the CASAC in which draft documents are reviewed.
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 $69,704 to $107,756 per year, commensurate with qualifications.
Qualifications: A bachelor's degree (or higher) is required, and desirable applicants will have a masters or doctoral degree (e.g. Ph.D.) in an academic field related to environmental health, biology, toxicology, health sciences or a related field.
How to Apply: Applicants should apply through USAJOBS at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. Application materials must be submitted online by the closing date. You need to submit the additional documentation described in the full text vacancy. The announcements will close in mid-January 2010.
Contact: For further information, contact Zachary Pekar (Pekar.firstname.lastname@example.org; 919 541-3704) or Beth Hassett-Sipple (email@example.com; 919 541-4605) for any technical questions or Glinda Bowden (Bowden.firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions about the application process.
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