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Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist (On-Scene Coordinator) - R5


This position is in Region 5, Superfund and Emergency Management Division. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. About Region 5: Region 5 website


At the entry level of this position, you will:
-Respond to the accidental or deliberate release of oil or other hazardous materials, including biological, chemical and radiological agents, or uncontrolled hazardous waste.
-Serve as a warranted Contracting Officer with independent contracting authority in accordance with the specific terms of the Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) from the EPA Office of Acquisition Management. 
-Conduct official investigations and inspections for both fund-led and enforcement-led removal responses.
-Provide assessment for environmental incidents and determine appropriate emergency response.

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.

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