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    Tarryn Reddy

    Job Title: Supervisory Biologist/Physical Scientist, GS-0401/1301-15

    Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

    Sub Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

    Job Announcement Number: RTP-ORD-MP-2011-0121


    $123,758.00 – $155,500.00 /year


    Thursday, February 03, 2011 to Thursday, February 24, 2011




    Full-time Permanent




    1 vacancy – Arlington, VA


    -Current federal employees with competitive status; reinstatement eligibles; and candidates applying under the EPA Career Transition Assistance Program or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program.

    -Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed services under honorable conditions after 3-years or more of continuous active service.

    -Applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment.

    -Public Health Service Officers.


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    This position is located in the Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Research, Applied Science Division in Arlington, VA. For more information on this office, visit their website:


    • You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply Tab)
    • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.


    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – Arlington, VA

    You will:
    – Serve as Director, Applied Science Division (ASD),
    which plans, administers and manages research grants, centers and
    graduate fellowships under the Science to Achieve Results (STAR)
    program, as well as related grants, centers and fellowships;
    – Provide leadership and direction for all ASD activities and for
    interactions between the Division and the extramural scientific
    community, other Office of Research and Development Labs/Centers and
    Offices/Regions in the Agency;
    – Supervise the ASD staff;
    – Develop and justify ASD budgets; manage Division resources and
    workforce plans accordingly.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

    In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of experience related to this position as described here: supervising or leading a multi-disciplinary professional and technical staff; providing leadership and administrative oversight for a scientific program; designing, directing, implementing and reporting on a scientific program; strategic planning and management of resources to include personnel and extramural and intramural budgets.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of programs and emerging accomplishments associated with research in the areas of air, climate, and global change; ecology; drinking water; and/or water quality; 2) Ability to recognize emerging opportunities for scientific and research leadership and understand the importance of scientific quality; 3) Skill in providing scientific leadership for a multi-disciplinary scientific team; 4) Skill in developing, coordinating and overseeing technical programs and projects; 5) Ability to plan, organize and direct the activities of a work unit; 6) Skill in extramural resources, procurement, assistance agreements, and operational budget management; 7) Skill in oral communication; 8) Skill in written communication.
    Biologist: You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major, as listed.

    Physical Scientist: You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: Physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics; OR a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors listed that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.

    As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here:
    This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

    You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

    If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

    If you are selected, you must complete (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period.

    Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the “EPA Successful Leaders Program.” This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency’s goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful.


    We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.

    NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.

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