JOB: Toxicologist with the Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, TX

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Toxicologist
    Department: Department Of The Air Force
    Agency: Air Force Personnel Center
    Job Announcement Number: AFPC-502745-290167-OPM

    SALARY RANGE: $81,823.00 – $106,369.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 to Monday, July 18, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0415-13
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancies – Lackland AFB, TX
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens


    The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

    To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values — integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.


    * U.S. Citizenship Required
    * Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid.


    * Serves as a technical expert in the area of chemical toxicity, biological toxicity, nuclear toxicity, and human health and environmental risk assessment.
    * Provides expert advice and affidavits for administrative boards and other legal proceedings as an expert witness in general toxicology.
    * Addresses a wide variety of complex issues such as chemical pharmacology, passive ingestion, pharmacokinetics and toxicological potency for both carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic compounds.
    * Applies regulatory guidance in the formation of risk assessments, including EPA’s Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund and Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment.
    * Proposes alternative means to improve, resolve and implement courses of action and special methods to accomplish desired goals.
    * Reviews and evaluates scientific data submitted by chemistry and toxicology laboratories to assess whether the data is valid for a risk assessment.
    * Reviews and scrutinizes risk assessments on request to ensure that the proper conceptual site models are established and that representative and realistic chemical concentrations are applied to the risk assessment.
    * Establishes reasonable chemical concentrations at the receptor (target) which entails fate and transport modeling or other sophisticated techniques to ensure that receptor exposures are not overestimated, driving expensive remediation.
    * Proposes appropriate remediation goals based on proper conceptual models.

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