Supervisory Biologist / Physical Scientist

US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
Durham, North Carolina, US
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
* Duties Help Duties Summary This announcement has been amended to extend the open period from 07/21/2021 to 08/02/2021. This position is in the Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling, Air Methods and Characterization Division, Source and Fine Scale Branch. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. About ORD: Office of Research and Development Learn more about this agency Responsibilities You will: * Plan, organize and manage the activities of the Source and Fine Scale Branch; * Exercise supervisory personnel management responsibilities; * Participate as a researcher in representation, planning, and implementation of team-based research; * Serve as an expert consultant on various workgroups, panels, or committees. You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 * Job family (Series) 0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences 1301 General Physical Science * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required. * You must submit a resume and required documents--see How to Apply section. * Position has education requirements--see Qualifications/Education section. * EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings. * You may be required to travel less than 25% of each month. 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. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date. 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 within 30 days of 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. Qualifications In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below: To qualify for the GS-15 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-14 level defined as providing leadership, oversight or technical expertise for a scientific research program supporting the management of air pollutant emissions from a variety of sources; coaching, mentoring or leading others; establishing and monitoring performance measures to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, and progress of a team. Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Skill in leading a scientific program by planning, monitoring and evaluating a range of activities; 2) Ability to perform a full range of supervisory duties; 3) Knowledge of development, evaluation, method application, and data fusion strategies to characterize air pollutant emissions; 4) Skill in analysis and interpretation of scientific data; 5) Ability to communicate scientific and technical information to a diverse audience. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures. Education You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position. Biologist: You must have a bachelor's or higher 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 or higher 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, plus appropriate experience or additional education. For information about accreditation requirements, visit EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.