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Physical Scientist / Life Scientist / General Engineer (On-Scene Coordinator)- R10


These positions are in Region 10. Superfund Emergency Management Division, Emergency Management Branch, Spill Prevention, Assessment and Removal Section.

About Region 10: Region 10 Website.

This is an office-centered position--you must physically report to one of the duty stations stated in this announcement on a regular basis. Partial work-from-home flexibilities may be authorized.


At the entry level of this position, you will:
  • Respond on an emergency basis to the accidental or deliberate release of oil or 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 Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) from the EPA Office of Acquisition Management.
  • Conduct official investigations and inspections for both fund and Responsible Party-led removal responses, and perform planning, prevention, and preparedness activities related to health and environmental hazards.
  • Provide assessments for environmental incidents, determine appropriate emergency responses, perform necessary community relations and coordination activities, and serve as technical advisor for removal responses.

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), if appropriate to the position.