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Systems Application Engineer/Scientist

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

                                Office of Research and Development

                    

                                Title 42 competitive job opportunity      

 

Homeland Security and Materials Management Division Systems Application Engineer/Scientist Durham, NC or Cincinnati, OH

Office of Research and Development's (ORD) Homeland Security and Materials Management Division (HSMMD) in the Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER) primarily supports EPA’s efforts to respond to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incidents, manage materials (both at the end of life and throughout the life cycle), and support the Nation’s water systems in responding to and becoming more resilient to disasters. The Division is also responsible for providing technical support to the Agency's Program and Regional Offices to meet their emergency response, policy and regulatory needs. Information on HSMMD is available at:

https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-homeland-security-materials-management-division

Application instructions and more detail can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/578721300

 

Major duties for this position include:

  • Formulating concepts, developing hypotheses, preparing research plans, carrying out investigations and experiments, analyzing and interpreting results, and developing methods.
  • Summarizing and communicating results to research project participants, the research community, and agency personnel.
  • Working closely with scientists and managers in the EPA’s program and regional offices to understand their programs and develop scientifically sound analyses and evaluations that respond to their program needs.
  • Using expertise to help the Agency identify critical research and technical issues.
  • Providing high-level substantive advice and recommendations to the CESER Deputy and Director and senior officials in HSMMD and ORD on matters related to complex systems engineering issues associated with wide area remediation research.

Salary and Benefits: This is a Title 42, five-year renewable Term appointment. Note this is not a GS position. The position is a full-time, permanent appointment. The salary range is $94,803 to $170,800 per year. Determination of salary is dependent upon qualifications, experience, current salary, and other factors. The selected applicant will be eligible for full benefits including relocation expenses, health and life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave.

 

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via the position listing on USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/578721300 The position closes October 14, 2020.

U.S. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit a resume and required documents--see How to Apply section.
  • Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days of each month.
  • Position has education requirements--see Qualifications/Education section.

 

The Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the Title 42 position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

This position is designated as High 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 will be required to obtain and maintain a top-secret security clearance.

 

Qualifications

To meet the eligibility criteria, you must have a doctoral degree in a scientific discipline related to the Office of Research and Development's Homeland Security Research Program’s (HSRP) mission and substantive specialized experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position. You should be recognized as a significant contributor as a scientist in systems engineering applications; and as a leader of a productive team, or as a leader in the conception and formulation of productive research ideas relating to systems engineering and associated software applications or architecture tools that advance the systems engineering discipline. You should have demonstrated experience providing leadership and direction in developing and managing systems using scientific data to solve complex environmental problems related to HSRP’s mission. As evidence of your qualifications and scientific contributions, you may also: 1) be regularly sought out for consultation on difficult problems in the field of expertise.; 2) have authored multiple, key publications, including several in the most prestigious scientific journals; 3) have received prestigious awards for research accomplishments; and 4) have demonstrated experience building coalitions and relationships with partners and customers to address comprehensive systems engineering challenges.

Education

 

You must have a doctoral degree in a scientific discipline related to CESER's mission to qualify for this position.

Your academic record must demonstrate a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following:

Biology: 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.

Engineering: All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:

  • Successful completion of a professional engineering degree at an accredited university or college

OR

  • Have a combination of college level education or training AND technical experience that has furnished you with (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.  The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:
  1. Professional registration as an engineer.
  2. Evidence of passing the Engineer-in-Training written test.
  3. Successful documented completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences as described by OPM.
  4. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please visit GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications.

Physical Science: 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.

Chemistry: You must have a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following:  physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics; OR a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors listed that included the described coursework.

Posted: 2020-09-25 Expires: 2020-10-25
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