U.S. nationals: Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist/Hydrologist

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Arlington, VA, US


This position is in Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM), Office of Superfund Remediation & Technology Innovation (OSRTI), Assessment and Remediation Division, Science Policy Branch.  If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.  About OLEM: Office of Land and Emergency Management Website.

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At the entry level of this position, you will: 

  1. Provide support for EPA’s scientific methodologies in public and scientific forums where national experts debate and question EPA’s groundwater protection science and policies.  Assist in the development of groundwater contamination assessments, human and ecological exposure and risk assessments in support of groundwater protection and remediation.
  2. Serve as an OSRTI focal point for authoritative interpretation of EPA guidelines and policies of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the scientific evaluation of fate and transport of chemicals in soil, groundwater and surface water, monitoring and remediation systems, characterization of subsurface hydro stratigraphy, aqueous chemistry, contaminant transport, remediation technologies and evaluation and application of chemical parameter, soil, ground water and surface water models, sampling and analysis programs.
  3. Provide technical review and evaluation on groundwater, soil vapor and surface water exposure evaluation, restoration procedures, and policies; this includes providing technical recommendations on a variety of site-specific documents and ensures technical accuracy and completeness.
  4. Assist in the formulation of technical policies and procedures for the field of chemical fate and transport and exposure assessment and how they relate to the operation of groundwater and surface water and soil, remediation systems, and analysis programs.

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.

One or more positions may be filled.




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