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Chemist – Washington, District of Columbia
Environmental Protection Agency, Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
Job ID: 310583Start Date: 08/19/2020End Date: 09/01/2020
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-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-13 level defined as experience working with chemical warfare agents, sample analysis, data management, quality assurance, and organic chemical laboratories as they relate to the EPA emergency response mission and homeland security policies.Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of advanced mastery of analytical chemistry and recognized ability to generate new hypotheses, develop new concepts, and plan and evaluate long range programs and projects.
Skill to serve as a recognized expert having responsibility for the evaluation of analytical methods, quality assurance and control systems, and analytical laboratories generating data in the areas of general organic and inorganic analyses.
Knowledge of methods and techniques used to develop standards and regulations and of the reasonableness and acceptability of standards and regulations when challenged.
Skill in serving as a national expert resolving complex problems for recommendations on detections, sampling, decontamination, treatment, and disposal of contaminated wastes.
Skill in rapidly responding to emergencies, provide technical advice to internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to explain and discuss problems, solutions, and areas of improvement with team members, team leaders and management.
Skill in communicating with senior level management officials, private sector officials, and other EPA personnel and the general public.
Ability to build partnerships and collaborate with internal & external customers, partners, stakeholders.
Knowledge of analytical chemistry methods relevant to environmental cleanup programs.
Knowledge of quality assurance and quality control procedures used in environmental sample analysis.
Skill in reviewing environmental laboratory data reports.
Skill in communication orally with senior level management officials, private sector officials, other EPA personnel and the general public in presenting information expressing complex technical concepts in a professional articulate manner.
Ability to work with partners to ensure development and execution of agency strategic goals.
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