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Vacancy Details

Grade: All Grades

1 This position is only open to current permanent EPA employees with competitive status and CTAP eligibles. Are you currently an EPA employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I have provided advice to staff and/or program offices for use in risk assessments for the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Interpretation of toxicity data
  • Interpretation of exposure data
  • Interpretation of other human health data
  • None of the above
3 Please select all federal environmental statutes with which you have direct experience in terms of developing/implementing regulations or developing/implementing the scientific products that support regulatory actions. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA)
  • Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
4 Select the responses that describe your experience leading and achieving results. Answer to this question is required
  • I have collaborated with senior officials inside and outside my agency or organization to build consensus for strategic planning purposes
  • I have gained cooperation and built consensus among senior level management related to my area of expertise
  • I have managed, coached and/or mentored staff
  • I have served as a senior staff member to whom others look to for advice and guidance in completing complex assignments
  • I have led a cross-organizational (or Agency-wide) team that resolved unique technical problems
  • I do not have any of the above experiences
5 If you have worked on a team, which tasks did you perform? Answer to this question is required
  • Distributed and balanced the workload among team members
  • Developed recommendations for use in technical or policy decision making
  • Clarified the group's ideas
  • Set direction for the group
  • Kept the team on schedule
  • Fostered commitment and team spirit
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices
6 I have organized or collaborated with the following groups involved in interdisciplinary approaches to meet the needs of decision makers: Answer to this question is required
  • Senior Management
  • Academic Institutions
  • Peers/Team Members
  • National Organizations
  • Local/State Organizations
  • Nonprofits
  • Federal Organizations
  • None of the above
7 Select the Federal pesticide regulatory programs in which you have had experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Registration
  • End-use product registration
  • Re-registration
  • Tolerance petition review
  • Experimental use permits
  • Labeling
  • Enforcement
  • None of the above
8 I have negotiated with others of dissenting opinions and/or disparate views to accomplish the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Reach consensus
  • Adopt practices
  • Adopt initiatives
  • Adopt policies
  • Adopt procedures
  • Adopt recommendations
  • None of the above
9 I have made presentations or conducted briefings for the following individuals and groups: Answer to this question is required
  • Team members in my organization
  • Supervisors and managers in my organization
  • High level government officials
  • Business/industry officials
  • Non-technical audiences
  • Scientists and researchers
  • Congressional delegations
  • Foreign officials
  • Tribal officials
  • Professors
  • None of the above
10 Have you conducted reviews or assessments of chemicals and associated products which require registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, or the Food Quality Protection Act? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which of the following describe your experience in managing projects or programs: Answer to this question is required
  • Setting priorities
  • Delegating work assignments
  • Developing appropriate and flexible solutions to changing workload
  • Tracking and reporting
  • Developing solutions and reporting findings to management team
  • Meeting deadlines
  • None of the above
12 Indicate all the classes of pesticides for which you have coordinated and documented a review leading to the establishment of a tolerance or exemption from tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Answer to this question is required
  • Conventional pesticides
  • Antimicrobial pesticides
  • Plant-incorporated pesticides
  • Microbial pesticides
  • Biochemical pesticides
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
13 I have experience preparing the following documentation: Answer to this question is required
  • Technical and/or status reports
  • Procedural guidance
  • Fact sheets
  • Briefing packages
  • Position and/or issue papers
  • Policy analyses
  • Trend analyses
  • None of the above
14 Select the Federal pesticide laws and/or regulatory programs whose policies and/or procedures you have had significant experience explaining to lay persons: Answer to this question is required
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Registration
  • Reregistration
  • Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)
  • Tolerances
  • Emergency exemptions
  • Applicator certification and/or training
  • Worker protection
  • Endangered Species Act
  • None of the above
15 In which of the following do you have experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience researching and correcting errors in data related to pesticides including product labels, ingredients, registration status, etc.
  • I have experience in efforts that have improved the quality of data by creating or revising standard operating procedures for pesticide product data and document capture.
  • I have helped facilitate meetings with pesticide program staff (EPA HQ and regional) at which pesticide data quality issues are resolved.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above.
16 Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 Are you aware that all applicants, including current EPA employees, must submit transcripts as part of your application package as outlined in the vacancy announcement? Failure to submit transcripts will be considered an incomplete application and it will be rated ineligible. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 14

1 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or chemistry.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 GS-14: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, GS-14, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-13 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
3 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Entomologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENTOMOLOGY.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences WHICH INCLUDES 16 semester hours in ENTOMOLOGICAL subjects.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENTOMOLOGY or a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences WHICH INCLUDES 16 semester hours in ENTOMOLOGICAL subjects.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
4 GS-14: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Entomologist, GS-14, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-13 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
5 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Chemist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL SCIENCES with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in LIFE SCIENCES with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENGINEERING with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering along with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
6 GS-14: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Chemist, GS-14, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-13 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.