EPA Toxicologist Position - Research Triangle Park, NC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an opening for a biologist / toxicologist in the Air Toxics Assessment Group of the Health and Environmental Impacts Division, in the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards located in Durham, NC (Research Triangle Park). This position is open July 14 - 20, 2020 on the USAJobs website for all U.S. Citizens with no prior Federal experience required. It is advertised at the GS-12 and GS-13 level. The job announcement number is RTP OAR-DE-2020-0038 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573436200. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Air Toxics Assessment Group is responsible for maintaining expertise on the health and environmental effects of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), or "air toxics." This includes conducting assessments of health and environmental effects associated with exposure to industrial sources of HAPs; assessing the nature and extent of such exposure and the resultant risks; and supporting the development of exposure and risk assessment Agency guidelines, methods, and tools to maintain scientifically sound assessments. In addition, the group provides analysis and input contributing to the setting of EPA’s air toxics program priorities; makes recommendations to management as to the need for additional standards to provide requisite protection of public health and the environment; and  provides information and analysis to support State and local regulatory agencies and community interest groups for their risk assessment activities.

Individuals should be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting and be able to manage a range of different tasks. Problem-solving and communication skills are essential, as we are often faced with challenges resulting from the complex scientific and science-policy nature of the work. The Air Toxics Assessment Group works with professionals within the government, academic, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Please contact Kelly Rimer via email at rimer.kelly@epa.gov with additional questions regarding the Air Toxics Assessment Group. 

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