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Supervisory Physical Scientist

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US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations Las Vegas , NV 89134

Posted 4 months ago

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At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans. We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career.

This position is located in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, National Center for Radiation Field Operations, Center for Planning and Training, in Las Vegas, NV.

For more information on this office, visit their website: Office of Air and Radiation

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You will:

  • Direct and supervise a multidisciplinary staff of scientists who manage field radiological emergency response operations;

  • Serve as senior technical advisor on strategic planning and training programs in support of radiological monitoring and incident response;

  • Coordinate planning and training activities;

  • Participate in nationwide radiological emergencies and exercises as a member of the National Center for Radiation Field Operation's Radiological Emergency Response Team.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    1301 General Physical Science

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.

  • You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).

  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.

  • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.

  • Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.

If you are selected, you must complete (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period.

Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the EPA Successful Leaders Program. This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency's goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful.

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.

You will be required to obtain and maintain a valid commercial driver's license and must be able to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.

If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

Participation in the medical monitoring program is required.

If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.

This position requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).


You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

Physical Scientist: You must have a bachelor's 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 -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

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 estimating risks and/or impacts of radiation exposure; developing strategic planning processes; and managing training activities.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of radioactive materials and/or radiation sources; 2) Ability to exercise supervisory responsibilities; 3) Ability to develop strategic planning processes and programs; 4) Skill in communicating with and advising senior management; 5) Skill in developing and tracking training programs; 6) Ability to plan, develop and implement technical program policies and objectives; 7) Ability to identify control contaminants from naturally-occurring and man-made radioactive materials.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


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US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations