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JOB ALERT!!!  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 office is seeking to fill a Chemist position, GS-1320-09 (Full Performance Level GS-12) position located in the Office of Technical & Management Services, Golden Laboratory, 16194 West 45th Drive, Golden, CO  80403. Relocation support is not authorized.  EPA is ONLY accepting resumes from qualified veterans that are eligible under the Schedule A, 30%+ disabled veterans, or Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) non-competitive hiring authority. For more information on veteran hiring authorities, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/

 

Job Opportunity

EPA is looking for highly motivated candidates at the GS-09 level to join the Region 8 Laboratory team.

 

Position Description

Provide inorganic analytical support to EPA programs.  Prepares reports of analytical results.  Regional samples are consistently analyzed to allow project completion within agreed upon time period.  Analytical reports are completed at least one week before due date to allow for QC review.  Communication with client is maintained in a reasonable manner and due date delays are discussed.  Reports will be technically/scientifically accurate. Reports will be prepared using a government supplied equipment and in accordance with lab guidelines/direction as to style and format. Any unusual results and/or problem areas are clearly and fully explained.  Deviations/omissions/exceptions/failures will be documented in the case narrative.  Maintains instruments to achieve maximum precision, accuracy and productivity, complies with analytical QC requirements, and follows health and safety procedures. Always performs required/necessary preventive maintenance functions on own initiative.  Performs required operator maintenance.  Diagnoses equipment malfunctions and demonstrates a good understanding of equipment operation.  Ensures that instruments achieve required detection limits. Follows required QC procedures to validate analytical results. Employees shall use safety and personal protective equipment. They shall attend and participate in safety and health training/activities, environmental compliance training/activities, and environmental management training/activities. Employees shall utilize appropriate engineering controls and the latest available technology to reduce hazardous exposures to the lowest levels practical.  Employees shall stay in compliance and current with the laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan and all related standard operation procedures.

Qualifications

 

BS in Chemistry or higher.  At least 1 year experience as a GS-7 Chemist.  Team oriented scientist to work in a fast paced environmental laboratory.  Good communication skills, scientific background a must, and willing to learn and develop new analytical techniques

Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.

OR

Combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

 

 

Organization

Earth Day is every day at EPA! At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.

 

To Apply

 

Email your resume, Cover Letter, professional references, and proof of NCE to Mark Burkhardt, Hiring Official at the EPA Region 8 Laboratory in Golden, Colorado (burkhardt.mark@epa.gov) by COB December 9, 2016.

Note:  Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position for which you wish to be considered. Please ensure the content of your resume adequately addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the solicitation announcement.

Selection will be made without discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

 


  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Homeland Security
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