JOB ALERT!!! The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 office is seeking to fill a Life Scientist/Microbiologist, GS-0401/0403-09
(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/.
is looking for highly motivated candidates at the GS-09 level to join the
Region 8 Laboratory team.
Provide biological 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
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.
BS in biology or microbiology or higher. At least 1 year experience at 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: biological sciences, agriculture,
natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate
to the position.
- Combination of education and
experience: Courses equivalent to
a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional
- Degree: microbiology; or biology,
chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester
hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of
microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical
sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry,
physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.
- Combination of education and
experience: courses equivalent to
a major in microbiology, biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that
included courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or
resume, Cover Letter, professional references, and proof of NCE to Mark
Burkhardt, Hiring Official at the EPA Region 8 Laboratory in Golden, Colorado (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.