Health Scientist - Environmental Protection Agency

LOCATION: Multiple Locations

CLOSING DATE: November 29, 2018


JOB #: 13215

POSTED: October 29, 2018


These positions are located in Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Immediate Office.  They may be located at Durham, NC or Washington, DC.  The duty location will be determined after a selection has been made for this position.  If selected, you must work at one of the locations stated in this announcement.  The salary will be commensurate with the duty location.  For more information on this office, visit their website.


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

Health Scientist

You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in the following:  major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences related to the work of this position.

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-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined as analyzing epidemiologic data or assisting with epidemiological/population-based health studies that measure health effects of air quality in human populations.

To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as conducting the review and analysis of epidemiologic data or designing epidemiological/population-based health studies that measure the health effects of air quality in human populations.

Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:  1) Knowledge related to the principles, theories, and practices of epidemiologic studies; 2) Ability to serve as a technical authority in epidemiology; 3) Skill in oral communication; 4) Ability to adapt existing approaches and develop new approaches to current assessments; 5) Ability to analyze scientific assessments; 6) Skill in written communication.

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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