Systems Application Engineer/Scientist

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Staff Scientist
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Job Description: 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 Office of Research and Development


        Title 42 competitive job opportunity      


Homeland Security and Materials Management Division Systems Application Engineer/Scientist Durham, NC or Cincinnati, OH

Office of Research and Development's (ORD) Homeland Security and Materials Management Division (HSMMD) in the Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER) primarily supports EPA’s efforts to respond to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incidents, manage materials (both at the end of life and throughout the life cycle), and support the Nation’s water systems in responding to and becoming more resilient to disasters.  The Division is also responsible for providing technical support to the Agency's Program and Regional Offices to meet their emergency response, policy and regulatory needs.  Information on HSMMD is available at:

Application instructions and more detail can be found at:

Major duties for this position include:

  • Formulating concepts, developing hypotheses, preparing research plans, carrying out investigations and experiments, analyzing and interpreting results, and developing methods.
  • Summarizing and communicating results to research project participants, the research community, and agency personnel.
  • Working closely with scientists and managers in the EPA’s program and regional offices to understand their programs and develop scientifically sound analyses and evaluations that respond to their program needs.
  • Using expertise to help the Agency identify critical research and technical issues.
  • Providing high-level substantive advice and recommendations to the CESER Deputy and Director and senior officials in HSMMD and ORD on matters related to complex systems engineering issues associated with wide area remediation research.

Salary and Benefits: This is a Title 42, five-year renewable Term appointment.  Note this is not a GS position.  The position is a full-time, permanent appointment. The salary range is $94,803 to $170,800 per year.  Determination of salary is dependent upon qualifications, experience, current salary, and other factors. The selected applicant will be eligible for full benefits including relocation expenses, health and life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via the position listing on USAJOBS: The position closes October 14, 2020.

U.S. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer