Job Overview

Summary

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be.  We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA.  See more about us here:  http://www.epa.gov.

This position is located in U.S. EPA, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pesticide Programs, Biological and Economic Analysis Division, Economic Analysis Branch, Arlington, VA.  
For more information on this office, visit their website:  http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-chemical-safety-and-pollution-prevention-ocspp

Please note that you, as the selectee, may have to take up to 55 furlough hours (unpaid time) by September 30, 2013, including the remaining designated furlough days of July 5 and August 30, 2013. The number of furlough hours that you have to take will be proportional to your start date.

Due to a system issue this vacancy announcement will be extended until Monday, July 8th.  Some applicants were temporarily unable to view question text when attempting to apply online.  This extension gives applicants at least five additional days to apply from the date of issue resolution. We encourage those who have already applied to review their answers to the assessment questions for accuracy.

Duties

At the entry level of this position, you will: 
-Conduct economic analyses of the costs, benefits, and socio-economic impacts of existing or proposed pesticide regulations.

-Evaluate alternative economic strategies that will be used to analyze the impact pesticides have on industry and the public; prepare recommendations for improvement.

-Serve on a multi-disciplinary team (including EPA officials, universities, other government agencies and private research institutions) investigating and reporting on pesticide use and the economic impacts arising from regulatory actions on pesticides.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.

You will spend 10% of your work time on contracts.