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The Standards and Risk Management Division (SRMD) is located in the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW). Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water establishes and implements regulations and programs to ensure Americans receive safe drinking water. The Standards and Risk Management Division is responsible for the development of regulations and regulatory tools in support of the Safe Drinking Water Act. SRMD identifies chemical and microbiological contaminants affecting drinking water quality that may require regulation, develops analytical methods, and collects occurrence information on unregulated contaminants. The Division reviews and revises existing drinking water standards of regulated contaminants. SRMD coordinates its programs with other EPA offices, States, environmental groups, drinking water providers, laboratories, and other interested parties.
Standards and Risk Management Division has three branches with a total of six branch level managers and approximately 70 staff. Two of the branches are located in EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC and are responsible for the identification of contaminants for potential regulation in drinking water, development of drinking water regulations, and review of existing drinking water regulations and development of support materials for drinking water regulations. The third branch is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and is responsible for the development of regulatory support tools for drinking water, such as analytical methods, for implementing a program to collect drinking water monitoring data, and other technical regulatory support activities.
The incumbent Director has knowledge of and experience with EPA policy, scientific and regulatory decision-making processes, an ability to lead a division of branch management and staff from a variety of disciplines, a comprehension of environmental and public health issues related to drinking water and must be able to provide policy and scientific recommendations to Office management in a fast-paced, demanding, and visible setting full of deadlines. The incumbent must have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with other EPA offices, the EPA regions, other federal agencies, stakeholder groups, the media and the general public on a range of topics relating to providing safe drinking water. The incumbent will also provide clear communications to branch management and staff related to the development of scientifically sound and legally defensible drinking water regulations. This includes providing clear feedback on scientific, economic and policy analyses, the development and evaluation of drinking water regulations, identification of potential contaminants for regulatory development, and drinking water regulatory support documents, materials and tools.
Experience or knowledge with the development or implementation of drinking water standards and other Safe Drinking Water Act Programs to protect the Nation’s drinking water and drinking water sources is desirable.