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Job Title:Director, Standards and Risk Management Division

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:EPA-SES-2013-0019

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 20, 2013 to Monday, July 22, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0340-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
District Of Columbia County, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any U.S. citizen may apply.

JOB 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.  

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. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.

DUTIES:

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  • As Director, Standards and Risk Management Division, incumbent assists the Director, Office of Ground  Water and Drinking Water in the direction and management of those portions of the Office's programs that are related to the establishment, revision and interpretation  of all regulations and guidelines relative to the issuance of primary and secondary drinking water standards and also assists in the interpretation of research results that affect existing standards and the development of future standards. 
  • Incumbent serves as principal advisor to the Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water with respect to policy and substantive matters relating to criteria and standards for organic and inorganic chemicals, microbiological organisms, turbidity, chlorine residual, and radiological contaminates for the purpose of assuring safe and aesthetically desirable water for human consumption under provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act.  Participates with key office officials in policy formulation, program formulation, appraisal and evaluation of current programs, strategy and justification. 
  • Analyzes all relevant scientific factors to assure consistency with the office's program planning strategy, and provides advice and assistance to the Office Director in assuring the inclusion of these factors in the planning, development, coordination and implementation of program planning systems. 
  •  Serves as principal advisor to the Office Director on scientific and engineering aspects of treatment technology.  Makes recommendations relating to the initiation, curtailment, consolidation, or rejection of proposed projects, programs, policies, and procedures, based upon higher experience and expertise. 
  • Serves as principal interface for the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water with the Office of Research and Development (ORD).  Promotes intra- and extramural scientific cooperation.  Assures that appropriate research requirements and goals are established and transmitted to the Office of Research and Development in order to provide sound scientific solutions to environmental and operational program challenges. 
  •  Maintains liaison with scientific and engineering community and with organizations and agencies having programs of mutual interest.  Keeps the Office Director and his/her staff and Regional personnel informed of significant developments.  
  • Serves as an authoritative scientific and engineering specialist, represents the Office Director and/or the Agency in various scientific and engineering activities and on communities and panels concerned with planning agency and inter-agency programs, problems and programs of mutual concern. 
  • Directs the planning, implementation and administration of programs within the division responsibility to accomplish the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act. 
  • Supervises the coordination of joint contractual efforts with EPA/ORD, universities, research institutes and other agencies aimed at elucidating the impact of drinking water treatment processes, which alter the types and qualities of the chemical and microbiological contaminants in drinking water. 
  • Develops comprehensive new and revised National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for organic and inorganic chemical and microbiological contaminants. 
  • Develops technical guidance to the EPA Regions and States on the issuance of variances and exemptions to the drinking water regulations.  
  • Serves as public interface for the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water on regulatory technical policy matters including stakeholders, the press, public speaking engagements, and conferences.  
  •  Provides guidance on matters relating to the use of water resources for water supply, including indirect and direct wastewater reuse.  
  • In addition to or in fulfillment of the above, the Division under the incumbent's direction will:  
  • Develop treatment regulations in lieu of assignable maximum contaminant levels.  
  • Serve as a point of liaison and provides technical advice and guidance on matters relating to standards, regulations and guidelines for other technical program areas within EPA and to other Federal agencies.  
  • Assist the companion OGWDW Drinking Water Protection Division to begin to provide training and outreach to constituencies on drinking water regulations. Assist the companion OGWDW Water Security Division on issues related to securing the nation’s drinking water from natural, accidental or intentional contamination events.  
  • Provide technical assistance with respect to solving problems of emergency situations including chemical shortages for water and implement such steps as may be required by Section 1441 of the Safe Drinking Water Act to remedy chemical shortages for water treatment.  
  • Prepare technical guides and manuals relating to drinking water standards and regulations.  
  • Directs and manages the programs, resources and staff assigned. Within delegated authority, establishes goals, develops policies and plans, determines numbers and kinds of staff needed, prepares staffing and budget requests, establishes internal operating  policies and procedures, allocates resources, assigns and evaluates work through subordinate  managers and supervisors, provides for staff development, training and support services, selects or recommends the selection of staff, arranges for appraisal of employees, and carries out the Agency's personnel management  and EEO  program goals and objectives.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform. Typically we could find this experience in work within this field or a field that is closely related. As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. You will be evaluated on the following Executive Core Qualifications. Please provide a narrative not to exceed two pages per ECQ and not more than 10 pages. 

ES-0340 series: You must have substantive general experience which provides knowledge of the principles of organization, management, and administration; and substantive (operating, administrative, or managerial) experience in a type of work, or a combination of functions directly related to this position.

OR

B. If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required. 2. Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter. 3. You must be a U.S. citizen.


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:
http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service SES appointment, you are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM, you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position. Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/SES_Quals_Guide_2006.pdf. When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total. Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages for each factor. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278 prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each: (A) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs), and (C) Desirable Qualifications (DQs). Response to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory. Failure to address the ECQs and the TQs will result in your application being disqualified. Addressing the DQs is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating. All five ECQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application. Your response should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the resume that you provide. Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/handbook.html. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide. You will be evaluated on the following: Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Mandatory Technical Qualifications (TQs), and any Desirable Qualifications (DQs). Failure to address the ECQ and TQ factors will result in your application being disqualified for further consideration. Addressing the DQs are optional, however, failure to do so will impact your rating score.

A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)- Mandatory

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: 1. Creativity and Innovation: Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes. 2. External Awareness: Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views; is aware of the organization's impact on the external environment. 3. Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. 4. Resilience: Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. 5. Strategic Thinking: Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks. 6. Vision: Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organizational change. Influences others to translate vision into action.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: 1. Conflict Management: Encourages creative tension and differences of opinions. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner. 2. Leveraging Diversity: Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization. 3. Developing Others (New): Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods. 4. Team Building: Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: 1. Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules. 2. Customer Service: Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. 3. Decisiveness: Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions. 4. Entrepreneurship: Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes calculated risks to accomplish organizational objectives. 5. Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations. 6. Technical Credibility: Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: 1. Financial Management: Understands the organization's financial processes. Prepares, justifies, and administers the program budget. Oversees procurement and contracting to achieve desired results. Monitors expenditures and uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities. 2. Human Capital Management: Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations. 3. Technology Management: Keeps up-to-date on technological developments. Makes effective use of technology to achieve results. Ensures access to and security of technology systems.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: 1. Partnering: Develops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals. 2. Political Savvy: Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly. 3. Influencing/Negotiating: Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals. Fundamental Competencies These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications. Competencies: 1. Interpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations. 2. Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed. 3. Integrity/Honesty: Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards of ethics. 4. Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. 5. Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development. 6. Public Service Motivation: Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational objectives and practices with public interests.

B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) -- Mandatory (Note: Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.) Narrative responses to the Technical Qualifications should not be more than two pages for each. All TQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application.B.  Technical Qualifications (TQs) – Mandatory (Note: Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.)   Narrative responses to the Technical Qualifications should not be more than two pages for each.    All TQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application.

TQ1. Experience in planning, directing, and evaluation various programs and activities that demonstrates the ability to develop and implement organizational vision, mission, goals, and change, and to effectively manage a large complex organizational or a multi-disciplinary scientific, or technical organization.

TQ2. Experience with environmental regulatory programs including developing and implementing standards and supporting programs (e.g., development of guidance, technical and financial assistance programs, compliance data acquisition and management partnering with co-regulators, etc.).

TQ3. Experience i dealing effectively with high-level officials in Congress, Federal, and State, tribal or local governments, public interest groups, representatives of industry and other public and private institutions and/or the general public (any combination). 

TQ4. Experience in dealing effectively with high level officials in Congress; Federal, state and/or local government; public interest groups; private industry; academia; and/or the general public.

C. Desirable Qualifications (DQs) - Optional (Note: Addressing the Desirable Qualifications is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating.) Narrative responses to the Desirable Qualifications should not be more than two pages for each. All DQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of your application. 

 DQ1.  Demonstrated experience with the development or implementation of drinking water standards and other Safe Drinking Water Act Programs to protect the Nations' drinking water sources.

DQ2. Demonstrated experience in communicating complex, politically sensitive policy issues orally and in writing.


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BENEFITS:

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You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FEHB. Life insurance coverage is provided. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#life Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#ltci New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#retr You will earn annual vacation leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#VACA You will earn sick leave. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#SKLV You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#HOLI Tele-work / telecommuting may be made available after you have come on board. More info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#TELE Alternative work schedule options are available. If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our Human Resources Office can provide additional information on how this program is run. You can use Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts for expenses that are tax-deductible, but not reimbursed by any other source, including out-of-pocket expenses and non-covered benefits under their FEHB plans. More Info: http://www.usajobs.gov/jobextrainfo.asp#FSA

OTHER INFORMATION:

Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM), you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position. Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/SES_Quals_Guide_2006.pdf. When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total. Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages apiece. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment. Must complete 1-year SES probation period, if not previously completed. If you are a male and hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. All Federal employees are required by P.L. 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act and must submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, upon assuming the position, annually, and upon termination of employment. TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION AND RELOCATION: In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.  TELEWORK/FLEXIPLACE:  This position has portable work; the selectee may be eligible to telework.  Background and/or Security Investigation required. Position involves travel.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position. You must provide specific examples of your education, experience, training and awards in the manner and order instructed below which are applicable to each: (A) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), (B) Technical Qualifications (TQs), and (C) Desirable Qualifications (DQs). Response to the five ECQs and TQs is mandatory. Failure to address the ECQs and TQs will result in your application being disqualified. Addressing the DQs is optional; however, not addressing them will impact your rating. All five ECQs must be addressed in a supplemental statement of our application. Your response should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. In addition, your responses should highlight your experience, training, and achievements in conjunction with the OF-612 or resume that you provide. Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/handbook.html. To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement. All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature. If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the closing date of this announcement. For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Unless you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed a SES Career Development Program approved by OPM), you must submit a narrative statement covering each of the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications questions in order to receive consideration for the position. Additional information on the proper preparation of Executive Core Qualification statements is available by going to the Office of Personnel Management's web site at http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/SES_Quals_Guide_2006.pdf. When responding to the Mandatory Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications, you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the Technical and/or Desirable Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per Executive Core Qualifications, and not more than 10 pages total. Technical Mandatory and/or Desirable factors should be limited to no more than two pages apiece. The Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, SF-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Executive Resources Div
Phone: 202-564-0402
Fax: 202-564-9612
Email: pugh-feaster.aurelia@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
OHR, Executive Resources Division, Mail Code 3606A
Washington, DC
20460
US
Fax: 202-564-9612

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications (TQs)and Desirable Qualifications (DQs), and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. If your application meets the basic qualifications, it will then be forwarded to a three member Rating Panel consisting of SES career members here at EPA for further review. The Rating Panel decides which Best Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the Selecting Official to make a selection. Interviews are arranged through the Selecting Official. If your application is not forwarded to the Rating Panel, you will be notified of the outcome of your application. You may call Aurelia Feaster,  Human Resources Specialist,  Executive Resources Division on (202) 564-0402 to get the status of your application.

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Job Announcement Number:

EPA-SES-2013-0019

Control Number:

346078500