Job Overview


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This position is located in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Risk Assessment Division, Existing Chemicals Assessment Branch, Washington, DC.
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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 day of August 30, 2013. The number of furlough hours that you have to take will be proportional to your start date.


At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Provide technical and scientific toxicological support on new and existing chemicals for the Risk Assessment Division (RAD);
- Develop hazard and risk characterizations;
- Develop hazard, dose-response, and risk assessments for data rich chemicals;
- Participate in identifying research needs for existing chemicals; and, evaluating new screening procedures for new and existing chemicals.

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.