Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 4, 2014.
This Senior Executive Service (SES) position is located in the Field and External Affairs Division (FEAD), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. The Director of FEAD is responsible for the coordination of strategic program policies and regulations; working with EPA regional offices, states, tribal governments and others to develop and implement programs in the field; working with international programs to harmonize data requirements; and for program outreach and communications. FEAD serves as the point of contact for non-financial program audits by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and EPA's Inspector General.
In the area of program development and implementation, the Director of FEAD is responsible for developing and implementing field and international programs. As OPP's primary communications link with the regions, states, tribes, and foreign governments, the Director of FEAD is provides policy interpretation, shares information, and maintains effective liaison with these organizations. FEAD also monitors field impacts of specific OPP decisions and applies this field experience to further policy and guidance development; and funds technical assistance, training, materials development, and outreach and education for field programs, including worker protection, and certification and training of pesticide applicators. FEAD serves as the primary link with states and tribes for the interpretation of OPP policies, and coordinates OPP's interaction with these entities.
In the area of outreach and communication, the Director of FEAD ensures the coordination and support for prepared communications strategies associated with every major OPP action to ensure effective communication and outreach to affected parties. The Director of FEAD leads the preparation and dissemination of information aimed at the general public, either to accompany public announcements of OPP actions or policies or to fulfill an independent need for public information, and to respond to requests from the public for information about pesticides. FEAD also serves as OPP's principal link to Congress, public interest groups, trade associations, and both domestic and foreign government agencies.
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