Job Overview


About the Agency

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career—we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities.  

This position is located in Region 10, Office of Environmental Cleanup, Emergency Response Unit. For more information on this office, visit their website:

Note:  This vacancy is for ONE position - duty location will be determined upon selection.

The salary will be commensurate with the duty location. 


You will:

Serve as the technical expert on emergency response and removal actions and provides oversight of other staff members involved in various aspects of emergency response or removal activities. Respond to the accidental or deliberate release of oil or other hazardous materials, including biological chemical and radiological agents, or uncontrolled hazardous waste. Serve as the duty officer, providing coverage for the 24-hour emergency response telephone, with responsibility for assessing the nature of the reported incident and deploying an OSC, as appropriate, for oil or hazardous substance spill reports received through the National Response Center (NRC); federal, state, or local response agencies; and independent sources within the region, as required. Serve as the Region’s spokesperson for public meetings or press conferences. Serve as a warranted Contracting Officer exercising procurement authority in accordance with the specific terms of the Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) from the EPA Office of Acquisition Management. Conduct official investigations and inspections pursuant to all federal laws administered by the US EPA, for both fund-led and enforcement-led removal responses. Perform planning, prevention, and preparedness activities related to the health and environmental hazards resulting from intentional or accidental releases of biological, chemical and radiological agents. Participate in national/regional workgroups examining ways of enhancing or improving the OSC functions and readiness issues.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Position requires employee to travel 10 days a month or more.

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    1 vacancies in the following locations

    • Anchorage, AK
    • Boise, ID
    • Coeur d'Alene, ID
    • Portland, OR
    • Richland, WA
    • Seattle, WA