Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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This position is located in the Office of Children’s Health Protection (OCHP), Office of the Administrator. The OCHP is the lead organization in developing, coordinating, and implementing the Agency’s children’s environmental health protection programs. The incumbent of this position will serve as the Director, Office of Children's Health Protection, and be responsible for serving as the Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Children's Health.
OCHP has two staff divisions. One is the Program Implementation and Coordination Staff (PICS) which is responsible for outreach activities that promote understanding by the public of EPA’s missions and goals. The other one is the Regulatory Support and Science Policy Staff (RSSPS) who focuses on the development of new scientific, regulatory, and economic approaches for children’s health issues.
The mission of OCHP is to make the protection of children’s health a fundamental goal of public health and environmental protection. OCHP provides a comprehensive review of child-protective environmental standards and regulations and exposure to pollutants; assesses research agenda; and develops an integrated cross-agency science agenda for children’s environmental health issues.
The Director of OCHP has should have knowledge of and experience with children’s health protection and environment. The incumbent must provide advice and guidance on policy development, planning, coordination and a variety of other matters as they related to children’s environmental health protection. The incumbent must conduct special assignments for the Administrator on matters of special concern or interest relating to children’s environmental health protection.
The incumbent also assist in implementing the President’s newly-created task force on Environmental Health Risks to Children. The incumbent provides support to the task force which is responsible for establishing a coordinated research agenda to identify research and other initiatives the Administrator will take to advance the protection of children’s environmental health and safety.
The incumbent provides leadership to the task force through suggested courses of action that result in advice for the Administrator and Deputy Administrator. Additionally, the incumbent recognizes specific needs for task force advice and developed suggested lines of approach that result in coordinated actions by the several sub-committees of the task force.
- Occasional Travel
- This position involves occasional travel.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- Pre-employment drug testing is required.