Job Overview


About the Agency

This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position in the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR), located at Potomac Yard in Arlington, VA.

ORCR is an organization of about 180 people, with four Divisions, managing a total budget of approximately $40 million annually and about $100 million in state and tribal assistance grants.  ORCR develops and implements national waste management and clean up program policy and regulations working collaboratively with EPA Regional Offices, Tribes and the States.  The Office is leading development of a new program to complile and track the movement of hazardous waste across the U. S.  This program involves development of a complex information technology system which is a cornerstone of the Agency enterprise initiative.  The Office is a leader in promoting sustainable materials management to conserve natural resources, reduce climate impacts, and to foster innovative thinking about wastes as commodities.  The Office develops programs and partnerships with governmental and non-governmental entities to support resource conservation through environmentally sound recycling.  Ensuring the safe and protective management of these materials requires a comprehensive approach, including innovative regulatory and incentivized approaches to achieve these objectives.  ORCR also implements the program remediation and disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act.


1. Assists the Director in the conception and planning for the national solid waste management program assigned by the Agency under the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965 as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976.

2. In support of the Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, incumbent assists in providing for the complicated and diverse administration of the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the national program.

3. In conjunction with the Office Director, discusses the objectives of the Solid Waste Program with EPA officials, tribes and other interested federal and non-federal governmental officials as well as representatives of private industry, agricultural groups and the general public. Fosters partnerships to support effective tribal solid waste programs.

4. In concert with the Office Director, establishes or directs and monitors the establishment of controls in reviewing the accomplishments of the Solid Waste Program and RCRA corrective action cleanup program.

5. Establishes and maintains liaison and/or close working relationships with professional groups such as the National Center for Resource Recovery, National Association of Recycling Industries, Inc., and other active in solid waste management work in order to bring the Agency's programs to their attention.

6. In support of the Director, participates with this Assistant Administrator and his key staff members in formulating policy and developing and defining this broad programmatic direction for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, with particular emphasis on solid waste, hazardous wastes, RCRA corrective action cleanups, and resource recovery and their relationship and interrelationship with the other program areas within the office.

7. Serves or provides for program representative on Agency, interagency, and technical society committees of national and international importance.

8. Directs the activities of the employees of the Office through subordinate supervisors.

9. Plays a key role in proposing and formulating the solid waste management legislative program for the agency and on the development of a new program for electrontically compiling and tracking movement of hazardous waste across the U. S.

10.Directs the personnel management and equal opportunity programs of solid waste through subordinate supervisors.

11.Exercises oversight of contracts management and evaluates employee performance relative to contracts management responsibilities.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • This position involves occasional travel.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation Expenses