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Director, Science Advisory Board

Environmental Protection Agency


  • Open & closing dates

    03/21/2019 to 04/19/2019

  • Service

    Senior Executive

  • Pay scale & grade

    ES 00

  • Salary

    $164,201 to $189,600 per year

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule




1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

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    This Senior Executive Service (SES) position is located in the Office of the Administrator, Office of Science Advisory Board, Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-administrator.

    If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

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    The Science Advisory Board (SAB) advises on broad and scientific bases of policy matters, assesses the results of specific efforts, and assists in identifying emerging environmental problems. The SAB supports three chartered Federal advisory committees in providing independent and high quality technical and scientific advice to the Agency for the protection of human health and the environment.

    Responsibilities of the Director, SAB, include:

    • Managing the process by which the Board provides independent advice to the Agency on scientific studies, research planning, proposed criteria documents, standards, limitations, or regulations consistent with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    • Making recommendations to the Administrator on membership of the chartered SAB and other advisory committees; selecting other invited experts serving as consultants on ad hoc panels; appointing members and consultants to serve as Special Government Employees (SGEs); serving as the SAB Deputy Ethics Official and conducting final reviews of SGE ethics information.
    • Providing leadership to the Board through suggested courses of action that result in sound advice for the Administrator and Deputy Administrator or other components of the Agency; recognizing specific Agency needs for Board advice and developing suggested lines of approach that result in coordinated actions by the several committees of the Board and in recommendations that are consistent with Agency program planning and operations.
    • Overseeing the work of the advisory committees of the Board by reviewing their workload, establishing criteria for setting priorities on tasks, developing priority ranking of Board tasks as they relate to the scientific and policy priorities of the Agency, ensuring issues to be studied are properly assigned to one or more of the committees, and providing the Board with concise evaluations of committee workload priorities.
    • Conducting briefings for the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, Science Advisors, Assistant Administrators, or other EPA officials as to the development of SAB advice, especially in terms of advance knowledge on controversial or sensitive issues.
    • Representing the Administrator and the Agency at all levels of government, including Federal, state, municipal and county agencies, private industry, and citizen groups.
    • Representing the Administrator at Board and Committee meetings.
    • Providing final technical review of major presentations and publications authorized and developed by the Board and its Committees.
    • Developing office budget requests for the office and executing allocated resources; exercising continuing responsibility to effectively support the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan. 

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/528047700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.