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    This Senior-Level (SL) position is located in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. About OCSPP: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-chemical-safety-and-pollution-prevention-ocspp

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    As Senior Science Advisor, the incumbent provides expert technical advice and guidance to senior management concerning hazard and exposure assessment, human health and ecological risk evaluation and science policy issues under the Toxic Substances Control Act  (TSCA). This includes, but is not limited to an understanding of: chemical hazard and exposure, chemical fate, relevance of animal data to inform human health evaluations, data reliability criteria, and the use of models and approaches to inform risk evaluation for new and existing chemicals under TSCA.

    Specific duties include:

    • Performing a proactive role in identifying and helping resolve internal science policy questions to facilitate development and timely completion of human health and ecological risk evaluations for new and existing chemicals.
    • Managing and coordinating complex high level projects that cut across Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) divisions and Agency lines that are of national and international importance and serve to implement TSCA. 
    • Serving as an authoritative liaison on health and environmental risk assessment and science policy issues for OPPT on high level Agency, interagency and international work groups on matters of science and science policy related to human health and environmental risk evaluation. 
    • Meeting with internal and external groups to convey the science basis (methods and policy) for proposed EPA actions.
    • Providing support for testimony in legal and congressional hearings, and as necessary, serving as an expert witness in litigation/hearings to support Agency position for regulatory and enforcement actions.
    • Providing senior leadership and scientific expertise in interpreting and integrating the results of scientific information, including mechanistic studies, animal and non-animal data, and epidemiological information to inform decision-making.
    • Maintaining active liaison with research organizations, including the Office of Research and Development and other agencies, industry task forces, and international organizations, on key scientific information needed for chemicals and related decision-making.
    • Providing information and conducing briefings for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), OPPT senior managers and other high level Agency officials about human health and ecological science policy issues that will be used to inform regulatory options.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/615462500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.