(Posted 12/12/2018) 




The successful applicant will perform the following duties:
• Prepare, analyze and evaluate environmental samples for the determination of contaminants and chemical parameters (especially for metals) based on appropriate methodology;
• Interpret and evaluate data to determine its significance (especially metals analysis);
• Implement and adhere to Laboratory Quality Control system requirements, including ISO 17025;
• Modify, setup and validate methods as required;
• Follow Health and Safety requirements;
• Provide technical assistance based on the analysis of environmental samples.

Salary: $69,904 - $90,878
Duty Location: Houston, Texas – EPA Region 6
Closing Date: January 11, 2019
Basic Requirement
Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics. OR Combination of education and experience --- course work equivalent to a major as shown above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Qualification requirement
Specialized experienced: You must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level or equivalent that is directly related to the position. OR Education: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or Ph.D. equivalent doctoral degree.

Application Submission
This is a public notice flyer. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their education and/or experience related to the Chemist position to Kendrick Young, via email: [email protected] to be considered. Please use “Direct Hire Chemist Position” as the subject line of your email. It is important that your resume includes all education and experience related to this position and any supporting documentation as to eligibility is attached. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy
The Environmental Protection Agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact Terry Roundtree, via email: [email protected]v to ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency can consider such requests. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.