The Director of the Registration Division (RD) is responsible for managing and leading the division in all pesticide registration and for conventional chemical pesticides under the authorities of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act; the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996; the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act; and the Endangered Species Act.
Specific duties of the Director include:
RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Overseeing pesticide product registrations, amendments, pesticide tolerances (allowable pesticide residues on food), experimental use permits, emergency exemptions, and state registrations for special local needs.
- Overseeing the development of guidelines in the area of efficacy.
- Providing technical expertise and recommendations to the Health Effects and the Environmental Fate and Effects Divisions in the development of testing guidelines for registrants.
- Overseeing the evaluation of efficacy, acute hazard, and product chemistry data submitted by the registrant to determine conformity with standards and guidelines.
- Developing division strategies, defining major program objectives, estimating required resource levels, reviewing and evaluating ongoing program activities, and assessing outputs produced.
- Coordinating with other program offices on all subject areas within the purview of the division.
- Advising superiors on agency policies and programs affecting the division.
- Ensuring that conventional pesticides are regulated through sound science to meet the legal standard to protect public health, including vulnerable subpopulations, and the environment.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
- You may be required to travel less than 25% of each month.
If you are selected, you must complete a 1-year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
The Ethics in Government Act, P.L. 95-521, requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a financial disclosure statement, OGE-278, prior to assuming the SES position, annually, and upon termination of employment.
This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
The work of this position is classified in the Program Management, 0340 series where the qualifications include both general management skills and characteristics that are applicable to all SES positions and technical or program responsibilities specific to this position. Applicants must have substantive general experience which provides a good basic or general knowledge of the principles of organization, management and administration; and substantive specialized (operating administrative or managerial) experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position.
All applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level close to the work of this job that demonstrates the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform in this role. Typically this experience can be found in work within this field or a field that is closely related.
As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service, applicants must also provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below.A. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - Mandatory for competitive applicants - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified, unless you are a noncompetitive eligible applicant. ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE.
Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE.
Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN.
Involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN.
Involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS.
Involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
Your responses should be clear and concise and show a level of accomplishment and a degree of responsibility. Leadership competencies for each ECQ can be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf B. Technical Qualifications (TQs) - Mandatory for all applicants - Failure to address these factors will result in your application being disqualified.TQ 1 -
Demonstrated experience managing and directing a diverse organization consisting of technical and policy staff in various disciplines to support regulatory programs.TQ 2 -
Demonstrated experience initiating action, integrating diverse information, and solving problems in support of regulatory programs.Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional information
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.
EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .
Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at EPA. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the Agency's workplace and mission. We encourage applications from candidates with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance.