The Technology Innovation and Field Services Division provides technical support to a wide variety of customers, both internal and external to the agency. Technical support includes direct field assistance in responding to incidents and spills, developing or providing analytical services in the field and via laboratories, and training and supporting innovative field investigation and remediation technologies. The Division is responsible to provide technical direction as the first responder for environmental disasters which include hazardous waste or oil spills and counter terrorism preparation; analytical laboratory support through the management of the Contract Laboratory Program (CLP) or other non-CLP contracts; hazardous waste characterization, exposure assessment, outdoor and indoor air monitoring, and information management. The Division will have the responsibility for the development of response guidance and regulations as well as providing support for on-site response actions. The Division provides outreach training directed to assist regional and state project managers to integrate new technologies and tools into Superfund and other cleanup programs. The Director serves as an expert for information on remediation technologies; evaluate field readiness of potential remedies and identify important cost and performance issues.
This position serves as the principal advisor to the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) Director for certain major program areas assigned to the Division. Specific responsibilities of the position may include, but are not limited to:
- Developing and implementing policy, technical, and management initiatives and programs to enhance and promote the use of innovative technologies by OSRTI.
- Supporting the growth and development of private sector technology companies and application of their technologies by creating programs, developing and disseminating information, and creating networks to support such maturation of those technologies.
- Chairing a committee of high-level Federal executives called the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable which will see opportunities for and implement a joint Federal agency demonstration project for innovative technologies.
- Acting as the principal agent within OSRTI and the Office of Land and Emergency Management for assessing regional needs for technology transfer, training, and technical assistance.
- Developing and managing the program that provides technical assistance in responding to environmental emergencies such as spills of oil and hazardous materials and in assessing and cleaning up hazardous waste sites.
- Developing and managing the CLP.
- Assessing needs, defining goals, developing program plans, establishing organizational structure of the Office, delegating authority and responsibility, and establishing overall Office operating policies, priorities and procedures.
- Supervising a large staff of employees organized into branches headed by subordinate supervisors.RequirementsConditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must submit a resume and required documents--see How to Apply section.
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.
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 individually 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 individually will result in your application being disqualified.TQ 1 -
Demonstrated experience leading a large multi-disciplinary staff, including experience managing policy discussions, developing guidance as appropriate, and ensuring successful program execution. TQ 2 -
Demonstrated experience managing complex and often highly visible environmental responses/cleanups and/or the integration of new cleanup technologies into environmental cleanup work.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.
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. At EPA, diversity is a vital element in bringing a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce because we know that the individual strengths and abilities of our employees make us a stronger organization. The more inclusive our employee base is, the greater the variety of ideas that are generated, and the more representative we are of the nation we serve. To learn more about how EPA values and supports our diverse workforce, visit Equal Opportunity Employment at EPA .
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Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.