EPA’s Office of Research and Development ( ORD ) National Center for Environmental Assessment ( NCEA ) is seeking an internationally recognized scientific leader to fill its Integrated Risk Information System ( IRIS ) Division Director position. The IRIS Division Director will have substantial hands-on involvement and participation in the scientific assessments and research of the staff. This position will be located in Arlington, VA.
Major duties for this position include:
Plans, directs, organizes, coordinates, and controls the efforts of the IRIS Division and reviews the scientific aspects of the IRIS program within overall objectives assigned to the Office by the National Center Director;
Provides scientific leadership for the IRIS Division and has substantial hands-on involvement and participation in the scientific assessments and research of the staff;
Serves as a leader in the development and oversight of an innovative, integrated chemical hazard assessment program that will incorporate a variety of scientific disciplines;
Communicates the results of IRIS assessments to partners within the Agency and to entities outside the Agency;
Serves as the responsible ORD official for formulating and guiding efforts directed toward broad-scale resolution of scientific problems in frontier areas which are of critical importance and major national concern in the area of environmental pollution and related risk assessment issues;
With regard to IRIS assessments, defines goals, develops program plans, establishes overall operating policies, priorities and procedures, initiates short and long-term projects, and recommends changes in program goals and policies to the National Center, to the National Program Director for Human health Risk Assessment ( HHRA ), and to ORD executive leadership.
You must have a combination of technical expertise, management, and supervisory experience.
You must have a doctoral degree in a scientific discipline related to NCEA 's research and substantive specialized experience in a type of work or a combination of functions directly related to this position.
You should be nationally and internationally recognized as an authority and leader on complex problems of concern to EPA for which risk assessment is relevant.
You should have received honors and awards from major national and/or international organizations for your accomplishments and be sought after as an advisor and expert on scientific and technological programs relevant to NCEA 's mission.
As evidence of your qualifications and scientific contributions, you may also:
1) hold, or have held, elected position(s) in scientific societies; 2) have served on journal editorial boards; 3) have received an extensive number of invitations to write and speak on issues related to chemical hazard assessment sciences; 4) have written numerous book chapters and peer reviewed publications in high quality journals; 5) have served in leadership roles on numerous task forces/committees; and/or 6) have been an advisor to national and international institutions/governments….