Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Job Opening @ EPA in Chicago - Application Deadline Sunday 5/17


$64,174.00 to $100,000.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, May 13, 2015 to Sunday, May 17, 2015

Job Title:Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist (Env)
This position is located in Region 5, Superfund Division, Emergency Response Branch #2, Contracts Management Section in Chicago, IL.
At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Plan, develop and manage technical contracts ranging from mission-oriented contracts for technical assistance and information data systems to time-and-material contracts for hazardous waste cleanup services in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) and the National Contingency Plan (NCP). Manages remedial/ removal portion of the Superfund (SFD) Comprehensive Accomplishments Plan (SCAP).

- Advise On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) on the proper documentation of site activities in support of response actions. Review Regional submissions to assure that they are proper and consistently precise to support methods, procedures, finding and conclusions concerning specific site cleanups. Use analytical methods and techniques to analyze a wide range of scientific, engineering, legal, environmental protection, and/or environmental management issues.

- Perform technical evaluations of proposals in accordance with the Agency’s source evaluation and selection procedures, applying extensive knowledge of laws and regulations. Evaluate technical proposals, evaluates best and final offers and evaluates cost proposals to determine cost realism.

- Serve as Contract Project Officer (PO) ensuring all Regional removal and remedial activities are carried out in accordance with Agency policy and the NCP. Monitor contact capacity, review and approve all invoices, participate in work assignment/task order distribution among all contracts and determine the number of contract options to be exercised to maintain contractor support.

- Provide guidance on EPA policies, guidelines and procedures regarding procurements and contracting mechanisms. Prepare bi-annual and annual performance reviews of the contractors.

- Provide guidance and direction to the Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) and to the contractors on EPA policies, guidelines, and procedures regarding procurements and contracting mechanisms. Advise on the determination and allocation of award fees, including compiling and reviewing all performance evaluation documentation.

To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as working knowledge of administering contracts, experience in remediation and enforcement of hazardous waste sites OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the academic discipline