The Director of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) provides leadership in managing all toxics-related and pollution prevention activities in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). The incumbent is responsible for the implementation of several important environmental statutes with broad cross-media impacts, including the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act of 2010, and other statutes.
OPPT evaluates industrial chemicals and both requires and promotes risk reduction and responsible risk management practices throughout the life cycle of chemicals; promotes pollution prevention activities and the design, development, and application of safer chemical processes and technologies in the industrial sector; and promotes public understanding of the risks of chemicals and public involvement in environmental decision-making through development and dissemination of information on toxic chemicals.
Specific responsibilities of the Director include:
You must be a U.S. citizen.
You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per 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.
About Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
EPA works to ensure that:
•Americans have clean air, land and water;
•National efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information;
•Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are administered and enforced fairly, effectively and as Congress intended;
•Environmental stewardship is integral to U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;
•All parts of society--communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments--have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;
•Contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by potentially responsible parties and revitalized; and
•Chemicals in the marketplace are reviewed for safety.