Scientific Integrity Official

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Scientific Leader
Job Institution: 
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Job Description: 

The Environmental Protections Agency’s (EPA) Office of the Science Advisor (OSA), Office of Research and Development is seeking a senior scientific leader for the position of Scientific Integrity Official (ScIO) in Washington, DC. The ScIO is the Agency’s focal point on scientific integrity and serves as the Agency’s expert on such matters. The ScIO also provides strategic vision and leadership that informs Agency decisions related to scientific integrity. This person should have experience in an organization that generates a wide variety of information and data that is used to support decision making, and should be familiar with the legal, ethical, and cultural values associated with scientific integrity.

Who We Are Looking For?We are looking for an experienced leader and counselor on scientific integrity who can guide the EPA in assuring compliance with all standards, regulations, and policies in this area. The candidate must have an advanced degree in a science or engineering field relevant to EPA’s mission and be nationally/internationally recognized in a field that deals with the integrity of scientific data and processes.

Major Responsibilities of the Scientific Integrity Official

  • Serves as the Agency's Scientific Integrity Official and provides leadership that promotes an organizational culture that supports scientific integrity, honest investigation, and open discussion;
  • Oversees the development of annual training related to scientific integrity and the development and distribution of communication products to inform EPA employees and stakeholders about EPA’s scientific integrity values;
  • Oversees the implementation of EPA's Agency-wide scientific integrity policy, including chairing the EPA Scientific Integrity Committee;
  • Organizes an annual meeting and prepares an annual report on EPA’s performance with respect to scientific integrity;
  • Represents the Agency at inter-agency meetings on matters related to scientific integrity and interacts with EPA and other federal officials, as well as stakeholders, to share information and address new issues related to scientific integrity; and
  • Works with the EPA’s Senior Counsel for Ethics and the Office of Inspector General to ensure coordination and collaboration on issues pertaining to ethics and scientific misconduct, respectively.

How To Apply: Find out more information at: http://www.epa.gov/osa. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae via e-mail to SIApplicants@epa.gov. Applications must be received by May 27, 2013, to be considered and should address the applicants qualifications with respect to functions and duties of the position. Electronic submission of application materials is required. Applications sent via e-mail must be submitted in a readable format, such as MS Word, portable document format (PDF), rich text format (RTF), or plain text. Use of other formats may invalidate your application. For additional information please contact Ms. Robin Clarke on (202) 564-6493.

Salary and Benefits: This is a Scientific or Professional (ST) position for which the present rate of basic pay is between $119,554.00 to $179,700.00, depending on experience. This position requires U.S. citizenship and will be eligible for full benefits, health and life insurance, retirement, and vacation and sick leave. Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Agency. Any travel, transportation, relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected candidate.