Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)


Washington, DC


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As a TOXICOLOGIST, GS-0415-12/13/14/15, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Work collaboratively in support of OIRA economists, statisticians, and desk officers by evaluating the scientific analyses underlying environmental health and safety analyses submitted to OIRA by Federal agencies for review under Executive Orders 12866, 13563, 13771 and 13777, the Information Quality Act, and other Executive Office policies.

Use quantitative skills to evaluate toxicological, statistical, and related scientific models underlying assumptions about the complex relationships between exposure to chemical, physical, or biological agents and potential human health effects.

Coordinate interagency review of health and environmental risk assessments, and related documents, as well as play a lead role in interagency groups established (or chartered) to foster common understanding on issues related to scientific issues underlying such health and safety assessments and guidance.

Implement existing guidance and contribute to new guidance designed to strengthen the objectivity, accuracy, integrity, and transparency of scientific analyses underlying Federal policies.

Collaborate with Resource Management Office colleagues within OMB as well as others in the Executive Office of the President (including the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Council of Economic Advisers).

Develop and give briefings for OMB management and policy officials and Executive Office of the President officials regarding the scientific merits of agency analyses, and the implications of agency science policy on the public policy decisions they must make.

Contact Name

Margo Schwab

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