Interdisciplinary Supervisory Biologist/Chemist GS-0401/1320-13

La Crosse, Wisconsin
GS-13: $92,143 (Step 01) to $119,787 (Step 10)
Jul 08, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Field of specialization
Health & Safety
Job Type
Full time

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) is currently recruiting for an Interdisciplinary Supervisory Biologist/Chemist (position may be filled by either a Biologist or Chemist) to serve as the Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance Officer. The incumbent will provide scientific and technical leadership to USGS scientists conducting research to develop and maintain the federal and state registration of biopesticides and pesticides used by federal and state agencies to control invasive or nuisance species, implement the USGS Quality Management System at UMESC, and implement the UMESC Quality Assurance Program. The incumbent will join the USGS family and serve the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life. For more information about UMESC, please visit

Some responsibilities will include:

  • Implements the Regulatory Affairs activity and serves as the authoritative Bureau expert on study design and data requirements and interpretation to gain regulatory approval for biological, chemical, or genomic/molecular control agents of invasive or nuisance species through federal (U.S. and Canada), state, and local pesticide regulatory programs.
  • Reviews and assesses regulatory guidelines to determine data and information requirements and prioritizes regulatory data inadequacies which must be addressed to support new or maintain current biopesticide or pesticide registrations to control aquatic invasive species.
  • Implements a Quality Assurance Program in compliance with Federal Good Laboratory Practice regulations for studies which may be submitted in support of the approval for a veterinary medicine product or the registration of a biopesticide or pesticide.
  • Supervises, coordinates, and plans the work of staff; provides advice, counsel, or instruction; interviews candidates for positions; enhances career development of staff; and finds ways to improve production and increase the quality of the work.


How to apply: Please visit USA Jobs website at

Open to Public: USGS-RES-21-11115586-DE-EC

Opening and closing dates: 07/12/21 to 07/23/21




Additional Information: Please contact Erin Wiese at or 703-648-7478 with any questions about this opportunity.