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Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Staff

John M. Southerland

Title: Acting POS Director

EPA Division: Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division

EPA Branch: Program Operations Staff

John began his federal career in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist on the B-52. He was later hired by the Defense Logistics Agency/Defense Supply Center of Richmond, VA under their Outstanding Scholar Intern Program for Contract Specialists where he procured aircraft weapon systems for the E-2, C-2, P-3, C-17 and C-130 aircraft. In 2000, John was hired by the USEPA, RTP Procurement Operations Division (RTP-POD). As an RTP-POD ORD Service Center Contracting Officer, he performed a wide array of pre-award and post award contract actions for NERL/HEASD and NCCT. In 2011, John left RTP-POD to work for NCCT as their Extramural Specialist managing the Centers budget and intramural/extramural programs. While continuing his primary duties, John served on a detail as the Centers Acting Associate Director for Management supervising all of the Center's business operations.


  • B.A., Political Science, North Carolina Wesleyan College, 1997
  • B.A., Justice Studies, North Carolina Wesleyan College, 1997
  • DLA Outstanding Scholars Intern Program, 1998
  • DAWIA Level I Certification, 1999
  • EPA Procurement Professional Certification, 2002
  • Level III limited warrant, 2005
  • FAC-C Level III certified, 2007
  • Unlimited Level III warrant, 2008
  • IA Project Officer Certification, 2011
  • Bank Card Approving Official Certification, 2012

Professional Experience:

  • Acting Associate Director for Management, USEPA, National Center for Computational Toxicology, June 2012-October 2012
  • Extramural Specialist, USEPA, National Center for Computational Toxicology, July 2011-October 2012
  • Senior Contracting Officer, USEPA, RTP-Procurement Operations Division, October 2000-July 2011
  • Contract Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Supply Center Richmond, September 1998-October 2000

Contact Info:
John Southerland
Human Exposure & Atmospheric Sciences Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
US EPA Office of Research and Development
109 TW Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: 919-541-3416
Email: southerland.john@epa.gov

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