March 01, 2015

Interview: Jim Jones

Milo Mason

President Obama nominated Jim Jones to be the assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) in January 2012, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2013. He is responsible for managing the office that implements the nation’s pesticide, toxic chemical, and pollution prevention laws, with an annual budget of more than $234 million and more than 1,100 employees. Assistant Administrator Jones’s career with EPA spans more than 27 years and has included numerous senior leadership positions, including deputy assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, deputy assistant administrator for OCSPP, and director of the Office of Pesticide Programs.

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