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Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist - R5


This position is in Region 5, Superfund & Emergency Management Division/Emergency Response Branch 1/Chemical Emergency Preparedness & Prevention Section. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. About Region 5: Region 5 website.


At the entry level of this position, you will:

-Conduct inspections and investigations of regulated facilities for compliance with applicable regulations, permits, or other federal requirements.
-Provide technical assistance on analytical methods, sampling techniques, etc., related to specific program areas, functions, or activities.
-Recommend enforcement actions based upon inspection findings and EPA enforcement policies.
-Provide regulatory compliance assistance to well-established facilities during inspections, investigations, and compliance assistance visits.
-Provide assistance to regional personnel, other federal, state, local, to tribal agencies, industry representatives, concerned pubic citizens on technical aspects of EPA laws and regulations.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses. NOTE: Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level.