Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist (Enforcement Officer) - R5
This position is in Region 5, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division, Water Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Branch. 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 advice and information on analytical methods, sampling techniques, etc., related to specific program areas, functions, or activities.
-Serve as a technical resource in the development, negotiation, and litigation of both civil and criminal enforcement matters.
-Plan, conduct, and/or provide regulatory technical assistance to complex field sampling and analytical services, facility inspections and audits.
-Provide assistance to customers on the 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.
One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations), if appropriate to the position.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.