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Environmental Engineer/Life Scientist/Physical Scientist (Permit Specialist) - R4

This position is in Region 4, Air and Radiation Division (ARD), Air Planning and Implementation Branch (APIB), Air Permits Section.

If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. Salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected.

About the EPA Region 4 office.


At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Gain working knowledge of permitting activities such as assisting in the preparation or review of permits (issuance, reissuance, and modification) for treatment, storage and disposal facilities or resources;
  • Assist senior permit specialists with providing technical support to state, local or tribal agencies regarding well-defined technical and scientific criteria and methods; pollution control requirements; and impacts of pollutants;
  • Assist senior permit specialists resolve issues related to permit requirements and participate in the defense of permits against legal challenges with Office of Regional Counsel (ORC);
  • Respond to basic, conventional permit inquiries.

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.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations).