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Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist - R5

This position is in Region 5, Land, Chemicals, and Redevelopment Division, Land and Chemicals Branch, RCRA C & D Section. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. About Region 5.

Salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected.

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 specialist provide 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 specialist 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.