Environmental Protection Specialist - R8
This position is in Region 8, Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Division, Water Enforcement Branch, SDWA Enforcement Section. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
About Region 8: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-8-mountains-and-plains
At the entry level of this position, you will:
- Review inspection reports and self-monitoring reports from regulated facilities, conduct investigations to determine extent of noncompliance, and notify facilities or states of steps to be taken to correct violations and time frames within which to report.
- Investigate and prepare complex cases to address correction of environmental violations and negotiate settlements or pursue enforcement actions.
- Provide regulatory compliance assistance during inspections, investigations, and compliance assistance visits.
- Collaborate with legal counsel to develop case strategy and case file documentation in order to support sound legal action for civil, administrative, and criminal enforcement matters.
You will spend less than 25%of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.
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.