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Biologist/Physical Scientist/Environmental Engineer - OW

This position is in Office of Water. About OW: Office of Water Website

This is an office-centered position--you must physically report to one of the duty stations stated in this announcement on a regular basis (location TBD after candidate selected). Partial work-from-home flexibilities may be authorized.


At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Participate in scientific activities as directed by senior scientists or supervisor.
  • Assists senior staff scientists to prepare written evaluations, summaries, and other documentation.
  • Provide assistance to other scientists within the immediate organization by researching technical aspects of EPA laws and regulations.
  • Effectively communicate evaluations, analyses, risk assessment characterization, and other technical information both orally and in writing.

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 10% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.