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Geologist/ Physical Scientist/ Hydrologist - R5

This position is in Region 5, Water Division, Permits Branch, UIC (Underground Injection Control) Section. About Region 5

This is an office-centered position--you must physically report to the duty station stated in this announcement on a regular basis. Partial work-from-home flexibilities may be authorized.


At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Use analytical methods and techniques for a wide range of scientific, geologic, legal, environmental protection, and/or environmental management issues.
  • Provide advice and assistance to state, local, and/or tribal governments on matters relating to the development, execution, and monitoring of adequate environmental protection/scientific policies, plans, and programs.
  • Review and implement environmental standards, guidelines, policies, and formal regulations.
  • Perform work related to the issuance of UIC permits and/or the oversight of state and industry pollution control/pollution prevention programs.

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.