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Life Scientist/Physical Scientist - R8


This position is in Region 8, Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Division. About Region 8
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.

This job is open to:


At the entry level of this position, you will:

  1. Conduct inspections and investigations of regulated facilities for compliance with applicable regulations, permits, or other federal requirements.
  2. Provide technical advice and information on analytical methods, sampling techniques, etc., related to specific program areas, functions, or activities.
  3. Serve as a technical resource in the development, negotiation, and litigation of both civil and criminal enforcement matters.
  4. Plan, conduct, and/or provide regulatory technical assistance to complex field sampling and analytical services, facility inspections and audits.
  5. Provide assistance to customers on the technical aspects of EPA laws and regulations.

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.