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Physical Scientist/Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer - R9



This position is in Region 9, Water Division, Surface Water Branch, NPDES Permits Section. About Region 9: Website

This is an office-centered position*--you must physically report to the duty station stated in this announcement on a regular basis.
*Work-from-home flexibilities may be authorized as described in the Benefits section.




At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Prepare or review permits (issuance, reissuance, and modification) for moderately complex treatment, storage and disposal facilities or sources;
  • Provide technical advice and support to state, local or tribal agencies regarding technical and scientific criteria and methods; implementation of pollution control requirements; and impacts of pollutants;
  • Resolve issues related to permit requirements and defend permits against legal challenges, along with Office of Regional Counsel (ORC);
  • Respond to 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.