Air Permitting Specialist

United States Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career. We share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities.


• Lead a new project to assist state and local air pollution control agencies with developing database scripts or queries to connect their existing air permit database to EPA’s new national Electronic Permitting System. Experience with SQL, php/Python and API development is desired.
• Assist in the review of Clean Air Act Title V and New Source Review permitting actions by state air pollution control agencies for adherence to Federal policy, applicable Federal requirements, and SIP-approved permitting regulations. No prior knowledge of the Clean Air Act or air quality permitting is required.
• Provide technical assistance to state air pollution control agencies on control measures and strategies to meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act related to New Source Review permitting, New Source Performance Standards, and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.
• Communicate policy and procedural guidelines to state air pollution control agencies, and work with them to coordinate the development of permit-related regulations.
• Coordinate with other Federal agencies and EPA program offices in the National Environmental Policy Act review of the air quality impacts of stationary source and ocean energy projects.


All candidates who want to be considered MUST have NCE and a bachelor's degree in one of the following fields:

Life Science (biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position)


Physical Science (physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics)


Engineering: Successful completion of a professional engineering degree at an accredited university or college OR a combination of college level education or training AND technical experience that has furnished you with (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.


$35,701 - 54,095, depending on education and experience (GS levels 5, 7, and 9), all positions have a career ladder to a GS-12 (starting at $78,446),

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please provide the following documents:

• Resume clearly stating your environmental education and experience. Include three professional references.
• College transcripts - you are required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
• Description of Service (DOS) – Documenting your training start date; sworn in date; service end date; and a Director signature. Submit documentation of NCE extension if your Close of Service was more than 365 days prior to the date of application.

If you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. Completed applications packages can be e-mailed to Amber Davis at [email protected]

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