Engineer/Scientist/Policy Analyst

US Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you'll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career.

This position is located in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric Protection, Clean Air and Power Division in Washington, DC.

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The Clean Air and Power Division (CAPD) is seeking an engineer/scientist/policy analyst interested in managing programs to monitor and reduce air emissions from the electric power sector.

CAPD is responsible for several air emission control programs, including the Acid Rain Program, Cross State Air Pollution Rule, and Mercury and Air Toxics Standards reporting. To support the implementation of those programs and other state-level programs, CAPD operates an emission monitoring and reporting program that collects hourly emissions data from most power plants that burn fossil fuels. These data are used to assess compliance with emission control programs, support policy design, and demonstrate progress toward environmental goals.

We are looking for an individual that works well in a team environment and has interest and aptitude for policy analysis, communication, data analysis, and problem solving. Duties include:

• Understanding and applying regulatory requirements for emission measurement and pollution control;
• Providing assistance to power plants and industrial facilities by explaining complex requirements, troubleshooting issues, and problem solving so they can meet regulatory obligations;
• Analyzing emissions data to identify irregularities, understand trends, and inform policy making;
• Developing communications materials and tools for key stakeholders, including industry, other parts of EPA and the federal government, and state governments.


In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below:
GS-7: 1 year of graduate-level education or bachelor-level education with superior academic achievement and/ or 1 year equivalent to at least GS-5.
GS-9: 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree and/or 1 year equivalent to at least GS-7.

Promotion potential to GS-12


$55,924 - $68,405

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply, please submit:
1) A 4 to 6 sentence statement of interest (within application email or as separate document)
2) A resume
3) Description of Service (DOS) or NCE letter
4) Transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)

This is a career-ladder position being hired at the GS-7 or GS-9 level, commensurate with experience. The full promotion potential of this position is GS-12.

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