Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist

United States Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

Since its inception, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career. We share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Join the EPA and discover how exciting it is to safeguard our natural resources and protect human health.
This position is located in located in the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards-Research Triangle Park, various divisions, in Durham (Research Triangle Park), NC.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is responsible for developing and implementing a variety of national air quality programs, such as the national air toxics program, national ambient air quality standards, and regional haze. As one of the principle entities in charge of carrying out the regulatory directives in the Clean Air Act, we produce more guidance, regulations, and policy memos than most offices in EPA.


Assists senior staff who draft environmental regulations, policies and guidelines. Assists with coordinating the development of regulations, policies and guidelines with Headquarters units, other Federal agencies, and State and local air pollution control agencies. Serves as a member of work groups to develop regulations, policies and guidelines.

Assists senior staff who are technical authorities in the development of new and revision of existing guidance on the implementation of the Clean Air Act and in furnishing consultative advice concerning such guidance to Agency and other Federal, State and local representatives.

Assists senior engineers who provide definitive guidance to EPA Regional Offices on the interpretation and implementation of Agency directives and regulations. Assists in the development and evaluation of State implementation plans and regulatory alternatives for control of air pollutants.


Qualifications are based on an evaluation of a candidate's education and qualifying experience.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may, at management's discretion, be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.

The maximum promotion potential of this position is GS-13.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.

--College transcripts - if qualifying for this position based on education or a combination of experience and education, 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 Country Director signature.

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