United States Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

The environmental challenges we face today are urgent. At the Environmental Protection Agency, we need professionals like you to join our diverse team dedicated to safe, clean, and healthy communities for all. Whether it’s tackling the climate crisis or advancing environmental justice, what you do here changes the world. That’s why there has never been a more crucial moment to be one of the scientists, engineers, community leaders, IT specialists, communicators, administrative professionals, technicians, problem solvers, and innovators united in our mission to protect our land, air, water, and people. Join us. Be EPA.


As a junior Enforcement Inspector you will:
• Perform site inspections at regulated facilities, e.g. hazardous waste disposal, transport, or storage where the problems typically are easy to identify and conventional in nature;
• Investigate routine violations of environmental laws and prepare enforcement actions;
• In accordance with established policies and applicable precedents, provide routine regulatory compliance assistance during inspections, investigations, and compliance assistance visits;
• Discuss the adequacy of compliance reviews, enforcement actions and settlements and case file documentation with legal counsel in order to support sound legal action for civil, administrative and criminal enforcement matters.
-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.

One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations), if appropriate to the position.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.


All candidates who want to be considered MUST have NCE. This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


Starting at $51,807 (GS 7, step 1) to $63,369 (GS 9, step 1). Full career ladder for an inspector is GS-12.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis until 6/01/2024. Please be aware that candidates may have already been selected by the deadline, so do not delay sending in an application. Please provide the following documents:

• Resume clearly stating your education and experience. Include contact information for 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; swearing in date; service end date; and a Country Director signature. Submit documentation of NCE extension if your Close of Service was more than 250 days prior to the date of application.

Ensure that your social security number, date of birth, and any other personal information are redacted.

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