Life Scientist, Physical Scientist or Engineer

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. Find yourself at EPA.


With guidance from management and senior staff, the incumbent is responsible for:

•Implementing Sector Partnerships. Sector Partnerships involve researching industrial sectors to identify opportunities to conduct compliance assistance or to promote beyond-compliance efforts to improve air quality, and then working with industry to implement these opportunities.

•Performing research tasks on human health and environmental problems related to air pollution, using reviews of scientific literature, analysis of emissions inventories and air monitoring data, modeling, risk assessment, and other techniques as appropriate.

•Collaborating with governments, non-government organizations, public health departments, and the general public.

Our group doesn’t have a set of standard operating instructions that we work from. The job requires flexibility, the ability to innovate, and the ability to work in collaboration with a team.


MUST have NCE and master’s degree (or bachelor's degree and 1 year related experience) 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. Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please review “GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions” qualifications (

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please provide the following documents:

•Resume clearly stating your environmental education and experience.
•College transcripts - you are required to submit either a 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 Alexis Cain at [email protected]

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