Life Scientist/Env. Engineer/Physical Scientist (Permits) (Peace Corps), GS-7/9, Region 9

US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9

About the organization

Mission is to protect public health and the environment

Duties

At the entry level of this position, you will:

-Prepare or review permits (issuance, re-issuance, and modification) for routine treatment, storage and disposal facilities or sources.
-Provide technical support to state, local or tribal agencies regarding well-defined technical and scientific criteria and methods; pollution control requirements; and impacts of pollutants.
-Resolve issues related to permit requirements and participate in the defense of permits against legal challenges with Office of Regional Counsel (ORC).
-Respond to permit inquiries.

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.

One or more positions may be filled.

Travel Required: 25% or less - You may be required to travel 25% of each month.

Promotion Potential: GS 12

Qualifications

In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-07 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-05 level defined as analyzing, interpreting and/or evaluating scientific or engineering data and communicating the results in writing- OR 1 full year of graduate level education; or superior academic achievement (Superior Academic Achievement Definition) degree in the academic discipline as described below -OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

To qualify for the GS-09 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-07 level defined as assisting with the planning and/or investigation of scientific projects related to environmental protection; or performing data analysis on scientific investigations/projects -- OR master’s or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the academic discipline as described below.

Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies:

Knowledge of permit regulations and policies.
Ability to prepare permits.
Ability to identify and resolve pollutant discharge problems.
Skill in oral communication.
Skill in written communication.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer

Salary

$52,759 to $83,897 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Documents submitted online: You should ensure your social security number, date of birth, and any other personal information are redacted.

--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.
--Responses to the online assessment questionnaire (you must complete this online - it is not a document you need to upload).
--College transcripts - 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.
--If you are applying for a noncompetitive appointment, you'll need to submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy announcement. If you want to learn more about noncompetitive appointment

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