Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region 3)

About the organization

Earth Day is every day at EPA! 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--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. Find yourself at EPA and put your Peace Corps experience to good use. There are multiple positions available at EPA Region 3's Philadelphia office. For more information on this office and the various programs it supports, visit their website:
https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-3-mid-atlantic

Duties

At the entry level of these positions, you will: - Assist in environmental protection projects and activities related to air, water, land or habitat protection, permitting, enforcement and compliance, or environmental data; - Perform limited or routine aspects of professional environmental protection work related to air, water, land or habitat protection, permitting, enforcement and compliance, or environmental data. 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.

Qualifications

LIFE SCIENTIST
You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following: Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major, as listed.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER
All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position: Successful completion of a professional engineering degree at an accredited university or college

OR

Have 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.

PHYSICAL SCIENTIST
You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: 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; OR a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering

Salary

GS-07/09/11/12 GS-07 ($47,014), GS-09 ($57,508), GS-11 ($69,579), GS-12 ($83,397)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Send Required Documents below to [email protected] with subject line: RPCV Candidate

1. Resume clearly stating your education and experience.
2. Cover letter stating your interest in the position.
3. College transcripts - you are required to submit either an unofficial transcript 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.
4 .Description of Service (DOS) – Documenting your training start date; sworn in date; service end date; and a Director signature

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