Physical Scientist/ Life Scientist/ Environmental Engineer: Remedial Project Manager (RPM)

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.


At the entry level of this position, you will:

-Determine appropriate cleanup actions, methods and tools for toxic and hazardous waste sites and recommend to senior RPM or supervisor the most cost-effective solutions.
-Oversee and monitor contractual work efforts in routine cases where EPA must assume the cleanup duties to assure that federal funds are properly expended and that contractors are utilized effectively and efficiently.
-Monitor cleanup efforts for well-established site situations that involve toxic and hazardous waste cleanup.
-Participate in enforcement activities.
-Perform community relations activities.
-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 and a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 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.


Starting at $51,807 (GS 7, step 1) to $63,369 (GS 9, step 1). Full career ladder for an RPM is GS-13.

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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