Environmental Engineer (Permit Specialist) Environmental Protection Agency

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • May 29, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


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.

This position is located in Region 1, Office of Ecosystem Protection, Water Permits Branch, Municipal Permits Section, Boston, MA. For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-1-new-england

If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.

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At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Conduct technical research, quantitative analysis and review of existing and new information about wastewater treatment facilities; 

- Utilize quantitative methods, such as engineering and scientific calculations, to analyze and present data for routine permits;

- Write justifications for routine permit conditions based on the analysis for the permit fact sheet in preparation for the public notice of the draft permit;

- Assist in resolving issues related to permit requirements, comment on permits developed by states, and participate in the defense of permits against legal challenges with Office Regional Counsel (ORC).

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.

Closes 06/18/2018

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Job Level



Government- Federal


$46,609 to $59,417 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 07.