Environmental Engineer

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Jul 02, 2018
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science - Engineering

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 5, Air and Radiation Division, Air Programs Branch, in the Air Permit Section, in Chicago, IL. For more information on this office, visit their website:  Region 5

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:

-Where state, local, or tribal agency has not been delegated authority to prepare permits for treatment, storage and disposal facilities (issuance, re-issuance, and modification), assist in the collection of necessary
information from applicants, state, local, or tribal agency representatives, and EPA staff.

-Where state, local, or tribal agency has been delegated permit authority, assist senior permit specialist provide technical support and guidance on permits to state, local or tribal personnel.

-Provide technical support to state, local or tribal agencies regarding technical and scientific criteria and methods.

-Provide technical support in defense of technical and legal challenges to permits 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.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.

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Government- Federal


GS 09 - 11. $55,905 to $87,933 per year.