Environmental Engineer/ Physical Scientist (Permit Specialist)

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Sep 07, 2018
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.

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At the entry level of this position, you will: 

- Prepare National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permits (NPDES), establish permit requirements by using models/data/calculations and established procedures for industrial/municipal facilities;

- Provide technical support, guidance, and advice on permits to permit writers, state, local, or tribal agency personnel;

- Resolve 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);

- Respond to public inquiries regarding permits.

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.

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Job Level



Government- Federal


GS 07 Salary $45,707 to $59,417 per year