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Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist (Enforcement Officer/Inspector) - R5



This position is in Region 5, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division, Air Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Branch. About Region 5

This is an office-centered position*--you must physically report to the duty station stated in this announcement on a regular basis.
*Work-from-home flexibilities may be authorized as described in the Benefits section.



At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Conduct inspections and investigations of regulated facilities for compliance with applicable regulations, permits, or other federal requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance on analytical methods, sampling techniques, etc., related to specific program areas, functions, or activities.
  • Participate in enforcement activities and recommend enforcement actions based upon inspection findings and current EPA policies.
  • Provide regulatory compliance assistance to well-established facilities during inspections, investigations, and compliance assistance visits.
  • Provide assistance to customers on technical aspects of EPA laws and regulations.

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.