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Interdisciplinary Hydrologist/Environmental Engineer - Environmental Protection Agency

Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: March 7, 2019
Job #13648
Posted: February 7, 2019
Description:

This position is located in Region 10, Office of Environmental Review and Assessment, Risk Evaluation Unit, in Seattle, WA. For more information on this office, visit their website:  Region 10

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.

Skills/Eligibility:

Hydrologist (1315): A bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in physical or natural science, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics. Calculus and physics, as described above, are requirements for all grade levels OR a combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Environmental Engineer (0819):  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics OR a combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying 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.

As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement.  However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA.  More information on verification of education can be found here:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.

In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-09 level defined as experience  - OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the academic discipline as described below.

To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined as experience in providing hydrogeology or environmental engineering technical support to hazardous waste site remediation or cleanup.


Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:  

1. Knowledge of the state of art investigation and interpretation techniques, methods, and equipment associated with hydrogeology and remediation to serve as a technical specialist in the field of hydrogeology as it relates to the characterizatio