Environmental Engineer - Environmental Protection Agency

LOCATION: Multiple Locations

CLOSING DATE: May 23, 2022


JOB #: 18740

POSTED: May 16, 2022



This position is in Region 10.

The location will be determined after a selection has been made for this position; if selected, you must work at one of the locations stated in this announcement. Salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected and the duty location.

About Region 10: R10


At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Determine appropriate cleanup actions, methods, and tools for toxic and hazardous waste sites.
  • Direct contractual work efforts in cases where EPA must assume the cleanup duties to assure that federal funds are properly expended and that contractors are utilized effectively and efficiently.
  • Serve as a resource for complex site situations that involve toxic and hazardous waste cleanup.
  • Participate in or monitor enforcement activities.
  • Perform community relations activities within a public forum as a representative of the Agency.

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

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.  NOTE:  Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level.

One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations).



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-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined as monitoring cleanup efforts for complex site situations that involve toxic and hazardous waste.

To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as directing and monitoring cleanup efforts for complex site situations that involve toxic and hazardous waste; and leading negotiation sessions with potentially responsible party (PRP) concerning all aspects of remedial cleanups.

Your application package will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 

  • Knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, and statutes.
  • Ability to evaluate and utilize hazardous waste site cleanup techniques and technologies.
  • Knowledge of enforcement case development involving hazardous waste site investigation and remediation, fact-finding, and collection and preservation of evidence.
  • Ability to establish goals and assess progress toward their achievement and to adjust work operations and program objectives to meet targets.
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), cost control procedures, and cost accounting record keeping and procedures.
  • Skill in oral communication.
  • Skill in written communication.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.


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

A bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in:

0800 - Engineering Series:

A. Degree: 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-

B. 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

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