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JOB ALERT!!!  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking to fill an Environmental Engineer/Environmental Scientist (Air Monitoring) position, GS-0819/1301 position located in the Office of Partnerships & Regulatory Assistance, Air Program, Air Permitting, Monitoring and Modeling Unit, Denver, Colorado. EPA is ONLY accepting resumes from qualified veterans that are eligible under the Schedule A or 30%+ disabled veterans, or Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) non-competitive hiring authority. For more information on veteran hiring authorities, please visit:


Job Opportunity

EPA is looking for highly motivated candidates at the GS-09 with a full performance level at the GS-12.


Position Description

This position will be dedicated to duties and responsibilities as an air monitoring engineer/scientist. These duties include the following:


  • Assist higher graded engineers and scientists with assessing the adequacy of ambient air monitoring activities in Region VIII. The evaluations include assessment of monitoring networks, siting, operation, maintenance, and instrumentation.
  • Assist higher graded engineers and scientists with Performing queries of large databases containing meteorological and ambient air pollution data (such as Air Quality System (AQS)). Utilize common, and air quality specific programs, to summarize, analyze and evaluate the data obtained.  In addition, word processing and other MS Office related programs are used as a part of daily activity.
  • Assist higher graded engineers and scientists with performing audits of sampling and analysis procedures for state, local, and tribal agencies to determine and ensure the quality of ambient air quality data. In those cases where data are of insufficient quality, assists those involved to correct problems and improve data quality.
  • Assist higher graded engineers and scientists with specialized projects to aid the design of ambient air monitoring programs in Region VIII and to evaluate the performance of monitoring programs.
  • Work with the public and the states, local and tribal agencies in the region on emerging air monitoring technologies. This may include technical support as well as outreach and education on the health effects of resulting air quality data.




GS-09: Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters’ degree or masters’ or equivalent graduate degree plus 1 year specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-07.


Knowledge (such as would be acquired through a pertinent graduate educational program or its equivalent in experience, training or independent study) of professional engineering and/or environmental science principles, concepts, and methodology, that has been supplemented by (a) skill gained through job experience to permit independent performance of recurring assignments.


Note:  Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels to minimum eligibility requirements.


-Well organized individual with some experience in the field of environmental engineering or environmental science.

-Quick learner

-Skill in written and oral communication

-Interest in a broad range of Clean Air Act rules and policies


Eligibility to qualify for federal government positions at the GS-9 level.



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.


To Apply

Please send resume, DD-214, Schedule A letter and/or VA letter indicating 30% or more service connected disability, AND supporting documents (please redact social security numbers) to: Gail Fallon, Hiring Official at the EPA Region 8 Office in Denver, Colorado ( by COB December 12, 2016


Note:  Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position for which you wish to be considered.


Selection will be made without discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.


  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Homeland Security
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