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JOB ALERT!!!  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking to fill an Environmental Engineer/Environmental Scientist 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 permitting engineer/scientist. These duties include the following:


·         Assist higher graded engineers and scientists with providing technical and administrative assistance to states, tribes and group members on the development and implementation of programs related to federal, state and tribal operating permit programs under Title V of the Clean Air Act (CAA), New Source Review (NSR), and other CAA related programs.

·         Assist higher graded engineers and scientists with reviewing and evaluating applications for air pollution operating and pre-construction permits, draft/propose permits, developed by states and tribes for conformance with CAA requirements and Agency policy and guidance

·         Assist higher graded engineers and scientists in working closely with States/Tribes in the development, review and implementation of their operating permit and NSR permit legislation, regulations and programs.

·         Respond to calls, written inquiries, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIAs) requests from states, tribes, industry and the public regarding provisions of the CAA pertaining to permitting of stationary sources.

·         Provide technical/administrative program assistance to local, state, tribal and federal agencies and the regulated community on permit guidelines and policies, technical literature pertaining to control technology and prior operating permit program decision.




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 9, 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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