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Job opening: Supervisory Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist

Salary: $152 105 - 191 900 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is in Region 9, Water Division, Groundwater & Drinking Water Branch, Tribal Drinking Water Section. About Region 9: Website 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.


You will:


  • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.
  • You must submit a resume and required documents--see How to Apply section.
  • Position has education requirements--see Qualifications/Education section.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.


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-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-13 level defined as providing leadership, oversight or technical expertise for an environmental protection program of limited scope in tribal water utilities or compliance with environmental statutes; coaching, mentoring or leading others. Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:  - Knowledge of guidance related to the implementation of the rules and regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water Act. - Ability to research, interpret, and apply environmental policies and regulations. - Ability to lead staff by evaluating work performance and giving advice, counsel, and instruction. - Skill in oral communication. - Skill in written communication. - Ability to advise on technical issues pertaining to pertaining to direct implementation of the Public Water System Supervision Program in Indian Country and working effectively with Tribal Governments. 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 

Life Scientist - 0401

You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major, as listed.

Environmental Engineering - 819

You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: you must meet either paragraph A or B:

A. Engineering degree from a school of engineering with at least one or more curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus AND courses (advanced beyond 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.


B. Combination of education AND experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished: 1) a thorough knowledge of physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of 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: 1) Professional registration; 2) Written test--Evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer in Training exam or the written test required for professional registration; 3) Specified academic courses--Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A; or 4) Related curriculum--Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or appropriate professional field provided applicant has 1 year professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

Physical Scientist - 1301

You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following:  Physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics; OR a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors listed that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.

For information about accreditation requirements, visit EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.


  • Address Environmental Protection Agency US Environmental Protection Agency Human Resources Office 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, Mail Stop N-132 Cincinnati, Ohio 45268 United States
  • Name: Amani Clemons
  • Phone: (919) 541-3014
  • Email: [email protected]