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Summary

These positions are located in Office of the Regional Administrator R1, Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Division, Land, Chemicals and Redevelopment Branch, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section.

If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. Salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected.

About: Region 1 (New England)

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Responsibilities

At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Prepare and/or review technical documentation and apply established investigative and cleanup methods and/or technology.

- Support senior project managers in the oversight of contracting matters.

- Participate in compliance and enforcement activities.

- Support/coordinate community relations activities within the Agency and with other entities.

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.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12


  • Job family (Series)

    1315 Hydrology

    0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

    0819 Environmental Engineering

    1301 General Physical Science

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    • Hydrologists


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    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
    • You may have limited exposure to hazardous materials.
    • If you are selected, a written participant agreement must be signed.
    • Position has education requirements--see Qualifications/Education section.
    • You must submit a resume and required documents--see How to Apply section.
    • You may be required to travel less than 25% each month.
    • You must be a U.S. citizen.
    • Pre-employment physical is required and periodic physicals thereafter.
    • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.


    This position requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

    Participation in the medical monitoring program is required.

    You will be required to obtain (before coming on board) and maintain a valid driver's license and must be able to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.

    If you are still completing coursework, offer of employment will be contingent upon completion of degree/certificate program. Proof showing confer date within four months of the announcement closing date will be required before entry on duty.

    If you are selected, the entire period served under the Recent Graduates program will be a trial period.

    This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.

    As required by Executive Order 14043, if you are selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by 11/22/21, or before onboarding with the agency if after 11/22/21, except in limited circumstances. For information about COVID-19 workplace safety at EPA, as well as resources and health and safety guidance, visit COVID-19 Safe Federal Workplace .

    Must meet ongoing specialized safety training requirements in order to meet field safety standards.

    Qualifications

    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-07 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-05 level defined as analyzing, interpreting and/or evaluating scientific or engineering data and communicating the results in writing;

    - OR 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement ( Superior Academic Achievement Definition ) degree in the academic discipline described below

    - OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Ability to evaluate and utilize site cleanup techniques and technologies; 2) Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations; 3) Ability to comply with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR); 4) Ability to perform accounting record keeping and procedures; 5) Knowledge of environmental contamination investigation/remediation techniques; 6) Ability to collect and preserve contamination investigation/remediation evidence; 7) Skill in oral communication; 8) 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 .

    Education

    In addition to the eligibility requirements for the Recent Graduates program, this position has specific educational requirements in order to qualify as described below:

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

    Life Scientist:

    You must have a bachelor's or higher 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 Engineer:

    All applicants must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for consideration for an engineering position:
    • Successful completion of a professional engineering degree at an accredited university or college

    OR
    • Have a combination of college level education or training AND technical experience that has furnished you with (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional 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:
  • Professional registration as an engineer.
  • Evidence of passing the Engineer-in-Training written test.
  • Successful documented completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences as described by OPM.
  • Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

  • Please review the OPM page on specifics about required curriculum and for more information on qualifications, please visit GS-800: All Professional Engineering Positions qualifications .

    Physical Scientist:

    You must have a bachelor's or higher 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, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    Hydrologist:

    You must have a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: 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 coursework must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 semester hours in physics; OR a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors listed that included the described coursework.

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

    Additional information

    This position is in the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, which provides individuals who have completed a qualifying associate's, bachelor's, master's, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate with an entry-level developmental experience with the potential to lead to a career in the Federal government. Upon successful completion of the program, you may be noncompetitively converted to a term or permanent position without further competition. For more information, see USAJOBS Information Sheet .

    ATTENTION VETERANS: If you are a veteran (as defined in 5 USC 2108) who due to military service obligations was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period (described in the "This job is open to/Clarification from the agency" section above), you have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon your release/discharge from active duty. In no event, however, may your eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date you completed the requirements for a qualifying degree or qualify career or technical education program.

    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.

    EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures .

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at EPA. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the Agency's workplace and mission. We encourage applications from candidates with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. At EPA, diversity is a vital element in bringing a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce because we know that the individual strengths and abilities of our employees make us a stronger organization. The more inclusive our employee base is, the greater the variety of ideas that are generated, and the more representative we are of the nation we serve. To learn more about how EPA values and supports our diverse workforce, visit Equal Opportunity Employment at EPA .

    If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

    This position is in the bargaining unit.

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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the online assessment. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the 'Best Qualified', 'Well Qualified', or 'Qualified' category. NOTE: Preference eligible veterans must be selected, or decline further consideration, before applicants who are ineligible for veterans' preference can be selected (to learn more, visit Veterans' Preference ).

    We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.

    NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Job Information

    • Job ID: 59364714
    • Location:
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • Position Title: Biologist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist/Hydrologist
    • Company Name: USA Jobs
    • Job Function: Energy Weather Analyst
    • Job Type: Full-Time
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