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Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist (Enforcement Officer/Inspector) -R4



This position is in Region 4, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division. About Region 4

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.




At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Conduct inspections and investigations of regulated facilities for compliance with applicable regulations, permits, or other federal requirements.
  • Provide technical advice and information on analytical methods, sampling techniques, etc., related to specific program areas, functions, or activities.
  • Recommend enforcement actions based upon inspection findings and EPA enforcement policies.
  • Provide regulatory compliance assistance to facilities during inspections, investigations, and compliance assistance visits, and at the request of facilities.
  • Provide assistance to personnel, tribal agencies, and public citizens on technical aspects of EPA laws and regulations.

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.