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Environmental Engineer/Scientist (Recent Graduates Program), GS-7/9, Starting Salary: $47,965 to $76,274 per year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 is seeking highly qualified, energetic engineers and scientist who have completed a qualifying degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution or technical education program within the preceding 2 years of the announcement closing date OR current students who will complete a qualifying degree/certificate within 9 months of the announcement closing date.

At the entry level of this position, you will:
- Perform duties related to environmental engineering, physical science, or life science to support environmental protection work in a program area (air, water, waste, etc); a functional area (enforcement, compliance, permitting, etc); or a cross media effort (environmental justice, etc).
- Determine the adequacy and accuracy of data and processes, proper preservation and collection of samples and specimens and provide technical assistance where applicable.
- Provide assistance to other engineers and scientists within the immediate organization by researching technical aspects of environmental laws and regulations.
- Analyze data and prepare reports regarding state, local or tribal implementation of environmental protection programs.