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Life Scientist, Physical Scientist, Environmental Engineer - R5

This position is in Region 5, Air and Radiation Division, Air Programs Branch, State and Tribal Planning.

If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.


At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Serve as a technical specialist for the following functional areas, providing scientific/engineering expertise, leadership and coordination for assigned activities.
  • Provide professional scientific/engineering technical, regulatory, and programmatic advice, oversight and assistance to state/local/and tribal governments.
  • Develop and analyze data and prepare reports relating to technical, scientific and programmatic responsiveness of implementation plans.
  • Monitor, review and recommend approval of plans, progress reports and performance under associated grants/contracts/interagency agreements as applicable.
  • Review, interpret, and evaluate analytical data to determine validity, data quality, and scientific significance.

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.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.