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This position is located in Region 8, Office of Regional Administrator, Montana Office, Media Unit, Helena, MT.  
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Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.

At the entry level of this position, you will:

-Perform technical analyses of state air quality compliance and enforcement data in support of the criminal enforcement program. Conduct oversight reviews and evaluate state enforcement and compliance data using national databases. Review completeness of state conducted full compliance evaluations. Review air permits for compliance with programs of Clean Air Act (CAA). Develop and implement compliance monitoring strategies in support of regional and national compliance sector initiatives.

-Apply CAA regulations in reviewing submissions from regulated entities for technical accuracy and compliance. Assess and summarize air quality data from regulated entities to determine compliance with CAA. Provide technical assistance to local, state, tribal and federal agencies, the regulated community, public interest groups, and the general public regarding implementation requirements of new and existing CAA regulations, policy, directives and guidance.

-Use spreadsheets, data bases, word processing, and presentation programs to support multiple aspects of the Clean Air Act program and prepare presentations, outreach materials, enforcement support documents, scientific reports and compliance evaluations.  Work with large data sets to organize, summarize and query data.

-Conduct onsite inspections with technical personnel at stationary and transitory air permitted sources to determine compliance with Clean Air Act regulations.  Write thorough full compliance evaluation reports and prepare presentations, memos , and summary documents to summarize technical findings. Assist lawyers with writing technical aspects of enforcement documents including notices of violation, referrals, administrative orders, and consent decrees.  Write applicability determinations for Clean Air Act regulations.

-Develop technical sampling and investigation plans based upon knowledge of the CAA enforcement program and sampling and inspection protocols.  Serve as a work assignment manager for contracts related to CAA compliance monitoring or enforcement implementation as needed.

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.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.

Relocation Authorized

  • No