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This position is located in Region 5, Water Division, Watersheds & Wetlands Branch, Watersheds Section.


At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Provide technical assistance and guidance to the state technical contacts on state non-point source (NPS) programs , ensuring those programs are in compliance with the Clean Water Act (CWA).

- Review Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) and lists of impaired waters, commenting on guidance and regulations. Work to integrate the TMDL program and with related state and federal programs.

- Provide technical assistance on data evaluation, quality assurance, sampling and sample preservation techniques or analytical methodologies to Regional staff, state and local agencies, private industry and the general public.

- Provide assistance and advice to state, local and/or tribal governments on matters relating to the development, execution and monitoring of adequate environmental/scientific policies, plans and programs associated with the TMDL program.

- Assist in the exercise of management responsibilities for the full range of activities, including but not limited to initiating, administering and/or closing out 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.

You will spend 25-50% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required to travel 1-5 days per month.

Relocation Authorized

  • No