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This is a Recent Graduates position in the Pathways Program. This program provides an entry-level developmental experience with the potential to lead to a career in the Federal Government after successfully completing one year under the Program, unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program. Employment under the Recent Graduates Program may not exceed two years.

More information about the Recent Graduates Program can be found here: and

This position is located in Region 5, Chicago, Illinois. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies within Region 5.

Your salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected and the duty station of the position.

Except under special circumstances, a new GS employee will be hired at step one of the applicable grade.

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At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Assist in environmental protection projects and activities related to air, water, permitting, enforcement and compliance, environmental data.

- Perform limited or routine aspects of professional environmental protection work related to air, water, permitting, enforcement and compliance, or environmental data.

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 - 5 days per month.

Relocation Authorized

  • No