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This position is located in the EPA, Office of Ecosystems, Protection and Remediation, Support Program, Technical Assistant Unit, in Denver, Colorado. For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-8-mountains-and-plains
Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.
At the entry level of this position, you will:
- Serve as a technical expert on hydrogeology, for the following programs: Ecosystems Protection and Remediation, Enforcement, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Underground Injection Control (UIC), Underground Storage Tanks, and Water Program.
- Serve as a technical expert on groundwater contamination issues, in support of the Regional programs (i.e. Superfund, Federal Facilities, Brownfield etc.) and plays an integral role in addressing critical issues regarding groundwater contamination within the Region.
- Provide technical advice on monitoring remedial actions to assess the effectiveness of groundwater clean-up. Provide technical assistance to States, tribes and other Federal agencies in areas of hydrogeology.
- Ensure that the hydrogeological issues are evaluated consistently, including documents prepared under EPA's direction as well as those prepared by others in support of EPA programs.
- Prepare and deliver technical presentations of briefings at project meetings, technical conferences or public meetings.
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.