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    Earth Day is every day at EPA! At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. Find yourself at EPA.

    This position is located in the Office of General (OGC), Water Law Office (WLO), Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-general-counsel-ogc.

    The WLO is one of eight law offices that comprise OGC and consists of three practice groups, which provide legal counsel to EPA headquarters and regional offices on several federal environmental statutes governing water protection, including the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

    These positions are in the excepted service. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status; however, this position is covered for the purpose of federal retirement and benefits.

    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.

    If you are selected, you will be expected to report to work as soon as practical but no later than thirty (30) days from the date you receive a final job offer. Extension of this reporting requirement may be granted only under extraordinary circumstances.

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    At the entry level of this position, you will:

    Under the administrative supervision of the WLO Associate General Counsel, provide legal advice to Agency managers and supervisors on issues primarily arising under the Clean Water Act and its regulations, as well as associated issues arising under the Administrative Procedure Act, including:

    -assisting with litigation brought against the Agency under the Clean Water Act;

    - assisting with rulemaking under the Clean Water Act and the assembly of administrative records to support such rulemaking;

    - assisting in the review of documents processed under FOIA related to the Clean Water Act;

    - providing counsel to Headquarters and Regional offices on implementation and enforcement issues arising under the Clean Water Act.

    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 - This position involves occasional travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Any U.S. citizen may apply

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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