This position is in Region 5, Water Division, Watershed and Wetlands Branch. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. About Region 5: Region 5 WebpageLearn more about this agency
At the entry level of this position, you will:
- Review and analyze technical and/or administrative issues in order to implement the water quality program under sections 303(c), 401, and 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for water quality standards and wetlands. Serve a scientific contact on and provides technical support for implementation of water quality standards, 401 certifications, and wetland issues.
- Provide advice, guidance, and consultation to state, local and/or tribal governments on matters relating to the development, execution, and monitoring of adequate environmental protection policies, plans and programs.
- Communicate effectively and works cooperatively with colleagues, agency management and other contacts outside the agency to gain information and corroboration of findings. Write study proposals, project plans, scientific and technical papers, publications, etc.
- Analyze scientific, legal, environmental protection, and/or environmental management issues. Provide technical assistance regarding data review, quality assurance and sampling techniques to Regional staff, state and local agencies, private industry, and the general public. Prepare reports describing results of analyses, stating results and making recommendations as appropriate.
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.
Occasional travel - You may be required to travel 25% of each month.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544503900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.