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Life Scientist/Physical Scientist (State Implementation Plan Specialist (SIP)) - R3


These positions are in Region 3, Air and Radiation Division, Planning and Implementation Branch.

About Region 3: R3

This is an office-centered position*--you must physically report to the duty station stated in this announcement on a regular basis.
*EPA offers work-from-home and work schedule flexibilities as described in the Benefits section.



You will:

  • Provide policy and procedural guidance to state, local, and tribal air agencies, and work with them to coordinate the development of regulations, required revisions to State Implementation Plans (SIPs), and source-specific SIP actions.
  • Initiate SIP rulemaking actions and recommendations for approving or disapproving state-submitted SIP revisions after performing review and evaluation of technical, procedural, and regulatory compliance with Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance to state, local, and tribal air pollution control agencies on control measures and strategies to meet the requirements of the CAA related to National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and other control programs, including the development or revision of SIPs.

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.  NOTE:  Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level.

One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations), if appropriate to the position.