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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Federal Civil Service | Government Jobs & Employment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The EPA is actively hiring new people for civil service jobs at locations across the United States (all 50 states). Civil service job opportunities exist across a broad spectrum of skills and duties.  

EPA Regional Offices:  The EPA has a number of regional offices located across the United States.  These offices include:  

  • Region 1 -  Boston
  • Region 2 -  New York
  • Region 3 -  Philadelphia  
  • Region 4 -  Atlanta
  • Region 5 -  Chicago
  • Region 6 -   Dallas
  • Region 7 -   Kansas City 
  • Region 8 -   Denver 
  • Region 9 -   San Francisco 
  • Region 10 - Seattle 

Hiring Needs within EPA.  EPA has a wide array of opportunities spanning many categories of job skills.  Examples of careers and positions currently available with EPA include:

  • Auditors  
  • Chemists 
  • Program Analysts 
  • Attorneys and Legal Assistants
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Life Scientists
  • Physical Scientists
  • Criminal Investigators
  • Information Technology Specialists 
    • Environmental Policy Analysts
    • Student Trainees 
    • Architects 
    • Building Management Specialists 
    • Grants Management Specialists
    • Secretaries (Office Automation)
    • Human Resources Specialists
    • Public Affairs Specialists 

    Applications from the public are now being accepted. In most instances, U.S. citizenship is required.  EPA career opportunities feature competitive starting salaries and the potential for performance-based increases, flexible hours, and the ability to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle.   

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        Benefits for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Employees.  Excellent pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the EPA. Government employment offers numerous benefits and special programs.  Federal civil servants receive a salary that is competitive with those in private industry. The federal government offers civil service employees a portable retirement plan with government matching contributions. In addition, federal civil servants receive affordable insurance plans for health, dental, vision, and life.   

        Employment Requirements.  All applicants must meet the certain conditions of employment to be eligible for employment with the EPA. These employment requirements include:

        • U.S. citizenship and age verification
        • Successfully passing a federal background investigation (if required) 
        • Successfully passing medical exam (if required) 

        In-depth Information about civil service career opportunities with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  For more in-depth information about EPA and a current list of employment opportunities go to:   https://www.epa.gov/  also  Career Information (EPA) 

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        Categories of Federal Civil Service Occupations and Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Jobs.

        View a detailed list of the major categories of civilian jobs for the federal government. This list includes the federal occupational groups and the specific series within each group. 

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        Note: Photos courtesy of EPA's website public domain photo downloads.