Environmental Protection Agency
Kyle Stone | GovCentral Contributing Writer
The EPA Safeguards human health and the nation’s air, water and lands. It administers programs to control and reduce pollution, and works with other governments to conduct environmental research, and set and enforce environmental standards.
EPA employs 17,000 people across the country, including our headquarters offices in Washington, DC, 10 regional offices, and more than a dozen labs. The staff members are highly educated and technically trained; more than half are engineers, scientists, and policy analysts. In addition, a large number of employees are legal, public affairs, financial, information management and computer specialists. EPA is led by the Administrator, who is appointed by the President of the United States.
Number of Employees: 16,430
Future Hiring Projections (FY 2007-09): 1,170
Top Five Occupations:
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Website: Environmental Protection Agency