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Environmental Protection Agency

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

Career Fields:

Administration / Program Management
Investigation and Inspection
Biological Sciences
● Physical Sciences
Engineering

Future Hiring Projections (FY 2007-09): 1,170

Top Five Occupations:

Environmental Protection Specialist (240)
Environmental Scientist (180)
Biologist (165)
Management / Program Analyst (135)
Environmental Engineer (120)

Current Vacancies

<a href=“”http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/jobsearch.asp?q=&jbf574=EP*&jbf522=&salmin=&salmax=&paygrademin=&paygrademax=&FedEmp=Y&sort=rv&vw=d&ss=0&brd=3876&FedPub=Y&caller=/agency_search.asp&SUBMIT1.x=73&SUBMIT1.y=14">Click here for a current list of EPA vacancies.

Website: Environmental Protection Agency


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