Environmental Scientist or Engineer (SMA-107)

$12.72 hourly
  • Boston, MA 02109, USA
  • 20 Nov, 2019
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Job Description


The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program offers unique opportunities in Scientific, Technical, and Administrative / Office support for individuals age 55 and over to support the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a grant administered program through National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC).

This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued.
The EPA provides a wonderful work atmosphere, and you'll be working side-by-side with EPA staff that are doing important work every day.

Environmental Scientist or Engineer

Participates in the implementation of the under the Chemical Accident Prevention Activities under Section 112 (r) of the Clean Air Act and General Duty and the Chemical Emergency Preparedness & Prevention under the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)


  • Conducts enforcement inspections under EPCRA and CAA 112 (r)   40%
  • Provides enforcement case development support (such as preparing documents on factual matters, preparing drafts of enforcement case developments (e.g. memos, letters) for review and editing by Agency staff, research industry standards, collect and summarizes records (such as Secretary of State filings) and maintaining inspection files for deliverables.
    Additional duties include data analysis, data entry and enforcement activities tracking.   50%
  • Provides technical assistance and outreach for CAA 112 (r) program   10%


  • Overnight travel: 25 days per year
  • Air travel anticipated: 1-3 trips per year
  • Rental cars: 15 + days per year or as needed
  • Health Safety Training: 40 hours Safety and Health training + 8 hours annual refresher
  • Health and Safety Considerations: 40 hours safety and health training is a prerequisite for the position. EPA provides the 8 hour annual refresher
  • SEE will participate in on-site inspect of facilities which utilizes toxic & hazardous substance
  • Based on which facilities utilizing specific toxic chemicals are inspected, a specific toxic chemical monitoring would be required.
  • Required Safety Gear: Safety hard hat, hat glasses with side shields, steel toed boots, chemical resistant gloves and fire resistant coverall


BA/BS Degree in Chemistry/Biology or Engineering OR Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in chemical related manufacturing, sales or distribution Previously completed training in chemical management, environmental, health or safety chemical/biological research or analysis

  • strong writing and organizational skills plus proficiency in data analysis and tracking software
  • Experience required with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Fax, Copying Machine, Multiple Phone Lines, Scanner
  • digital camera

Pay rate: $12.72 per hour This is the maximum amount budgeted through the grants to support this program.
Benefits: Paid Health Insurance Premium, 3 weeks Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Sick Days, 10 Paid Federal Holidays, 1 Personal Holiday, Optional Vision and Dental Insurance is available.
Hours Per Week: 40 
Location: US EPA Region 1,  Boston, MA 02109

NOWCC is proud to administer the recruitment/enrollment process for this experienced worker grant program through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
To qualify for this program, applicants must be 55 years or older. Wages in this program are not meant to compete with private, public or government sector wages but are designed for individuals who wish to remain active in the workforce and contribute to the vital work of the federal government. More information can be found at www.nowcc.org/see-program.

If this is the right opportunity for you, we'd love to have you.

To be considered for this position, please complete each of the following steps:
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