If selected for this position, you would work to serve as an Environmental Engineer for the National Centers for Animal Health in Ames, IA. You would be responsible for serving as a contact to ensure maintenance of and compliance with all Federal, State, local, agency, and Departmental environmental laws, regulations and standards.
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Works to ensure facility compliance with all Federal, State, Local and agency environmental laws, regulations, standards and Executive Orders.
Creates and maintains databases, spreadsheets, records and other documentation including calculations and chemical evaluations to demonstrate compliance with environmental requirements.
Effectively communicates issues associated with environmental maintenance and compliance to management, facility personnel and other government agencies.
Reviews, analyzes and interprets environmental laws, regulatory standards and guidelines to identify current and potential impacts on operations.
Prepares reports and advises on appropriate actions needed to meet deadlines, ensure compliance and take corrective action.
Tracks environmental permits issued to facility to ensure adherence to the monitoring, record keeping and reporting requirements.
Works with environmental programs associated with various laws including, but not limited to, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
Assists with the implementation of Architectural and Engineering contracts that directly effect environmental maintenance, sampling, and compliance plans.
You can make a difference! The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) needs bright, energetic and committed professionals to facilitate the domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and to protect the health and care of animals and plants in the United States. MRP offers an array of occupations and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate in domestic and global markets. Be part of an organization that protects the health and agriculture of the American people. Join our team!
To learn more about what it's like to work at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, what the agency does, and the types of careers, please visit the APHIS careers site.
APHIS is an emergency response agency. This means that all Agency employees may be asked or assigned to participate in rotating temporary duty assignments to support emergency programs at some time during their careers with APHIS. For details click: APHIS Emergency Response