Engineer/Scientist Inspector

Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA
Engineer/Scientist Inspector
Wage/Hr:$21.01Hours/Week:40Minimum Age:55

Being Age 55 or Older is Good for The Environment! 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 Experienced Workforce Solutions (NEW Solutions). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued. You'll be working side-by-side with EPA staff that are doing important work every day. Pay rate: $21.01/hr. Benefits: Paid Health Insurance Premium, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, 11 Paid Federal Holidays, 1 Individual Holiday, and optional Vision and Dental Insurance available. This position requires a background check prior to receiving clearance to start work. Please note that due to EPA Policy, this opportunity only applies to United States Citizens. Applicants must be age 55 or older to be considered for this position.


Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in a scientific-related occupation, environmental regulation, or chemical emergency planning OR BA/BS Degree

  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word

This position will participate in the implementation and enforcement of the following program: The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Sections 302-313; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Section 103; and the Chemical Accidental Prevention activities under the Clean Air Act Section 112(r)(7) and 40 CFR Part 68 (Risk Management Program).

  • Conducts on-site inspections to verify compliance with regulations. This involves researching candidate facilities, reviewing submitted reports, coordinating inspection activities with state partners, and other EPA program staff as well as the facilities.   30%
  • Prepares written reports documenting inspection findings and observations.   20%
  • Researches multiple databases for release reports, investigates release events, and determines compliance with release reporting requirements.   20%
  • Prepares enforcement related documents in coordination with the Office of Regional Counsel   30%

  • SEE enrollees may be required to meet certification standards prior to participation in field work) Annually, complete eight (8) modules from the Occupational Health and Safety and Safety Course, oneprogram refresher for each program and one Inspection Skills Refresher training.
  • Computer skills, administrative systems, Health and Safety, Inspector Training 3500.1.
  • Overnight travel: One week per month
  • Air travel anticipated: One week per month to conduct inspections in the eight Region 4 states. Air travel is needed for areas when more efficient and cost effective to fly.
  • Rental cars: One week per month to conduct inspection s in the eight Region 4 states. Rental car is needed for areas when more efficient and cost effective to drive.
  • Health Safety Training: Field Health and Safety and 3500.1
  • Health and Safety Considerations: Classroom, online, and on the job (OTJ)training.
  • Field work may involve outdoor activities in inclement weather (heat/cold/rain/snow) on irregular terrain, climbing ladders, etc. Facilities covered by EPCRA and CAA 112(r) are covered due to the presence of significant quantities of hazardous chemicals (toxic and/or flammable) at the site. The risk of exposure is minimal, but present.
  • Required Safety Gear: Hard hat, steel toe shoes, safety glasses, and ear protection
  • Safety Gear Use: EPCRA and /CAA 112(r) RMP inspections.

NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions' policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.