Job Announcement Coming Soon! US EPA San Francisco, CA – Tribal Clean Water Project Officer GS9/11

Nonpoint Source colleagues – EPA R9 is hiring for multiple positions at multiple grade levels!  Please share this announcement with your networks and anyone you know who may be interested in working for EPA in San Francisco!  Specifically, we are hiring for several positions in our Tribal Water Section in the Water Division – this is the section where we manage our CWA 319 NPS program, as well as CWA106 water quality programs among others. Due to current hiring procedures the announcement will only be open on USA Jobs for 5 business days –  so we want to a heads up to encourage people to work on their resumes in the system so they are ready to apply (and to know to look for it!)!  Note, this is an external hiring announcement – meaning open to all qualified US Citizens (not just existing feds!).  Please share this far and wide in your networks and expect another ping from me when the job is posted to let you know it’s open.

We hope to attract some great talent – thanks for your help in getting the word out!  Sorry in advance for cross postings – but we want the word out!   Tina


The Tribal Water Section works directly with the 148 federally recognized tribes in CA, AZ and NV to help grow their local water quality programs.  The work includes managing Clean Water Act grants to tribal governments for water quality monitoring and assessment, wetlands planning and protection, watershed planning and nonpoint source pollution control, and water infrastructure development. Staff in this section partner with tribes to improve aquatic ecosystem health and promote tribal leadership in Clean Water Act programs.

Position TitleEnvironmental Protection Specialist (Tribal Water Project Officer)

Salary: $61,084 (GS-09) or $73,905 (GS-11) annually to start

For more information on the federal General Schedule structure, see:

Duty LocationSan Francisco, CA.

Work Schedule40 hours per week

Who May ApplyAny U.S. citizen



•                 • One year or more experience working with tribal or underserved or vulnerable communities to implement environmental programs; and

•                 • Experience administering or overseeing water grants for environmental protection programs.

•                 • A master’s degree or equivalent is not required but may be considered in lieu of the above experience.

GS-11: The qualifications above plus:

•                 • Experience applying and implementing Clean Water Act regulations and policies.

•                 • A Ph.D. or equivalent in an academic discipline related to this position is not required but may be considered in lieu of the above experience.

How to Apply:

You must apply online through! We recommend interested applicants login and create a USAJobs profile in advance of the job posting – upload resume and final college transcripts. When the announcement is posted, it is important to read it thoroughly for complete information on what documents are needed and what content on-line resumes must reflect to be considered.