U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
About the EPA
Founded in 1970, EPA is a dynamic organization, which brings together people from diverse backgrounds and is dedicated to improving and preserving public health and the environment. Our nation’s continuing growth and prosperity depends on our ability to find effective, creative solutions to public health and environmental problems and make them work.
EPA Region 10’s main office, in Seattle, WA, works closely with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and Indian tribes to develop and enforce regulations under existing environmental laws. EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs, and delegates to states and tribes the responsibility for issuing permits, and monitoring and enforcing compliance Where national standards are not met, EPA can issue sanctions and take other steps to assist the states and tribes in reaching then. The Agency also works with industries and all levels of government in a wide variety of voluntary pollution prevention programs and resource conservation effort.
EPA offers a comprehensive compensation package. A competitive salary combined with a full menu of benefits makes working at EPA fulfilling and rewarding. Employee benefits include Quality of Work life Programs, such as Career and Personal Development Programs, Flexiplace, Flexible Work Hours, Mentoring and Coaching Programs, full Medical and Life Insurance, and access to an on-site daycare center for preschool children.
Common EPA Career Groups In Region 10, EPA employs more than 700 employees in a variety of complex and challenging career fields. Many positions require travel to locations affected by environment problems. We deal with a host of environmental issues, including hazardous waste, water contamination, pesticides, and air pollution problems. If you are interested in helping us protect the global environment for this generation and generations to come, we invite you to explore employment opportunities further.