Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Jobs
According to www.epa.gov, “EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts.
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.”
To put more specific terms around that statement, the EPA breaks down the laws congress passes and makes them into specific requirements. The agency works with businesses and state and local governments to make sure everyone is meeting federal environmental requirements.
With the new administration’s emphasis on the environment, the EPA is expected to grow modestly, but managing the economic recovery may take precedence in hiring.
Environmental Protection Specialist
Environmental Protection Specialists perform a range of different jobs, but to generalize broadly, they help businesses understand the environmental regulations the government has put in place. In order to work as an environmental protection specialist, applicants should have prior experience in the field, experience with green building, and with corporate citizenship. The pay for these jobs averages about 62,000 per year, and is more of an advanced career position.
Engineering Technician Jobs
The job of engineering technician varies depending on the department that people work in and the goals of their organization, but in general, engineering techs will conduct tests and collect data on different types of equipment to see how well it works.
For example, they might test air pollution control systems. To qualify for this job, applicants should have at least a Bachelor’s degree, and prior experience in the field. In some cases, a Master’s degree can be used instead of prior experience. The pay range for this job is $35,000 – 60,000 per year. These vacancies pop up in different agencies and offices across the country. If interested, you will have to apply individually for any positions of interest to you.
Environmental Engineer Jobs
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems using the principles of biology and chemistry. They conduct studies and write reports to find better ways to manage hazardous waste, and keep the environment clean. Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in engineering. In order to advance to the higher pay levels of this profession, most people complete a Master’s degree in the field. The pay range for this job is $62,000 – 103,000.