RMP and EPCRA Inspector/Program Specialist (SWA-113)

Seattle, WA
SEE Program
Seattle, WA
Monday - Friday, Days
RMP and EPCRA Inspector/Program Specialist (SWA-113)
Wage/Hr:$22.21Hours/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. Benefits: Paid Health Insurance Premium when working over 60 hours in 2 week pay period, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Federal Holidays Plus One Individual Holiday, and optional Vision and Dental Insurance available. This position requires a background security check including 5 year questionnaire, fingerprinting and identification verification prior to start. Please note that due to EPA Policy, this opportunity only applies to United States Citizens. Local applicants only. Must live within local commuting distance and able to work onsite as scheduled at the EPA office in Seattle, WA.


Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in Environmental science, chemistry, engineering audits, inspections and/or process safety. OR BA/BS Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Environmental Studies or related field, plus 5 years of environmental experience. OR Previously completed training in Technical and professional functions requiring analysis, evaluation and report writing of chemical process operations.

  • Excellent skills with computers and internet. Professional knowledge of and/or experience in process chemical reactions, process controls, maintenance operations and safety engineering for facilities with hazardous chemicals. Valid Driver's License.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, MS SharePoint, MS Teams, MS Outlook, MS OneDrive, Adobe, Scanner
  • Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, Outlook, OneDrive), Digital camera

Support the RMP and EPCRA programs located in the Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division at EPA Region 10. Provide professional and technical support as an inspector, technical advisor, seminar presenter and trainer under Section 112 (r) of the Clean Air Act and most sections of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

  • Conduct inspections of facility which store hazardous substances subject to CAA 112(r) Risk Management Plans and ECPRA non313.   30%
  • Write and peer-review inspection reports. Assist in compiling relevant documents before and after inspections. Review reports and documents to provide preliminary determinations on compliance.   35%
  • Perform planning and logistics to support inspections and travel. Coordinate with local emergency planners/responders prior to inspections.   10%
  • Attend relevant training and conferences in chemical accident prevention and investigation.   10%
  • Provide compliance assistance to regulated community to understand CAA 112(r) and EPCA regulations.   5%
  • Provide technical assistance to Federal, State and local agencies for accident investigations and chemical accident prevention.   5%
  • Other duties as assigned.   5%

  • EPA sponsored courses required for compliance with EPA Order 3500.1. Courses include, but are not limited to: 24-Hour Health and Safety training, Basic Inspector Training Course, CAA 101, Risk Management Program Inspector training, EPCRA non-313 Inspector Course, Program specific refresher training, 8 Hour Health and Safety refresher training, CAA Confidential Business Information Training, EPCRA Trade Secrets Training, media refresher training and on-the-job (OJT) training.
  • Courses include, but are not limited to: for candidates who have current inspector training; Risk Management Program Inspector training, Program specific refresher training, 8 Hour Health and Safety refresher training, CAA Confidential Business Information Training, media refresher training and on-the job (OJT) training.
  • Travel Requirements: Travel will be required to conduct inspections and to participate in trainings, workshops and conferences, usually 8-10 weeks per year. Travel will be by car and/or air depending on destination. Inspection weeks are usually spaced out to one week per month but depending on timing of trainings, workshops and conferences, some months may have two weeks of travel.
  • Overnight travel: Travel will usually occur in one-week intervals. Inspections are conducted throughout the 4 states in Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and require staying in the area of the inspections for the week. Trainings can be held across all Regions and require staying in the area of the training for the week.
  • Air travel anticipated: 4-6 weeks of air travel, as inspections are conducted throughout the 4 states in Region 10 and often require travel by air to reach more remote locations of Region like, such as Alaska, Idaho and eastern Oregon and eastern Washington. Trainings can be held across all Regions and often require air travel.
  • Rental cars: 6-8 weeks per year. Travel by vehicle is required during the inspection week to travel between the facilities and the lodging. A rental car is used when traveling to the inspections by air.
  • Health Safety Training: Initial 24-Hour Health and Safety Certification must be completed. Certification must be maintained by taking annual 8-Hour Health and Safety Refresher Training.
  • Health and Safety Considerations: 24-Hour Certification must be completed prior to participating on inspections.
  • Required Safety Gear: Hard hat, gloves, ear plugs, fire resistant coveralls, steel-toed shoes and safety goggles/glasses
  • Safety Gear Use: Inspections to be conducted at a wide assortment of facilities (including chemical processing, refrigeration, refineries and water/wastewater treatment plants) that manufacture, store and/or use hazardous substances requiring safety equipment.

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.