November 19, 2008 2:14 PM

Job Interview

I have a job interview tomorrow. I'll be interviewing with the US Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency charged with protecting our natural resources and preventing degradation of environmental and human health. I'm really excited! It's my first job interview (for a real job, anyways). I still need to apply for more jobs, but hopefully this turns out well!

I learned about the job through an alumni panel hosted by BEAN (Berkeley Environmental Alumni Network). I talked with a woman from EPA Region 9; it turns out their office is in San Francisco. I sent in a resume (first time working on one!) and got this interview. The funny thing is that I wanted to apply for the Superfund Division (managing clean ups of polluted sites), but got an interview with the Water Division instead (I'm still waiting on Superfund). I'm applying for a SDWA (Safe Drinking Water Act) compliance/enforcement officer. I'd be responsible for making sure people are in compliance with the stringent drinking water regulations set by the EPA. It sounds pretty interesting (although I have little experience with water), so we'll see how it goes.

Also, it seems I really like parentheses. Never would have figured (not really).

Joel Kim | Permalink | Comment on this article | Comments (2)

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Hi, i came across this entry on google because I am applying for what sounds to be a very similar position with the EPA in New York. I have an interview with them next week and it will also be my first! Was wondering if you could write about how it went or give any helpful hints. Let me know. Thanks. -Clifton

Posted by clifton | 2009-01-20

Hello, i'm very much interested to work with EPA. I did my BSc in environmental management, recently i'm done with my M.S. I had a course on long island's ground water while doing my M.S. so i got to know about water issues pretty well,i would submit my resume to EPA very soon. I would be thankful to you if you can share your interview experience. Thanks -Nusrat.

Posted by Nusrat Nayeem | 2010-04-27

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