"EPA Targets 400 Hires For Climate, Infrastructure Laws In 2024"

"EPA is pushing to hire for hundreds of job openings this year as the agency strives to fulfill its expanded mandate under President Joe Biden’s trademark climate and infrastructure laws.

The latest recruitment drive follows a successful hiring surge at the agency last year as historic funding arrive from the bipartisan infrastructure law and the Inflation Reduction Act. EPA’s work is only getting started, and it needs the staff to keep up as the Biden administration races to distribute billions of taxpayer dollars to disadvantaged communities and draft far-reaching regulations on air, climate and water.

The agency’s top leaders are visibly involved in the hiring effort. They have asked employees to encourage their friends to apply and have mounted a public campaign to drum up recruits for EPA."

Kevin Bogardus reports for E&E News February 7, 2024.

Source: E&E News, 02/08/2024