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EPA Special Agents


EPA special agents are specially trained law enforcement officers who work for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), helping to enforce federal environmental laws. They work in the EPA's criminal enforcement program and help protect land, water, and air resources. They are authorized to carry firearms, to serve warrants, and to place known environmental violators and fugitives under arrest. The EPA has more than 350 specially trained investigators, chemists, technicians, engineers, lawyers, and support staff in its Criminal Investigation Division.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
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Special Agent in Charge

Assistant Special Agent in Charge

Experienced Special Agent

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