Environmental Protection Agency seeks Environmental Protection Specialist
This position is in Region 6, Office of Environmental Justice and Tribal and Border Affairs, Environmental Justice & Tribal Affairs Staff. About Region 6: Region 6 Website
This is an office-centered position–you must physically report to the duty station stated in this announcement on a regular basis. Partial work-from-home flexibilities may be authorized.
- Salary: $61,957 – $97,446 per yearSalary will be biased off of the grade for which you are selected/
- Pay scale & grade: GS 09 – 11
- Location: Dallas
- Remote job: No
- Telework eligible: Yesâ€”as determined by the agency policy.
- Travel Required: Occasional travel – You may be required to travel up to 25%of each month.
- Relocation expenses reimbursed: No
- Appointment type: Permanent
- Work schedule: Full-time
- Service: Competitive
- Promotion potential: 12
- Job family: (Series)0028 Environmental Protection Specialist
- Supervisory status: No
- Security clearance: Not Required
- Drug test: No
- Position sensitivity and risk: Moderate Risk (MR)
- Trust determination process: Suitability/Fitness
At the entry level of this position, you will:
- Serve on teams and workgroups and assist in development, implementation and monitoring of plans, including assigned projects, to accomplish program goals in environmental justice communities for assigned media program work including air, water, waste, land, and/or multimedia projects
- Serve as a liaison externally to assist in the development and delivery of training and technical assistance to support assigned community projects in environmental justice communities and internally to provide conventional and routine research, analysis and support to EPA Region 6 media programs
- Review and manage conventional assigned grants, cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements activities related to the initiation, administration, and/or close-out and assist with more complex or difficult grants, cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements (IGAs), including responsibility for monitoring performance
- Knowledge of the established principles, concepts, and methods of environmental justice and climate change.
- Ability to work with and in overburdened communities
When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses. NOTE: Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level.
You will spend more than 50% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.
One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations), if appropriate to the position.
Conditions of Employment
- You must submit a resume and required documents–see How to Apply section.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
If you are selected, you may be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.
We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:.
To qualify for the GS-09 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-07 level defined as experience serving on team or work groups; and assisting on media program projects.
– OR master’s or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related; degree in an academic discipline related to this position
– OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-09 level defined as experience serving on team or work groups; and assisting on media program work; including air, water, waste, land, and/or multimedia projects.
– OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., in an academic discipline related to this position
– OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
- Skill in applying standard data gathering
- Knowledge and awareness of one or more environmental sciences or related fields
- Ability in written communication
- Skill in oral communication
- Skill in applying standard environmental statutes
- Knowledge of the established principles, concepts, and methods of environmental protection
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
For more info and to apply, visit the full listing HERE. Applications will be accepted through May 15.