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Environmental Protection Specialist - R7

This position is in Region 7, Office of intergovernmental Affairs, Communities Section.

If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. Salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected.

Clarification from the agency

Recent Graduates who have completed a qualifying degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution or technical education program within the preceding two years of application submittal (the two years begins on the date all course requirements are met). Veterans unable to apply within two years of receiving their degree due to military service obligation may apply up to six years after degree or certification.


At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Assist senior staff in implementing routine and well-established aspects of stakeholder/EPA partnerships for environmental protection programs.
  • Communicate established policy and procedural guidelines to state, local, and tribal agencies for the grants and agreements program.
  • Assist senior staff in the review of grants, cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements activities related to the initiation, administration, and/or close-out of grants, cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements (IAGs).
  • Assemble and maintain case files for Performance Partnership Agreements (PPAs) and Performance Partnership Grants (PPGs).

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.