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Environmental Protection Specialist GS-0028-12/13

About U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Earth Day is every day at EPA! At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. Find yourself at EPA.

Duties

As an Environmental Protection Specialist (Pesticide Program technical and programmatic contact and Grants Project Officer) you will:

  • Serve as the primary technical contact between EPA Region 8 and the State/local/tribal and non-governmental agencies and with EPA headquarters office.
  • Provide advice and assistance to state, local and/or tribal governments and non-profits related to: certification and training of applicators in states/tribes and direct implementation areas; pesticide product registration and use in non-agricultural and agricultural settings; worker protection and protection of applicators, pollinators, water quality, public health, and endangered species; and/or, facilitation of Integrated Pest Management, to accomplish Pesticide program activities within states/municipalities/tribes.
  • Review grant, cooperative agreement, and/or interagency agreement activities related to the initiation, administration, and/or close-out of complex grants, cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements (IGAs), including responsibility for monitoring performance. Develop and implement stakeholder/EPA partnerships to support working with the regulated community.
  • Participate in special projects and ad hoc teams. 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.

Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to a GS-11 defined as applying knowledge of federal regulations or environmental concepts to provide technical assistance with the regulations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act or experience as a project officer overseeing complex cooperative agreements/grants.

To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to a GS-12 defined as applying knowledge of federal regulations or environmental concepts to provide technical assistance with the regulations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act or experience as a project officer overseeing complex cooperative agreements/grants.

Qualifications

  • Well organized individual with some experience in the field of environmental protection, or environmental policy or has project officer skills.
  • Quick learner
  • Team player
  • Skill in written and oral communication
  • Eligibility to qualify for federal government positions at the GS-12/13 level.

Application instructions

Email your resume, cover letter, professional references, and proof of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) to Kimberly Pardue-Welch, hiring official at the EPA Region 8 Office in Denver, Colorado ([email protected]) by 7/25/2024. Note: Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position for which you wish to be considered. Selection will be made without discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

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