Environmental Policy Analyst (Social Scientist)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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This position is located in located in the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards-Research Triangle Park, various divisions, in Durham (Research Triangle Park), NC.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is responsible for developing and implementing a variety of national air quality programs, such as the national air toxics program, national ambient air quality standards, and regional haze. As one of the principle entities in charge of carrying out the regulatory directives in the Clean Air Act, we produce more guidance, regulations, and policy memos than most offices in EPA.


Perform research and conducts policy and technical analyses of a variety of air quality management
issues, regulations, guidance, procedures and policies by integrating legal advice and concepts of
political science, public policy, environmental science, and economics.
Assists senior specialists by reviewing portions of written work products such as rulemaking documents, litigation materials, briefing materials, state implementation plans, work products associated with implementation of the CAA programs.
Reviewing portions of regulatory materials prepared by other offices within EPA for title I
related implications and information.
Perform research and assists with scientific, technical, policy, and legal reviews of state and local air
program plans. These reviews are coordinated with the Office of General Counsel and EPA regional
Assists in analyzing and participates in research of limited scope to assist in the development and
evaluation of national technical and policy options, integrating legal advice, for the implementation of
title I of the Clean Air Act and the specific requirements associated with the Administrative Procedures


Qualifications are based on an evaluation of a candidate's education and qualifying experience.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please provide the following documents:
--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
--College transcripts - if qualifying for this position based on education or a combination of experience and education, you are required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
--Description of Service (DOS) - Documenting your training start date; sworn in date; service end date; and Country Director signature.

If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's website: https://www.epa.gov/careers/epa-job-vacancy-announcements-policies-and-procedures/

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