Environmental Policy Analyst

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

Since its inception, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career. We share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Join the EPA and discover how exciting it is to safeguard our natural resources and protect human health.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.


1) Duties and responsibilities for this position include coordinating and participating in research of limited scope to assist in developing and evaluating national policy options, integrating legal advice and technical information, for the implementation of title I of the Clean Air Act and the specific requirements associated with the Administrative Procedure Act. These activities include conducting policy and technical analyses of air quality management issues, involves consideration of the key concepts of political systems, economics, multivariate and time-series analysis of political information, knowledge of legal writing, and legal analytical methods.
2)Duties and responsibilities include applying the methods of policy analysis and legal writing including the issue/rule/analysis/conclusion methodology and working cooperatively with Agency attorneys to develop written work products that support the Agency’s mission. Prepares and presents briefing documents and oral communications; participates in and help to organize roundtable discussions as a means to develop consensus among representatives of affected programs, industry, and state/local agencies on interrelated air quality regulatory issues
3) Performs policy and technical support to other EPA offices and external stakeholders, in the review of regulations, policies, and guidelines that affect the Clean Air Act’s title I and title V air quality programs.


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


$43, 624

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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