Environmental Protection Specialist

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region 3)

About the organization

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. This position is located in Region 3, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Division, in Philadelphia, PA.

For more information on this office, visit their website: http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-3-mid-atlantic. This is a developmental position. Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.


The Data Support Section manages, coordinates, and directs a comprehensive suite of functions supporting the Region’s enforcement program and databases, including: data systems support, (managing enforcement data for systems) data analytics, reporting, and results measurement, inspection targeting and strategic planning.
The Environmental Protection Specialist serves as the focal point for the regional enforcement data. Performs ongoing data entry and data quality reviews by running various system reports, reviewing data for deficiencies, resolving discrepancies and correcting errors. Identifies and consults with the relevant program and staff to reconcile and resolve discrepancies in such data. Reviews and evaluates reports on the quality of data entry by the regional enforcement staff in an effort to ensure the completeness and accuracy of compliance and enforcement data. The specialist works extensively with the attorneys, technical authorities, program staff, headquarters, and management to ensure the data is accurate and current. The specialist briefs the senior management and enforcement managers as required. Performs a variety of administrative tasks associated with the collection and management of compliance assurance activities, administrative and judicial enforcement data in programs under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation Act (CERCLA) and more.


You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

To Qualify for a GS-07;

Ability to exhibit strong oral, written, and analytical skills in order to articulate issues with clarity and accuracy, manage several projects at once, work with teams/work groups, and to prepare written materials.

Skill in applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, analyze, and resolve problems for programs and organizations.

Ability to analyze and/or evaluate data; and prepare reports that outline the findings of the results of the data analysis.

To Qualify for a GS-09;

Knowledge of applicable federal environmental statutes and regulations, including the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Recovery Act (CERLA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), and the Safe Drinking Act (SDWA).

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of the analysis of data and knowledge of project elements to provide reporting and results measurement. Ability to manage multiple enforcement data systems.


GS-07 ($47,484/year) or GS-09 ($58,803/year) DOE | Promotion Potential to GS-12 ($84,231-$109,505/year)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Completed application package can be e-mailed to [email protected]/subject line: ECAD Applicant. Please include the following documents in your application:

1. Resume clearly stating your education and experience.

2. Cover letter stating your interest in the position.

3. College transcripts - you are required to submit either a 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.

4 .Description of Service (DOS) – Documenting your training start date; sworn in date; service end date; and a Director signature. DOS must show valid noncompetitive eligibility (NCE). Valid NCE is defined as NCE earned within the last year. NCE extensions may be granted for NCE earned within the last 3 years (service ended after APR 2018) for those who, following Peace Corps service, joined the military, pursued a graduate degree, or were involved in anoth

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