Grants Management 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 and put your Peace Corps experience to good use. There are multiple positions available at EPA Region 3's Philadelphia office. For more information on this office and the various programs it supports, visit their website:


At the entry level of this position, you will review grant applications to ensure conformance with governing laws, regulations, and EPA policies, prepare grant awards and amendments and resolve issues that arise. Research and prepare correspondence to grantees, public, and congressional inquire and perform post-award monitoring activities and use Agency and Regional closeout protocols, checklists and procedures to complete grant and cooperative agreement closeouts.


For the GS-7 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level. Reviewing grants, cooperative agreements, and/or inter-agency agreements; assisting projects managers on adhoc teams; dealing with competing demands and priorities.

OR one full year of graduate level education if related. Examples of qualifying education include, but are not limited to, degree programs in contracting, accounting, business management, business administration, organizational leadership, information technology or related, purchasing, procurement, grants management, agricultural management, economics, or marketing.

OR an appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience described above;

OR Superior Academic Achievement (go to this site to determine if you are eligible:


GS-07/09/11/12 GS-07 ($47,014), GS-09 ($57,508), GS-11 ($69,579), GS-12 ($83,397)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Contact email: [email protected]

Send Required Documents below to [email protected] with subject line: RPCV Candidate

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 an unofficial transcript 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

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