Human Resource Specialist

Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s central mission is to protect human health and the environment, and we have been working to support that mission for over 50 years. When Congress writes an environmental law, we implement it by writing regulations. Often, we set national standards that states and tribes enforce through their own regulations. If they fail to meet the national standards, we can help them. We also enforce our regulations, and help companies understand the requirements.

In addition, we are committed to the ongoing effort to grow, attract, and maintain a diverse workforce that is free from discrimination. Be it through STEM positions, administrative and programming analysts, or human resources specialists, the EPA is dedicated to being an inclusive, equitable, and accessible agency for all.


At the entry level of this position, your duties will include (but are not limited to):

- Assisting higher graded specialists in evaluating positions to make classification determinations for a wide range of positions and provides recruitment and staffing services across the Agency,

- Researching and providing interpretation on personnel policies, laws, procedures and regulations to program managers and staff in terms of support to the Agency and program objectives,

- Participating in meetings and briefings as needed to resolve actions with senior management, other Agency organizations, support personnel and serviced customer organizations,

Note: 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.


We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-07 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-05 level defined as compiling and analyzing information, conducting analyses to draw conclusions; and working with a team to solve problems;
- OR 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement (Superior Academic Achievement Definition) degree in an academic discipline related to this position
- OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

To qualify for the GS-09 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-07 level defined as compiling and analyzing information; conducting analyses to draw conclusions and making recommendations; and working with a team to solve problems
- OR master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related; degree in an academic discipline related to this position
- OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

In summary, the ideal candidate will have:

1. Ability to apply and present policy to upper management

2. Ability to interpret and advise on laws, regulations and policies related to classification issues

3. Skill in oral communication

4. Ability to research and interpret human resource policy


Please see for salary ranges.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send the following documents to Ciera Griffin ([email protected]):

- Description of Service

- Resume (pdf or Word)

- Transcripts (unofficial or official)

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