Human Resources Specialist (Executive Staffing)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

About the organization

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

The Executive Resources Operations Staff provides Human Resources support to the EPA’s political leadership and senior executives. This role will play an important part in providing support to the Agency’s senior leaders, including conducting recruitment efforts for senior executives and providing in person orientation to political appointees at our DC headquarters office.

We are proud to say 500 Returning Peace Corps Volunteers are currently employed with the EPA.
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At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Work with higher graded specialists to manage recruitment and placement cases for multiple organizations across the Agency;

- Provide in person orientation to political appointees at EPA, including assisting them with new employee paperwork and badging;

- With oversight from higher graded specialists, analyze staffing questions and make recommendations to management based on interpretation of legislative, regulatory, and Agency policy guidance;

- Participate on projects to improve and advance the quality and breadth of services offered by the division.

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


Qualifications 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, identifying both dates of experience and hours worked.

--College transcripts -- 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 a Director signature.

--Writing sample – Please respond to the following items in a narrative response. Your response should address why you are interested in working for the Environmental Protection Agency, working in executive human resources and/or working in the location of Washington, DC.

Completed applications can be e-mailed to [email protected]

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