Information Specialist

US Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

The Office of Transportation and Air Quality’s (OTAQ) mission is to protect human health and the environment by reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from mobile sources and the fuels that power them, advancing clean fuels and technology, and encouraging business practices and travel choices that minimize emissions. Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career: we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.

The Policy and Communications Center is responsible for managing the regulatory development process, communications, coordinating with our EPA and Federal Partners, and managing correspondence, managing FOIA requests among other tasks. This office works to ensure quality, consistency, and responsiveness in all our work.


The OTAQ Communications Team is seeking candidates with an interest in and aptitude for information science, library management, communications, and web and Intranet site development. Duties include:
•Manage the preparation and publishing of OTAQ’s documents, including document creation, formatting, numbering, and posting to the Internet.
•Serve as monitor for Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) enrollees on the PCC Team. SEE enrollees are responsible for a wide array of document processing tasks including formatting and preparing OTAQ documents for the website and for publishing. In this role, the candidate provides direction and assistance, monitors workload, and approves leave requests and timesheets.
•Co-manage the OTAQ public inquiry program: work with OTAQ subject matter experts and contractors to ensure inquiries are responded to accurately and timely. Analyze inquiries to identify and prepare answers to frequently asked questions and make recommendations on modifications to the OTAQ website. Identify best practices for responding to public inquiries.
•Serve as the Federal Manager for the OTAQ library, and manage the contract that supports the library. In this role, the employee will ensure that through the contract, EPA staff are provided reference and research support for projects and initiatives, and that the public has access to OTAQ documents and data.
•Assist in updating OTAQ’s public facing websites and/or managing OTAQ’s Intranet site.


Prefer a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in areas such as library science or information science, communications, environmental studies, or other related area of study.

In addition, we are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:

• At least two years of relevant work experience
• Detail-oriented and capable of working well under pressure
• Strong customer service attitude
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to handle competing priorities
• Ability to implement an innovative, new, or improved business process or systems solution
• Experience managing contracts or grants, or the desire and ability to learn Federal contract management
• Knowledge of project management principles and developmental experience in managing projects
• Skill in analytical and evaluative techniques
• Skill in identifying problem areas, conducting research, and selecting and evaluating technical data
• Skill in developing and maintaining positive and productive working relationships


GS-09 ($58,092 - $75,521) or GS-11 ($70,286 - $91,370)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit resume and college transcripts if available (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage of the recruiting process).

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