IT Specialist / Environmental Policy Analyst (computer science focus)

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

About the organization

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.

This position is in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Clean Air Markets Division in Washington, DC. For more information on our office, visit


EPA's Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) is seeking an IT Specialist or Environmental Policy Analyst interested in implementing and managing air programs, such as the Acid Rain Program (ARP) and Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), and working on its related environmental data through data analysis and developing applications to collect data and communicate with the public.

CAMD is responsible for a variety of programs and analytical activities related to managing electricity sector emissions. Those activities include providing tools for power plants to report emission data; states, researchers, and the public to access those data; and power companies to comply with the programs. CAMD also analyzes electricity sector emission data to support new rulemakings, assess program performance, and to tell stories about environmental change. We use a variety of tools to accomplish these tasks, including R, Python, JavaScript, HTML, and SQL.

We are looking for an individual with an interest and aptitude for developing IT applications, performing analyses, understanding policy, and implementing air programs.

Interested candidates should be enthusiastic, organized self-starters with education and/or experience in:
* Developing applications to collect data and communicate with the public;
* Organizing and analyzing large data sets; and
* Working on projects in a team environment.


You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following:
1. computer science,
2. behavioral or social science, or
3. related disciplines appropriate to the position;
a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major as listed;
four years of experience that demonstrate you have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major as listed.

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below:

1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement and/or 1 year equivalent to at least GS-5.

2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree and/or 1 year equivalent to at least GS-7

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

If you're interested in learning more about the position, please email Jeremy Schreifels with a copy of your resume and, if applicable, sample work products.

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