Paralegal Specialist, Software Application IT Specialist (Programmer), Data Management IT Specialist, Records Information Management Specialist, Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

About the organization

Since its inception, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career. We share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Join the EPA and discover how exciting it is to safeguard our natural resources and protect human health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 Chicago, IL is participating in a new hiring initiative to fill a variety of entry level positions, including:


Paralegal Specialist

Paralegal will support an office of approximately 80 environmental attorneys by performing a variety of tasks and duties including conducting legal research, preparing exhibits or administrative records, preparing legal documents, cite checking, drafting memoranda, and providing trial or hearing support.

Software Application IT Specialist (Programmer).

Short description for this Position is to create applications, design, develop and implement new software applications in different platforms to meet program needs.

Data Management IT Specialist.

Short description for this Position is to manage, create or update database applications in support of user requirements, using commercially available desktop database management systems, when applicable.

Records Information Management Specialist.

Position is to support expansion of the electronic records program as well as legacy paper records.

Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist

Position is to conduct geospatial analysis, geospatial data development and support non-GIS staff with GIS projects to meet program needs.


Qualifications based on an evaluation of a candidate’s education and qualifying experience.

Administrative and Management Positions

You may find qualification and education requirements at the following website:


Starting salary is as follows: GS-7 employee is $47,965.00 per year at Step 1, GS-9 employee is $58,672.00 per year at Step 1, GS-11 employee is $70,987.00 per year at Step 1. GS-12 employee is $85.084 per year at Step 1.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Documents to be submitted:
As part of the application process, you are required to submit a Resume clearly stating your experience related to the position title and Qualifications section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Current Peace Corps NCE Status Letter, Description of Service (DOS) – Documenting your training start date; sworn in date; service end date; and a Director signature. Veterans' Preference Documents if applicable, college transcripts or a list of courses however, if you are selected you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here:

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