Programmer / Environmental Policy Analyst (computer science focus)

US Environmental Protection Agency

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.

This position is in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) in Washington, DC. CAMD designs and implements programs to reduce emissions from the electricity sector (i.e., power plants). For more information on our office, visit


CAMD is seeking candidates with an interest in and aptitude for computer programming. Successful candidates will join a team of IT Specialists, Policy Analysts, and Engineers to implement and manage air pollution control 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 reducing electricity sector emissions. To implement these programs, CAMD designs software tools for power plants to report and quality assure emission data, and for states, researchers, and public to access those data. CAMD staff also analyze data to inform the design of new policies, assess the performance of existing policies, and tell stories about environmental change. To accomplish this we use a variety of tools and programming languages, including python, R, JavaScript, C#, and SQL.

We are looking for an individual with an interest and aptitude for developing IT applications, performing analyses, 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 or master's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following:
• computer science,
• information technology,
• math, statistics, or actuarial science,
• software development, or
• behavioral or social science.


GS-7 ($41,365) or GS-9 ($45,810) with promotion potential to GS-13, step 10 ($113,428)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and experience.

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