Public Affairs Specialist (Community Involvement Coordinator)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 2

About the organization

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA works to ensure that: Americans have clean air, land and water; National efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information; Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are administered and enforced fairly, effectively and as Congress intended; Environmental stewardship is integral to U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy; All parts of society--communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments--have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; and Contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by potentially responsible parties and revitalized.


Help the EPA-Region 2’s Public Affairs Office in NYC get the word out about EPA’s work. The Intergovernmental & Community Affairs Branch (ICAB) is looking for a creative individual and multitasker to join our team. ICAB serves as a focal point within the region for all issues involving intergovernmental (Fed/State/Local) communications.

Major Duties:
• Producing site-specific community engagement plans detailing how the Agency will effectively provide for communication to and from communities impacted by hazardous waste;
• Drafting public information materials on Agency activities to help keep impacted communities informed;
• Writing and reviewing a wide range of communications materials, including communications strategies, fact sheets, flyers, talking points, media responses, press releases, as well as web and social media content, in support of the Agency's public information and outreach efforts;
• Establishing and maintaining partnerships with residents, special interest groups, local businesses, district school boards, environmental groups, town board members, local, state and other federal officials and agencies, etc.; and
• Using communication skills strategically and creatively to develop effective agendas and formats for community meetings that ensure meaningful dialogue with the public. Responsible for coordination of community outreach work with relevant agencies, officials and other stakeholders.

This position has GS-12 promotional potential.


Master's degree is required.

A valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.


$57,948.00 per year (GS-9)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please apply directly to [email protected], reference "R2-2019-Peace Corps-PAO3" in the subject of your email, and include your resume, NCE Letter, and scanned unofficial master's transcripts with your application.

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