Public Affairs Specialist

Environmental Protection Agency- Region 9

About the organization

EPA is a dynamic organization dedicated to improving and preserving public health and the environment with effective and creative solutions. Region 9, EPA employs more than 800 diverse employees in a variety of complex and challenging career fields. Many positions require travel to locations affected by environmental problems. We deal with a host of environmental issues, including hazardous waste, water contamination, pesticides, and air pollution problems. If you are interested in helping us protect the global environment for this and future generations, come explore our opportunities!

Civil Engineering
Earth Systems Science


You will:

Serve as regional expert on the development of communication plans for specific communities or diverse audiences with different points of view;
Establish relationships with media representatives and specialized groups to communicate new initiatives/activities that directly influence public knowledge and understanding of EPA policies and programs;
Oversee the development or personally write, edit and issue press releases, fact sheets, media advisories, briefing documents, and internet articles.
One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations).


We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as collaborating with or creating partnerships with media representatives to facilitate effective joint communication related to environmental protection programs; briefing media representatives on environmental or public policy programs; and developing communication plans, taking into account specific communities or diverse audiences with varying points of view.

Please read the Qualification section of the job announcement for full details of qualifications for this position.


$112,400 - $146,120 per year

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Contact email: [email protected]

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