Training and Curriculum Specialist

US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Justice

About the organization

For over 25 years, EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) has worked to address the disproportionately adverse human health and environmental impacts in overburdened communities by integrating environmental justice considerations throughout the Agency. Created in 1992, OEJ coordinates Agency efforts to address the needs of vulnerable populations by decreasing environmental burdens, increasing environmental benefits, and working collaboratively to build healthy, sustainable communities. OEJ provides financial and technical assistance to communities working constructively and collaboratively to address environmental justice issues. The Office also works with local, state, and federal governments; tribal governments; community organizations; business and industry; and academia, to establish partnerships seeking to achieve protection from environmental and health hazards for all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income.


This position functions as Training Officer and Curriculum Specialist for the Office of Environmental Justice. The purpose of the position is to provide for a program of multi-level training for EJ program personnel, lead development of other trainings on EJ for EPA program staff, and lead development and maintenance of trainings for external stakeholders.

Plans, develops and implements a comprehensive training program that identifies and fulfills the training needs for EJ program personnel to gain full competency in implementing the EJ program.

Supports the planning, development, and implementation of training programs to meet the EJ training needs of program personnel outside of the EJ program in coordination with regional and program colleagues.

Plans, develops and implements a comprehensive set of training materials for external stakeholders, principally for community members, other federal agencies, and state, Tribal and local governments.

Plans, directs, and/or implements special programs such as EJ program mentoring program, new staff onboarding, and other developmental training for EJ program staff as necessary and requested.

Responsible for the organization, administration and direction of training programs in the EJ program. Initiates, plans, develops, coordinates and schedules training programs for the EJ program’s employees.


Mastery of, and skill in applying learning theories, concepts, laws, regulations, and principles, as well as state-of-the-art training and curriculum development theories and practices.

Experience advising management on training-related issues such as establishing comprehensive training programs and identifying and proposing alternative training and curriculum options. Skill in written and oral communication sufficient to prepare and present findings and recommend and/or carry-out specific action(s) regarding difficult issues, and/or prepare evolving instructional materials.

Knowledge of complex interrelated activity of the missions, organizations, functions and operations of the agency and the EJ program.

Thorough and detailed knowledge of and ability to apply various methods and techniques for analyzing and developing creative solutions to various training and curriculum development needs by EPA staff and external stakeholders.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit resume, cover letter and proof of NCE to [email protected]

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