Program Specialist

Environmental Protection Agency
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 12

Position description

At the entry level of this position, you will:

-Serve as an advisor to managers on ways to improve the effectiveness of administrative work methods and procedures.

-Serve as the office’s records management official defining, monitoring, and preserving critical Agency information.

-Coordinate human resource (HR) related activities and provide information on HR related inquiries.

-Evaluate, process, and make recommendations for organizational change.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.


Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit a resume and required documents--see How to Apply section.
  • You may be required to travel less than 25% of each month.

This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.


You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

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

To qualify for the GS-09 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-07 level defined as interpreting and applying administrative procedures, regulations, and processes in an organization; 

- OR master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related; degree in an academic discipline related to this position

- OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Ability to interpret administrative regulations, directives, and policies; 2) Ability to apply records management policies and procedures; 3) Ability to develop administrative plans and procedures; 4) Ability to manage an organization’s records management program.; 5) Knowledge of human resources practices and policies; 6) Ability to manage personnel actions; 7) Skill in written communication; 8) Skill in analyzing data.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

If you have part-time work experience, read this:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

Application instructions

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