Environmental Protection Specialist

US Environmental Protection Agency, Stratospheric Protection Division
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Mar 06

Position description

SPD is responsible for a variety of programmatic and analytical activities to heal the Earth’s stratospheric ozone layer and tackle climate change. We accomplish this by implementing domestic regulations under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, international engagement including under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol). , partnership programs, technical expertise, scientific and policy analyses, effective communication, and stakeholder engagement. SPD is responsible for a suite of regulatory programs implementing the AIM Act to phase-down climate-damaging HFCs over the next 15 years. This position offers an opportunity to be a part of a dynamic team responsible for implementing programs that will significantly reduce GHG emissions in the U.S. and at the international level.




Duties May Include
• Supporting the regulatory development process to propose, finalize, and implement the AIM Act and Title VI of the Clean Air Act. Major ongoing regulations currently being developed include:
o Regulations to reduce emissions and maximize reclaim of HFCs
o Regulations to limit HFC across three major sectors where HFCs are currently used: foams, aerosols, and refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pumps.
o Regulations to phase down the production and import of HFCs. 

• Collecting and reviewing data and information to inform technical and policy analyses, tools, and documents that support regulatory development, reporting, and implementation of regulations developed by SPD.

• Implementing efficient business processes to support all aspects of the HFC phase-down. 

• Developing technical expertise in key sectors where HFCs continue to be widely used and in industry sectors where expanded HFCs use is expected or emerging. 

• Provides routine technical, data and policy support to implement and enforce the AIM Act and Title VI of the CAA and the Montreal Protocol.

• Reviews statutes, regulations, standards, policies, and operating guidance for routine analytical activities.

• Performs other duties as assigned.



• Knowledge and skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods used in legal or policy analysis and/or economic analysis. 
• Ability to quickly learn, stay up to date on complex policy and technical issues related to ODS/HFCs and their substitutes.  
• Ability to work in a high-energy team environment.
• Ability to assist with planning and help organizing team efforts to evaluate, implement and recommend solutions to policy and technical challenges. 
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
• Other skills for successful performance of the duties for this position include: effective meeting practices and situational management skills; time management skills; project management skills; ability to provide high-quality, accurate work products; and the ability to adjust to changing priorities if needed.



Application instructions

Please send your resume, statement of interest, academic transcripts, and documentation of your non-competitive job eligibility to Kirsten Cappel ([email protected]). 

Please be sure to indicate you saw this position on Globaljobs.org