International Environmental Program Specialist

U.S. EPA/ Office of International and Tribal Affairs
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 15

Position description

EPA's Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA) leads EPA’s international and tribal engagements, working across EPA’s programs and regions to develop and implement policy and programs that protect U.S. public health and the environment. 

Because pollution does not respect international boundaries, OITA works with other federal agencies and international organizations and individual countries to address bilateral, regional, and global environmental challenges and advance U.S. foreign policy objectives. 

Honoring the government-to-government relationship and respecting tribal treaty rights, OITA guides the Agency-wide effort to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian country, with a special emphasis on helping tribes administer their own environmental programs.




Join the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where every day is Earth Day. EPA’s Office of International Affairs (OIA) is seeking an International Environmental Protection Specialist to join our Environmental Media Program, responsible for negotiating and implementing environmental agreements and projects.

Work will focus on implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and will support: coordinating periodic U.S. reporting on compliance; analyzing new proposals or amendments to the convention; identifying and implementing activities to reduce the use or emissions of mercury in other countries bilaterally, or working through the Global Environment Facility (GEF); drafting position papers for the Conference of the Parties; and liaising with other EPA offices and other federal agencies on mercury-related matters.


The ideal candidate will have knowledge or experience in international affairs and/or chemicals; experience writing talking points, presentations, or briefing memos; have an interest in becoming a subject matter expert on mercury or multilateral environmental agreements; be adaptable to a fast-paced work environment and enjoy working both independently and on a team. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level with promotion potential to the GS-13 level.

RPCV applicants must possess non-competitive status (NCE). We cannot consider applicants who no longer have NCE.

Application instructions

Please send your cover letter, resume, and proof of NCE to Dennis Cunningham.

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