SEE Employment Opportunities

Open Positions by General Location:

  • WASHINGTON, DC
    • OCFO OB Program and Administrative Assistant, Level 4
    • OCFO OTS Technical Analyst and Administrative Assistant, Level 3 or 4
  • RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC
    • ORD NHEERL NCCT Scientist, Level 4
  • REGION V — IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
    • Computer Specialist, Level 4, Grosse Ile MI
    • Technical Assistant, Level 3, Chicago IL
    • Environmental Protection Specialist, Level 4, Chicago IL
  • REGION X — AK, ID, OR, WA
    • Puget Sound Program Records Manager, Level 4, Seattle WA
    • Tribal Solid Waste Liaison, Level 4, Seattle WA
    • Administrative Assistant Support, Level 4, Seattle WA
    • Energy Star Buildings Program Coordinator, Level 4, Seattle WA

How to Apply

To indicate an interest in an opening and begin the application process, please provide the following information to the appropriate contact below.

  1. Position ID or Title – Each position displays a Position ID such as DC 3-X, or a Title
  2. Your name
  3. Mailing address
  4. Telephone number
  5. Email address
  6. Acknowledgement that your age is 55 or older
  7. Resume (or Enrollee Application)
  8. Cover letter (optional)

If you are selected for a SEE position, you will be formally invited to complete online the Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions, so that EPA can conduct a background investigation (which will include fingerprinting). This SF85 is available online so you can see what the questions are.

General Information

If you feel that you have technical or administrative skills that would benefit the Environmental Protection Agency, you may submit a resume for future consideration. Level III positions start at $10.30 per hour. Level IV positions generallly require a college degree and start at $12.72 per hour.

Benefits

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Pre-Enrollment Information

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Open Positions in Washington, DC

– Last Updated 02/23/2017

You may use any of the following methods (Email, Fax, U.S. Mail or Telephone) to submit the required information for open positions in Washington, DC:

  • Email: ling@napca.org
  • Fax: 202-776-0308
  • U.S. Mail: NAPCA SEE Program 1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, #320 Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone: 202-776-0306

 

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Office of Budget (OB)

Program Assistant / Administrative Assistant, Level 4

NAPCA needs a senior 55 years of age or older (PL-98-313) to work under the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program, for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Resource and Information Management in Washington, D. C.

Qualifications: Have a college degree and at least seven years of experience in budget, administrative support and logistics. Be proficient with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Have excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills.

Responsibilities and Duties:
– Provide support in all aspects of records management; research agency policies; provide advice and recommendations for retaining/disposing of OB records (Paper and electronic) and develop
Procedures for doing do.
– Maintain calendar, schedule meetings and conference rooms; track events, deadlines, staff leave in calendars; answer phones and respond to inquiries.
– Prepare purchase orders, printing requests, training and travel requests for signature. Understand and review office and agency policies and provide advice and guidance to requestors to ensure compliance. Follow through to completion of requests.
– Provide administrative support to Office Director and Deputy in absence of their Assistant.
– Review and enter OB correspondence and other required documentation in the agency Correspondence Management System; follow through to closure of each item.
– Edit, proofread, format correspondence and other documents; provide recommendations for clarity and accuracy; prepare correspondence for signature.
– Make copies and coordinate processing and delivery of documents.

$12.72 per hour / 40 hours per week. Temporary year-to-year. Holidays, vacation, sick leave, insurance.

 

Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Office of Technology Solutions (OTS)

Technical Analyst and Administrative Assistant, Level 3 or 4

NAPCA needs a senior 55 years of age or older (PL-98-313) to work under the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program, for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Technology Solutions, Immediate Office in Washington, D. C.

Qualifications: Must be at least 55 years of age. Have a college degree and at least five years of experience in office support and administrative duties. Be proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Have excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills.

Responsibilities and Duties: Perform analytical and administrative support functions that promote the effective operation of the Office of Technology Solutions. Assist with carrying out special projects, as assigned. Assist with coordinating the clerical and administrative operations of the organization and ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of these operations. Conduct special projects of an analytical or administrative nature including: property and computer inventory, software and hardware library inventory, records management, filing and file maintenance setup, leave schedule management, organizing audit documentation, and others. Assist OTS managers with the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures to improve the day-to-day operations of the Office. Assist OTS managers with the preparation of memorandums, reports, letters, phone lists, procurement requests, meeting agendas, presentations, and other documentation. Manage Office Director’s calendar. Prepare travel reservations, non-sensitive personnel, and other official documentation. Assist with the coordination and ordering of computer and telecom equipment for staff and contractors. Schedule meetings and conference rooms for managers and staff, as needed. Organize conferences and off site meetings. Other duties within SEE program limits, as assigned.

Depending on qualifications, $12.72 per hour (Level 4) or $11.50 per hour (Level 3) / 40 hours per week. Temporary year-to-year. Holidays, vacation, sick leave, paid medical insurance.

Send your resume and cover letter to Ling@napca.org.

 

 

 

 

Open Positions in Research Triangle Park, NC

– Last Updated 02/23/2017

You may use any of the following methods (Email, Fax, U.S. Mail or Telephone) to submit the required information for open positions in Research Triangle Park, NC:

  • Email: ling@napca.org
  • Fax: 202-776-0308
  • U.S. mail: NAPCA SEE Program 1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, #320 Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone: 202-776-0306

 

Office of Research & Development (ORD)

National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL)

National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT)

Scientist, Level IV

 
NAPCA needs a senior 55 years of age or older (PL-98-313) to work under the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program, for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Qualifications: Must be at least 55 years of age and have a college degree in Chemistry with at least two years of experience in chemical library management and chemistry. Have training in use of chemical structure drawing tools (e.g., ACD Labs, Marvin). Be proficient with MS Word and Excel.

Responsibilities and Duties:
– Review source information and register new chemical substances with correct structures into the Distributed Structure-Searchable Toxicity (DSSTox) chemical database using provided software tools.
– Correct and document chemical record changes, store printouts.
– Consult with Pl and chemistry team to resolve difficult issues with a chemical representation in the database.

$12.72 per hour / 40 hours per week. Temporary year-to-year. Holidays, vacation, sick leave, insurance.

 

 

Open Positions in Region V — IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

– Last updated 03/02/2017

You may use any of the following methods to submit the required information for open positions in Region V:

  • Email: michellek@napca.org
  • Fax: 312-913-0982 U.S. Mail: NAPCA SEE Program, 122 South Michigan, Suite 1414 Chicago, IL 60603
  • Telephone: 312-913-0979

 
 

POSITION TITLE: Computer Specialist, Level 4

LOCATION: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V, Large Lakes Research Station, ESB-RMD, 9311 Groh Road, Grosse Ile MI

GENERAL FUNCTION:
The position serves as the focal point of liaison and coordination for information, technology, and computer support activities for the Grosse Ile, Michigan Office. The position works closely with the US EPA Region 5 Resources Management Division Information Management Branch staff to complete projects and carry out activities. The position carries out specialized duties with a continuing responsibility for projects, questions, or problems that arise within the assigned area.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• MUST BE AT LEAST 55 YEARS OF AGE TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF PL98-313.
• College graduated with computer major will be a plus.
• Knowledge of IBM or IBM compatible personal and notebook computers and standard software such as Microsoft Office Applications (Word , PowerPoint, Excel), Adobe Acrobat, Lotus Applications, Crosstalk dBase for windows, and other standard Agency software and other programs necessary for the office.
• Skill in the use of IBM or IBM compatible personal and notebook computer and skill in the efficient application of standard software to a variety of applications, and ability to troubleshoot existing programs and devise modifications to resolve problems as they arise.
• Knowledge of databases and in the Intranet/Internet in order to access and process data into various reports and to provide instruction.
• Knowledge of information technology systems to perform routine and recurring assignments and identify and resolve issues and problems.
• Ability to prepare and update instructions and operating procedures and provide information and assistance to customers.
• Ability to evaluate established methods and procedures and prepares recommendations for changes in methods and practices where appropriate and ensures the application of appropriate measures to the assignment.
• Knowledge of and skill in applying backup and recovery procedures sufficient to maintain database operations, assist in returning disrupted database systems to normal operations, and create reports and manipulate data in response to customer requirements.

POSITION DUTIES:
• Serves as a coordinator/point of contact for Grosse Ile, MI office computer activities predominantly for the EPA staff, and telephones and electronic systems.
• Assists the LAN administrator to manage, operate, and maintain the office LAN, including software programs.
• Installs/assists with the installation of hardware and software upgrades, troubleshoots problems by observing and describing problems.
• Maintains an inventory of computer hardware and software and general computer supplies.
• Establishes working relationships with Federal/state/local agencies subject matter specialists and community organizations to obtain/exchange information, coordinate efforts, and resolve problems.

SALARY: $12.72 per hour, 40 hours per week. Free medical insurance, self-paid dental insurance. 15 vacation days and 12 sick days plus other benefits.

 
 

POSITION TITLE: Technical Assistant, Level 3

LOCATION: US EPA Water Enforcement and Compliance Branch, Section 2, Water Division, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL

GENERAL FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Water Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Branch, the SEE enrollee performs administrative and technical duties related to scanning, naming and properly categorizing enforcement files to support the Branch’s overall mission.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• MUST BE AT LEAST 55 YEARS OF AGE TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF PL98-313.
• High school graduate/GED.
• Excellent Organization skills.
• Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people.
• Experience with using computers, scanners and data entry.

POSITION DUTIES:
• Scanning and naming files. Independently scans documents to determine proper data entry into name consistent with naming protocol.
• Provides additional support to EPA Region 5 Water Division as assigned.

BENEFITS: $10.30 per hour, 30 hours per week. Free medical insurance, self-paid dental insurance. 15 vacation days, 12 sick leave days, and other benefits.

 

 
 

POSITION TITLE: Environmental Protection Specialist – Level 4

LOCATION: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region V
Superfund Division / Enforcement Services Section #3 (ESS #3)

77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604 (SRC-7J)

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Under the direction of a monitor, The Enrollee is responsible for reviewing and mailing Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests, entering and retrieving related information into and from databases, referring requests to appropriate individuals, and updating the soon due list. The Enrollee is responsible for exercising independent judgment in caring out the assigned duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• MUST BE AT LEAST 55 YEAR OF AGE TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF PL98-313.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Arts. In lieu of college degree 10 years of office administrative experience is acceptable which will consider as Level III $10.50.
• Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, and precedents.
• Excellent proofreading and analytical skills in order to make judgements to determine the significance of FOIA requests.
• Computer literate, Window 7 operating system and Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Access) and Internet search experience.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Ability to work independently and deal effectively in team interactions.
• A general knowledge of environmental rules and regulations, particularly the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Acts (SARA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Freedom of Information Act, and the Privacy Act, is desirable.

POSITION DUTIES:
• Prepare response to FOIA request. This includes speaking with the requestors, making file folders, coordinating information with people inside and outside of the agency and responding to questions. Also be responsible for inputting information into FOIAONLINE.
• Maintains a mail tracking log for ESS#3.
• Checks and reviews Freedom of Information Number (FOIA), name address and other data for accuracy, and appropriateness before taking the letter down for signature; updates soon due list.

SALARY: Level 4 ($12.72), Level 3 ($10.50) per hour, 32 hours per week
32 hours with free health insurance, self-paid dental,
15 vacation days and 12 sick days (prorated if less than 40hours plus other benefits).

 
 

 

 

Open Positions in Region X — AK, ID, OR, WA

– Last updated 02/15/2017

You may use any of the following methods to submit the required information for Region X openings:

  • Email: Lois@napca.org
  • Fax: 206-624-1023
  • U.S. Mail to: NAPCA SEE Region X Project Director 1511 Third Avenue, Suite 914 Seattle WA 98101
  • Telephone: 206-838-8163

 
 

EPA / SEE Puget Sound Program Records Manager, Level 4, Seattle WA

NAPCA needs a senior 55 years of age or older (PL-98-313) to work under the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program, for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Seattle, WA.

Required Qualifications: Must be 55 years of age or older. Have a college degree, and at least ten years of experience in records administration and administrative work. Have ability to work independently, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Have experience with Excel or Access database data entry, and able to track and demonstrate work progress and to plan work to reach a specified goal over a desired time frame. Experience with calendaring and setting up meetings. Able to maneuver boxes of files, up to 20 pounds.

Desired Qualifications: Background in records development and experience as a librarian. Knowledge of Versatile records management software, federal records retention schedule and archiving. Experience with setting up webinars and conference equipment.

Job Description: Serve as the Records Manager for the Puget Sound Program, work with staff members to complete ongoing records management tasks. Attend necessary meetings, provide support for FOIA, litigation, congressional, and other records requests. Sort through boxes of materials to determine classification as records, research material, or disposable. Archive files and input records in to the Versatile system per records procedures. Purge, dispose, or transfer records as required, retrieve records as needed. Provide technical expertise and support to EPA staff and managers on records management. Learn and use scheduler and conference room equipment, set up meetings, webinars, and other media for program staff. Aid in office-wide clean-up events and record searches. Perform other administrative work as needed, including use of collaborative tools such as Sharepoint.

$13.72 per hour / 40 hours per week. Temporary year-to-year. Paid medical insurance, self-paid dental insurance, holidays, vacation, and sick leave. EOE.

Send your resume and cover letter to Lois@napca.org by March 8, 2017.

 

EPA / SEE Tribal Solid Waste Liaison, Level 4, Seattle WA

NAPCA needs a senior 55 years of age or older (PL-98-313) to work under the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program, for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Seattle, WA.

Required Qualifications: Must be 55 years of age or older. Have at least five years of experience in solid and hazardous waste management, and a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Proficient working in Windows, MS Word and Excel. Have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and high attention to detail. Successful experience working independently and with diverse cultures.

Job Description: Establish and build relationships between federally recognized tribes in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, and the EPA. Provide technical assistance and training on all facets of sustainable waste management to tribes, including field training and presentations at conferences/workshops. Directly support tribes by providing outreach on waste resources, and assisting with program development including grant-writing and tribal code enforcement assistance. Provide tribes with solid waste management compliance assistance, education, grants and technical assistance and training, data collection, updating IHS/SDS data system, and field report writing. Review solid waste components of EPA Tribal Environmental Plans (ETEPs), track regional solid waste programmatic measures, and perform other duties as assigned. Travel locally or overnight several times per month. May make site visits to open dumps, wearing appropriate safety equipment.

$12.72 per hour / 24 to 28 hours per week. Temporary year-to-year. Holidays, vacation, and sick leave. Enrollee-paid dental insurance available. EOE.

Send your resume and cover letter to Lois@napca.org.

 

 

EPA / SEE Administrative Assistant Support

NAPCA needs a senior 55 years of age or older (PL-98-313) to work under the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program, for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Seattle, WA.

Required Qualifications:  Must be 55 years of age or older and have at least five years of experience in administrative work, paralegal, records or database management. Strongly preferred skills include a minimum of one (1) year of federal contract administration and/or paralegal experience, such experience to include review and response to document production requests (under FOIA and discovery).

Candidate must also demonstrate experience working with an e-discovery software, preferably Relativity.  Be proficient working in Windows directory structure, MS Word and Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Reader, and online or other records management software. Have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and attention to detail.

Job Description:  General administrative support, records management, and electronic document review for an important EPA project. Work closely with a team to process electronic and paper documents according to prescribed deadlines and agency policies and procedures. Collect, organize, and manage the paper and electronic files, including the correspondence record and FOIA documents in accordance with agency policies and procedures. Organize and update electronic and paper correspondence record. Position could include redaction work, copying and scanning.

$12.72 per hour / 36-40 hours per week. Temporary year-to-year. Paid medical insurance, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.  EOE.

Send your resume and cover letter to Lois@napca.org

 

 

EPA SEE ENERGY STAR Buildings Program Coordinator

NAPCA needs a senior 55 years of age or older (PL-98-313) to work under the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program, for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Seattle, Washington.

Qualifications:  Must be at least 55 years of age and have a college degree in energy, science, engineering, or a related technical field, with at least two years of experience in green retrofits, energy audits, energy management and efficiency and/or conservation.  Desired credentials: licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical Engineering preferred) or Registered Architect. Must possess an ability to work independently, proficiency with PC tools, strong technical skills as well as oral, written, and presentation skills.

Responsibilities and Duties:  Provide leadership, technical support, and general support for the ENERGY STAR Program.  Provide technical research and project planning support for the Region 10 clean energy efforts.  Provide program assistance and information to clients and the public, recruit participants, and partner with regional energy efficiency organizations.  Develop and present ENERGY STAR training.  Maintain working relationship with the national ENERGY STAR program.  Manage the day-to-day program work of the ENERGY STAR programs.  Some travel.

$12.72 per hour.  30-40 hours per week, flexible.  Temporary year-to-year.  Holidays, vacation, sick leave, paid medical insurance.  EOE.

Send your resume and cover letter to lois@napca.org.  Be sure to include your experience and qualifications for this position, and list related employment and other green/ sustainable efforts you have been involved with (e.g., green building, energy conservation, pollution prevention, ENERGY STAR, LEED or Build Green).