SEE Employment Opportunities

Open Positions by General Location:

  • WASHINGTON, DC
    • OEI Special Assistant / Communications Specialist, Level 3
    • OEI OITO Communications Specialist, Level 3
    • OCFO OTS Technical Analyst and Administrative Assistant, Level 3 or 4
  • RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC
    • ORD NHEERL NCCT Scientific Tracking Specialist, Level 4
    • 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
    • OCE File Clerk, Level 2, 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 04/28/2017

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 Environmental Information (OEI)/
Office of Business Operations and Services and Office of Digital Services and Technical Architecture

Special Assistant/Communications Specialist, Level III

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 Washington, DC.
General Functions: Serves as an Assistant to the Office of Business Operations and Services and the Office of Digital Services and Technical Architecture.

Qualifications: Must be 55 years of age or older. High school graduate. Have at least fifteen years of experience in working in an office environment. Proficient working in Windows, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and high attention to detail.

Job Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Organizational assistance: Working with management to assist in improving organizational efficiencies. This may include creating a series of organized binders by topic, setting up a new filing structure, creating helpful visual cues around the office.
– Calendar expertise: Tracking incoming requests for meetings. Triaging requests and either responding directly or coordinating input from a group and providing a consolidated response to scheduling conflicts. Examples include: coordinating and triaging meeting requests into outlook and adjusting the schedule for the office leadership. Managing the dissemination of all meeting materials. Attending weekly calendaring meetings to strategize on critical items. Monitoring and maintaining the office conference room space.
– Office supplies: Developing and maintaining an interoffice office supply system. Cataloging existing items. Collecting new requests on a regular basis and performing cost-comparison analysis. Assisting staff and purchase card holders with processing requests.
– General office duties: Performing a wide range of general office duties which may include, distributing mail, emailing documents, copying, faxing, scanning, shredding, etc.
– Other duties as assigned (Special Projects, etc)

$11.50 per hour / 40 hours per week. Temporary year-to-year. Holidays, vacation, sick leave, insurance.

 

Office of Environmental Information (OEI)/ Office of Information Technology Operations (OITO)/ Endpoint and Collaboration Solutions Division; Washington, DC Operations Division and Desktop Support Services Division

Special Assistant/Communications Specialist, Level III

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 Washington, DC.
Qualifications: Must be 55 years of age or older. Have at least fifteen years of experience in Software and Hardware/Information Technology. Proficient working in Windows, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and high attention to detail.

Responsibilities and Duties:
– Preparing weekly activity reports – for example, coordinating and requesting metrics on specific IT services in support of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Strategic Advisory Committee; the Office of Information Technology Operations (OITO) Bi-weekly Report for the Office of Environmental Information-Immediate Office (OEI-IO) or OITO Weekly Transmittal Report.
– Tracking incoming requests form Sr. Leadership. Triaging requests and either responding directly or coordinating input from a group and providing a consolidated response. For example, coordinating and requesting metrics on specific IT services in support of the CIO Strategic Advisory Committee.
– Proofreading and editing of communications materials for the Divisions
– Preparing briefings and memos for Division Directors and Team Leaders
– Maintaining SharePoint site for Divisions
– Asset Management / Tracking
– Coordinating special events for the organization and other duties as assigned

$11.50 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 04/14/2017

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)

Scientific Tracking Specialist, 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 bachelor’s degree in science and with at least one year of experience in some type of contract and science. A general science background will be helpful to better understand the documentation. Must be proficient with MS Word and Excel, and having ability to understand basic science and communicate effectively.
Responsibilities and Duties:
– Assist National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) staff with data entry and tracking of various types of products and invoices using existing software and spreadsheets.
– Assist with tracking and documenting changes for various programs within the Center. Will be asked to add Metadata to existing documents.
– Research or analyze various data or documents that pertain to an EPA clearance for an EPA employee to take action.
– Shepherd documentation and add cost numbers to NCCT maintained spreadsheet for various programs.

$12.72 per hour / 15 -25 hours per week. Temporary year-to-year. Holidays, vacation, sick leave.

 
 

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 05/04/2017

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 OCE File Clerk, 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 experience in administrative work, especially with records and database management. Proficient working in Windows directory structure, MS Word and Excel, and online or other records management software. Have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and high attention to detail. Have excellent organizational skills and multitasking abilities.

Job Description: Support staff in EPA’s Office of Compliance and Enforcement. Organize and keep current folders up to date. Create new files with records retention schedule. Create proper labels and folders. Maintain existing files and file plans, follow destruction procedures, follow archiving procedures. Archive files per established retention schedule and procedures. Process FOIA request per Subject Matter Expert instructions. Receive and distribute mail per instructions. Other office and clerical duties as assigned.

Temporary year-to-year. If 24 to 29 hours per week, $15.00 per hour (no medical insurance). If 30 to 40 hours per week, $15.00 per hour, or $13.50 per hour with premium-paid medical insurance. Holidays, vacation, and sick leave. EOE.

Send your resume and cover letter to Lois@napca.org by May 18, 2017.

 

 

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).