Student Trainee (Environmental Protection Specialist)

Environmental Protection Agency
Washington D.C.
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA.

This is an Internship position in the Pathways Program. This program provides students in high schools, colleges, trade schools, and other qualifying educational institutions with paid opportunities to work and explore Federal careers while completing their education.

More information about the Pathways Program can be found here: and

This position is located in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Transportation and Air Quality in Ann Arbor, MI or in Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website:

Your salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected and the duty station of the position.

One or more positions may be filled.

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  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply)
  • Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You Must submit transcrips + proof of enrollment (see Required Documents).
  • You must be enrolled at least half-time during your appointment.
  • 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-07 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as experience applying the principles of coursework in data collection, measurement, and analysis; OR 1 full year of graduate level education; or superior academic achievement degree in any academic discipline.

    Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: skills in modifying, utilizing, and troubleshooting data management systems and applications. Ability to interpret and apply regulations, policies, rules, and procedures. Ability to conduct technical research and analyze information. Ability work collaboratively with a team. Knowledge of established principles and procedures related to a wide range of duties in several functional areas and apply them in the coordination of data management and the evaluation of database and other related problems. Skills in preparing and presenting informational briefing to a diverse audience. Skills to communicate effectively in writing, and skill to communicate orally. Skills using standard data storage and manipulation tools such as SQL and Microsoft Exel. Ability to provide written guidance geared to internal users as well as external stakeholders with a variety of technical or administrative background.
    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.

    As part of the application process, you are required to resubmit college tanscript or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcements. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with the EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here:

    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.

    If you are selected, the entire period served under the Internship Program will be a trial period.

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