Environmental Grants Specialist
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.
This position is designated as Moderate 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.
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-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined as assisting in implementing and/or monitoring of an environmental education program; coordinating the process of grants or grant-making, especially in federal grants, as a grantee, a project officer, a grant program manager, etc.
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as facilitating and monitoring an environmental education or outreach program; coordinating the process of grants or grant-making, especially in federal grants, as a grantee, a project officer, a grant program manager, etc. and experience providing environmental education in a formal and/or informal setting, such as: classrooms, zoos/aquariums, nature centers, community centers, etc.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of environmental education theories and practices; 2) Ability to implement and manage programs and/or projects; 3) Ability to collaborate with multiple partners on projects, especially related to grants; 4) Skill in oral communication; 5) Skill in reasoning through and synthesizing statues, regulations, and other legal documents applicable to grants; 6) Skill in written communication; 7) Skill in developing education and outreach materials or programs; 8) Ability to identify and negotiate solutions to complex problems.
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.
This position is located in the Office of the Administrator, Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education, Office of Environmental Education in Washington, DC.
For more information on this office, visit their website: Office of the Administrator
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
This position is in the bargaining unit.
Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures
EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.Read more
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the online assessment. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.
NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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