To protect human health and the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts; runs programs that control and reduce pollution; and works with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and Native American tribal nations to conduct environmental research and set and enforce environmental standards.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Regional offices: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle, plus 16 laboratories nationwide.
The Environmental Protection Agency ranked 5th out of 30 agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 68.8.
EZ-Hire is EPA’s web-based recruitment and application system, accessed through OPM’s USAJOBS Web site. This system allows applicants to browse, register, receive electronic notification of vacancies and apply to EPA jobs. Use of EZ-Hire and USAJOBS has helped EPA compete successfully with the private sector for environmental engineers, scientists, lawyers and other environmental professionals. A variety of intern programs, as well as an active presence at all levels of the education system keep EPA’s name and work known to potential applicants. EPA also retains a strong presence in appropriate professional societies and organizations whose members serve as a source of quality applicants for mid- and senior- level positions within the agency. The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program provides an opportunity for retired and unemployed older Americans age 55 and over to share their expertise with the EPA.
During FY 2007 and 2008, EPA granted 36 recruitment bonuses totaling $345,498 and 29 student loan repayments totaling $163,618 to assist in its recruitment efforts.
EPA will continue to hire in the broad professional areas that are at the core of its mission, such as environmental engineers, scientists, lawyers and other environmental professionals, as well as in key support functions such as contract specialists and program/management analysts. EPA will also recruit undergraduate and graduate students for its various intern programs.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
Designed to help a broad audience of job seekers, policy makers and agency leaders, Where the Jobs Are identifies nearly 273,000 mission-critical employment opportunities that will be available in the federal government from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2012.