Education Grants Specialist

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, November 15, 2019, 11:45pm


Washington, DC
United States

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Job Description:

Pay scale & grade - GS 14
Salary - $117,191 to $152,352 per year
Appointment type - Permanent
Work schedule - Full-Time

This position is in the Office of the Administrator, Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education, Office of Environmental Education.  If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.


You will:

  • Analyze, develop, and implement environmental education programs, including federal grants and cooperative agreements;
  • Manage all deliverables for the Office of Environmental Education including grant programs, contracts, the Federal Advisory committee, internship program, fellowship program, and awards programs;
  • Utilize project management principles in conjunction with software or applications such as Salesforce to develop workflows and increase the efficiency of office operations;
  • Prepare interpretive analyses and recommendations to management pertaining to issues related to Environmental Education grants programs.
  • You will spend more than 50% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Conditions of Employment

  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
  • You may be required to travel Less than 25% of each month.

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 must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.


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-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-13 level defined as coordinating or developing an environmental program, and developing workflow solutions in Salesforce.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

  1. Ability to develop appropriate solicitations or announcement notices for grant proposals;
  2. Knowledge in the field of Environmental Education;
  3. Ability to coordinate effectively across multiple organizations or workgroups;
  4. Knowledge of contract management;
  5. Ability to utilize information systems to meet strategic objectives;
  6. Knowledge of project management and/or LEAN management principles;
  7. Skill in developing policy and/or briefing papers;
  8. Ability to explain policy to diverse audiences.

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.

Job Duration:


How to Apply:

Required Documents

Documents to be submitted online:

  • --Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section.  In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
  • --Responses to the online assessment questionnaire (you must complete this online - it is not a document you need to upload).  
  • --Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy (or other copy indicating character of service), VA letter stating overall/combined disability rating (percentage), and SF-15, if applicable; active duty service members:  submit certification from the armed forces documenting active duty dates, expected discharge/release date, campaign medals/badges, and character of service (a certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged/released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after you submit the certification).
  • --Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP:  copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.
  • --Current and Former Federal Employees:  You are required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) indicating your status eligibility.  This SF-50 should include your Position Title, Pay Plan, Occupational Code, and Grade or Level.  If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a status Federal position, you need to submit your SF-50 which shows your eligibility to be considered.  If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.
  • --Current EPA Employees:  You are encouraged to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).  If you fail to provide an SF-50, we will access your Federal employment records in eOPF to verify your eligibility to be considered.  If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.
  • --If you are applying for a noncompetitive appointment, you'll need to submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy announcement.  If you want to learn more about noncompetitive appointments, visit OPM's website:  Special Appointment Authorities

.If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's website:   

Job Compensation:


Compensation Information:


$117,191 to $152,352 per year