About SEE Program
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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Administered by EPA, this program provides older workers with an opportunity to remain active using their matured skills in meaningful tasks that support a wide variety of environmental programs.
In 1984, the Environmental Programs Assistance Act (PL98-313) authorized EPA to establish a program of grants/cooperative agreements to Federal, State, and local environmental agencies for projects of pollution prevention, abatement, and control.
To implement this program, EPA and other Federal and State environmental offices fund cooperative agreements with national aging organizations that have been authorized by the Secretary of Labor. These organizations recruit qualified candidates to work in positions in Washington, DC, laboratories nationwide and in regional offices. Regional offices are located in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Kansas City, KS; Denver, CO; San Francisco, CA; and Seattle, WA.
SEE workers are not federal employees, nor are they employees of the grantee organization. They are SEE Program enrollees/participants. Their salary, benefits, vacation and sick leave, and any personnel actions or issues are administered by the grantee organization. Their productivity is monitored by a Federal employee.
Types of SEE Program enrollment positions include:
- clerical (non-typing) - messenger, receptionist, file clerk, and copy machine operator;
- clerical (typing) - clerk-typist, secretarial support, and administrative assistant;
- technical - such as physical science technician, grant specialist, writer-editor, technical researcher, and technical writer; and
- professional - such as: engineer, scientist and accountant.
US Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, MC: 3605A
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: (202) 564-0420
Fax: (202) 564-0735