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General Information About EZhire@EPA

EZhire@EPA is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) web-based, recruitment and employment application system. EPA employees and outside job applicants can use the system to search and apply for opportunities at the EPA You can browse job opportunities nation-wide. A simple registration process allows you to apply for positions online. You can create, edit and archive your electronic resumé in the system. Using EZhire@EPA, you can choose to be notified by email about specific job openings of interest to you and the status of each job for which you have applied. For more information on the system, go the Frequently Asked Questions section.

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Pledge To Applicants

The Office of Personnel Management, in conjunction with the Partnership for Public Service, makes this pledge to individuals seeking employment with the Federal government. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fully supports this pledge and strives to fulfill all of its components. If you have any questions regarding this pledge, as it applies to EPA or any questions or comments concerning EPA's application process, please send them to feedback.hr@epa.gov.

Browsing and selecting jobs to apply for that interest you using EZhire@EPA is fast and easy. You can begin the processing of looking for employment at EPA now [login, browse, register].

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General Employment Information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a competitive service Agency of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government. Most positions require U.S. citizenship. Click here for more information on citizenship requirements.

When browsing and applying for jobs in your field, you must first know the Standard Occupational Series Code. In order to determine if you meet the qualifications requirements for specific occupations, you should read the information contained in the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards:

The Standard Occupational Series Codes is provided to aid you in your employment search using EZhire@EPA.

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Additional Employment Opportunities at EPA

Many of the following job opportunities are not currently available using the EZhire@EPA automated recruitment system. Information on how to take advantage of these employment opportunities is provided when selecting the appropriate web site or link.

Internships, Fellowships, and Student Programs

EPA has developed several programs and resources to provide interesting opportunities for you if you are pursuing or completing your academic course of study.

Attorney and Law Clerk Jobs

Attorney positions in the Federal Government are in the excepted service and typically are hired under an appointment called Schedule A. Excepted service attorney positions are not covered by regular civil service hiring procedures. EPA hires attorneys directly, at its various locations, without conducting examinations or requesting a list of eligible applicants from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Generally, an LL.B or J.D. degree and membership in a State bar meets the minimum education requirements. The entry level grade is usually GS-9, but those with experience may qualify for higher grades.

Law clerk positions are in the excepted service and are appointed under the Schedule A authority. You are eligible for a law clerk position if you meet all requirements for an attorney position except bar membership. Appointments are made for 14 months pending admission to a State bar.

Find out about job openings by contacting the Human Resources Office in the location of your interest.

Senior Executive Service (SES) Jobs

The SES includes most managerial, supervisory, and policy positions classified above General Schedule (GS) grade 15 or equivalent positions at the EPA.

The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's) define the competencies and characteristics for positions in the SES. The ECQ's are required for entry to the Senior Executive Service and are used in selection, performance management, and leadership development for management and executive positions. Executive Core Qualifications:

ECQ 1 Leading Change
ECQ 2 Leading People
ECQ 3 Results Driven
ECQ 4 Business Acumen
ECQ 5 Building Coalitions/Communications

For a current listing of SES job opportunities at EPA visit the USAJobs web site, click on Current Job Openings, then click on Senior Executive or Agency Job Search.

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Where the Jobs Are

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters is located in downtown Washington, D.C., one of the country's most culturally rich areas. One-third of EPA's positions are in the nation's capital, regional offices and field units are located throughout the country. View of a listing of EPA offices and locations.

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EPA's Anti-Discrimination Policy

EPA is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for positions with the Agency will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences. More information on EPA's internal compliance (Title VII) programs and nondiscrimination laws and regulations can be located at http://www.epa.gov/civilrights/.

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People with Disabilities

The Federal government has a statutory obligation to engage in affirmative action with respect to the hiring, placement and advancement of individuals with disabilities. EPA is doing its part to ensure equal opportunity in employment is afforded to people with disabilities. Click here for more information on the hiring process for people with disabilities.

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Who to Contact

For more information about employment opportunities at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contact one of EPA's Shared Service Centers.


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