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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Environmental Protection Assistant , GS-0029-3/4/5

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:RTP-R1-OT-2012-0003

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$27,256.00 to $44,500.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, May 1, 2012 to Tuesday, May 1, 2012




Full-time - Temporary not-to-exceed 120 days.




MANY vacancies - Boston, MA, USView Map


Students who are continuing their education beyond the current semester on at

least a half-time basis.  To remain eligible, students must be enrolled at least half-time for the duration of their appointment.


NOTE:  This announcement will remain open until we have received 100 applications, or 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date, whichever comes first.


Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be.  We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA.  See more about us here:

Salary will be based on the GS level for which you may qualify.  These positions are located in different offices in Region 1, Boston, MA.  
For more information on this office, visit their website:


  • You must submit resume and required documents (See How to Apply)
  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must provide proof of enrollment (See Required Documents)
  • This position does not have portable work and the selectee may not telework
  • This is a temporary position


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At the entry level of this position, you will: 


-Review files, records and other documents to compile information pertaining to environmental programs.


-Provide assistance on procedural requirements and formats for filing various applications, permits, or related forms and documents which may be required.


-Conduct information searches and reviews references and guidelines.


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You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.


We are looking for qualifications related to this position as described below:


GS-3: Six months general experience and OR one year above high school. 


GS-4: One year of general full time experience - OR two years of education above high school with courses related to this position.


GS-5: One year of specialized experience working in an office providing administrative or clerical support; experience reviewing and maintaining files and documents - OR 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in any academic discipline.

You must be a student who is continuing your education beyond the current semester on at least a half-time basis. To remain eligible, you must be enrolled at least half-time for the duration of your appointment.


We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility, and notify you if you meet these requirements.

To preview questions please click here.


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You will begin earning annual and sick leave after 90 days of employment. To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.


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


This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment.  The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.


This position is not in the bargaining unit.


If you have part-time work experience, read this: (



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.


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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you
submit your application for this position.

To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the
right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all
required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire.  To be
considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM
Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the
USA Jobs document portfolio feature.

If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office
listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior
to the closing date of this announcement.  You must provide complete
application materials by the closing date of this announcement.


For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application
package is received, go to .


Documents to be submitted on-line:

--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section.  In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific.  We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.


--Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire

--College transcripts - required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.

--Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy, VA Letter, and SF-15, if applicable; active duty military submit statement of service from commanding officer documenting dates of active duty and any campaign medals/badges; include character of service.


--Official documentation which verifies you will be attending an accredited educational institution at least half-time beyond the current semester. The definition of half-time is determined by the school which you are enrolled.


Latera Marks
Phone: 800-433-9633
Fax: 919-541-0724
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, MD C639-02
Research Triangle Pk, NC
Fax: 919-541-0724


You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.  You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration.  We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education.  If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

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