Job Overview

Summary

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:  http://www.epa.gov

This position is located in Suspension and Debarment Division (SDD), Office of Grants and Debarment (OGD), Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM), Washington, DC.  For more information on this office, visit their website:  http://www.epa.gov.oarm. 
This position is in the excepted service.

Duties

At the entry level of this position, you will: 
-Participate with the Director, Suspension and Debarment Division (SDD), senior attorneys and investigators in the investigation of alleged misconduct on EPA projects.
-Review applicable program, procurement, and/or assistance regulations; pre-award and funding documents, administration, and technical reports. Correspond and coordinate with appropriate program officials, Office of General Counsel and Offices of Regional Counsel, Office of Inspector General, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Department of Justice, and other offices or agencies as necessary; participate in witness interviews; and analyze findings.
-Develop and prepare Action Referral Memoranda (ARMS) to the agency's Suspension and Debarment Decision Officials for issuance of notices of suspension and/or proposed debarment.
-Develop, prepare and present the Government's case before the Suspension and Debarment Decision Officials in Matters in Opposition proceedings.
-Negotiate and prepare compliance/settlement agreements with opposing parties for endorsement by the Suspension and Debarment Decision Official, ensuring that all EPA and other Federal interests are addressed and protected.
-Assist senior staff in the development of regulations, policies, and procedures for the management of the suspension and debarment program for the Division, Offices of Regional Counsel, and others as appropriate.
-Assist senior staff in preparing responses to inquiries by EPA, congressional, federal, state, local, and private sectors concerning EPA compliance cases, policies, and procedures.
-Assist senior staff in preparing training courses and rendering general assistance to EPA, other Federal departments and agencies, and State and local officials in the suspension and debarment regulations and procedures.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.