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**YOU MUST MEET ALL RECENT GRADUATES PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS BY THE CLOSING DATE**
This is a Recent Graduates position in the Pathways Program. This program provides an entry-level developmental experience with the potential to lead to a career in the Federal Government after successfully completing one year under the Program, unless the training requirements of the position warrant a longer and more structured training program. Employment under the Recent Graduates Program may not exceed two years.
More information about the Recent Graduates Program can be found here: http://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads and http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/Pathways/program/graduates/
Your salary will be based on the grade level for which you are selected and the duty station of the position.
EXCEPT UNDER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, A NEW GS EMPLOYEE WILL BE HIRED AT STEP ONE OF THE APPLICABLE GS GRADE.
This position is located in Region 5, Great Lakes National Program Office, Technical Assistance & Analysis Branch in Chicago, IL.
For more information on this office, visit their website: www.epa.gov/glnpo.
At the entry level of this position, you will:
- Provide technical assistance for the development and implementation of Great Lakes Legacy Act (GLLA) & Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) sediment remediation and habitat restoration projects.
- Assist project management and project management responsibilities in conducting planning and implementing sediment remediation and habitat restoration projects under GLLA and GLRI.
- Serve as Great Lakes Area of Concern (AOC) Task Force Lead (TFL), including coordination with State AOC leads and local Public Advisory Councils to move AOCs towards delisting. Assists in coordinating with federal, state, local and tribal entities for AOC, GLLA, and habitat restoration work.
- Brief and coordinate with EPA staff and management in coordinating AOC planning.
You will spend 25-50% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.
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.