Application Programmer / Environmental Policy Analyst (Computer Science Focus)

Job posting
Closing date: 15 December 2019

About the organization

At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you'll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career.


This position is in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Clean Air Markets Division in Washington, DC. For more information on our office, visit


EPA's Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) is seeking an IT Specialist, Computer Scientist, or Environmental Policy Analyst interested in implementing and managing air programs, such as the Acid Rain Program (ARP) and Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), and working on its related environmental data through data analysis and developing applications to collect data and communicate with the public. 


CAMD is responsible for a variety of programs and analytical activities related to managing electricity sector emissions. Those activities include providing software tools for power plants to report emission data; states, researchers, and the public to access those data; and power companies to comply with the programs. CAMD also analyzes electricity sector emission data to support new rulemakings, assess program performance, and to tell stories about environmental change. We use a variety of tools and computer languages to accomplish these tasks, including R, Python, JavaScript, and SQL.


We are looking for an individual with an interest and aptitude for developing IT applications, performing analyses, understanding policy, and implementing air programs.


  • Interested candidates should be enthusiastic, organized self-starters with education and/or experience in:
  • Developing applications to collect data and communicate with the public;
  • Organizing and analyzing large data sets; and
  • Working on projects in a team environment.



How to apply

Expressions of Interest

​Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the Chief of the Emission Monitoring Branch.


You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following:

  • computer science,
  • ​information systems,
  • ​software development,
  • math or statistics,
  • behavioral or social science, or
  • related disciplines appropriate to the position;



  • a combination of education and experience equivalent to a major as listed;



  • four years of experience that demonstrate you have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major as listed.


In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below:



  • bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement,
  • 1 year of graduate-level education, or
  • 1 year of experience equivalent to at least GS-5.


  • 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree, or
  • master's or equivalent graduate degree, or
  • 1 year of experience equivalent to at least GS-7.


Washington, DC 20460
United States
Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):

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