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JOB ALERT!!!  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking to fill a Grants Management Specialist position, GS-1109-09. Position will be located in the Office of Technical & Management Services, Grants, Audits, Procurement Program, Denver, Colorado. Relocation support is not authorized.  EPA is ONLY accepting resumes from qualified veterans that are eligible under the Schedule A or 30%+ disabled veterans non-competitive hiring authority. For more information on veteran hiring authorities, please visit:


Job Opportunity

EPA is looking for highly motivated candidates at the GS-09 level to join Region 8 Office of Grants, Audits, Procurement Program, Denver, Colorado.  Relocation support is not authorized.


About the Agency:

Earth Day is every day at EPA! 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--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.

Position Description

EPA achieves its mission by working with a variety of States, Tribes, universities/colleges, and non-profit grantees.  The Grants Office ensures that this entire process is performed in an appropriate and business-oriented manner.  The person selected for this position will develop an understanding of Federal and EPA grants requirements in order to advise and guide EPA program managers and assistance recipients regarding their projects.  EPA grants management is a very dynamic area. Responsibilities include evaluating and reviewing costs identified in grant applications for federal funding and monitoring grantee compliance; implementing and interpreting provisions of statutes, regulations, policies, procedures and practices; participating in pre-application conferences; performing cost reviews, cost analysis, and related functions; responding to verbal and written inquiries; and providing advice and guidance to management and assistance recipients related to grants and assistance agreements. EPA provides on-site technical assistance to Tribal grant recipients; some travel to Indian Country within the Region 8 area is required.


Experience that is helpful toward success in this position may include but is not limited to: working well with diverse populations; skill with managing multiple projects under short- and long-term deadlines; reviewing applications and financial documents for accuracy; resolving or making recommendations on resolution of problems/issues; performing research; interpreting policies, regulations and laws; responding to verbal and written inquiries; and using office automation software to develop correspondence and reports, spreadsheets, track data, etc.


One year specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-07.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated in the table, are not required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.

Education:  Master’s or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. 

NOTE:  Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.


To Apply

Please send resume, DD-214, Schedule A letter and/or VA letter indicating 30% or more service connected disability, AND supporting documents (please redact social security numbers) to: Jim Hageman, Hiring official, at the EPA Region 8 Office in Denver, Colorado ( by Close of business on December 9, 2016.


Selection will be made without discrimination for non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.  

  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Homeland Security
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