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Environmental Protection Agency Records and Information Management Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

Summary This position is in the Office of the Regional Administrator Region 1, Mission Support Division, Information Services Branch, Information Resources Section. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. About:EPA Region 1 (New England) Responsibilities You will: -Implement policies and procedures for managing Agency records, including related activities such as management of physical and electronic records, records disposition, and records retrieval for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and litigation purposes, public access to records, vital records, and Privacy Act compliance. -Assist in the implementation of long-range strategic goals and resource projects. -Assist the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) with contracts or task orders as needed to implement records management and other specified document control procedures. -Serve as a technical resource for Records and Information Management (RIM) policies, practices, and processes. 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. NOTE: Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level. You will spend less than 25%of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements. One or more positions may be filled. Requirements Conditions of Employment If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required. You must submit a resume and required documents--see How to Apply section. You may be required to travel less than 25% of each month. You must be a U.S. citizen. If you are selected, you may be required to complete a one-year probationary period. This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date. You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement. Qualifications We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below: To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-09 level defined as assisting in implementing policies and procedures for managing records; reviewing and updating an organization’s records management plan; assisting the contracting representative for contracts or task orders in implementing records management procedures; researching and providing technical advice and guidance on records management; - OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., in an academic discipline related to this position- OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level defined as implementing policies and procedures for managing records in adherence to an organization’s guidelines and procedures; assisting in the budget development of strategic goals and resources projects; serving as a contracting representative for contracts or task orders in implementing records management procedures; providing technical advice and guidance on records and information management. Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1)Knowledge of records and information management laws and regulations; 2)Ability to apply records and information management policies, processes and guidances; 3)Skill in utilizing electronic systems and databases for cataloging, filing, and retrieval of information; 4)Ability to apply qualitative and quantitative measuring tools; 5)Ability to perform segments of Contracting Officer Representative (COR) duties; 6)Ability to analyze and evaluate data; 7)Skill in oral communication. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures. Education Additional Information This position is in the bargaining unit. Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at EPA. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the Agency’s workplace and mission. We encourage applications from candidates with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. At EPA, diversity is a vital element in bringing a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce because we know that the individual strengths and abilities of our employees make us a stronger organization. The more inclusive our employee base is, the greater the variety of ideas that are generated, and the more representative we are of the nation we serve. To learn more about how EPA values and supports our diverse workforce, visitEqual Opportunity Employment 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: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures. Although the Service Type indicated above is Competitive, you may be appointed as Excepted Service based on your eligibility to be hired under certain appointing authorities. 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. Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.