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March 30, 2006

Vacancy Announcement: Exciting Career Opportunity in International

Vacancy Announcement for exciting career opportunity in International Climate Change Work at U.S. EPA Headquarters.

This notice is to announce the upcoming availability of an exciting federal position to work in the challenging world of international climate change programs.

This is an informational announcement only, intended to solicit interest from potential candidates. Official announcement of the position will be through EPA's EZHire site at http://www.epa.gov/ezhire.

About the Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) International Capacity Building Branch (ICBB) manages programs and activities that build long-term capacity in developing countries to analyze and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and associated air pollution. ICBB is located at EPA's headquarters in Washington, DC. The branch is a part of EPA's Climate Change Division, a world leader in climate change policy analysis, modeling and voluntary climate programs.

ICBB's major areas of focus are:
- Energy efficiency in products and buildings;
- Analysis of the multiple benefits of simultaneously reducing GHGs and air pollutants;
- Energy and environmental modeling; and
- Technical support under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Major Duties and Responsibilities for this Position

The successful candidate will report to the Chief of ICBB, and work with colleagues on the Integrated Environmental Strategies (IES) Program (see http://www.epa.gov/ies), as well as with other ICBB program staff.

Responsibilities include assisting with or managing a number of

- Development, management and deployment of IES training materials at workshops, conferences and other learning opportunities for developing country partners;
- Outreach and marketing of the IES program in the Asian region;
- Analysis and assessment of multiple benefits of GHG mitigation (e.g., economic, social);
- Support to ICBB energy efficiency promotion programs, including research on existing or potential new partners, development of new/improved analytical tools, and identification of broader economic and energy consumption trends in partner countries;
- ICBB communications including oversight of the IES program website, writing high-quality information materials about ICBB programs and activities for publication in various media, and preparing presentations;
- Networking with international organizations that deal with climate programming (e.g., World Bank, Global Environment Facility, United Nations Environment Program, Asian Development Bank) to extend awareness of ICBB's programs, and identify potential partnership activities; and
- Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills Required or Preferred

- Superior and demonstrated communications (written and oral) and presentation skills. Facility with use of PowerPoint software.
- Facility with prioritizing tasks and managing multiple projects at the same time.
- Analytical skills required to perform evaluation of and reporting on technical aspects of ICBB programs.
- Willingness to work collegially with branch members.
- Ability to manage, or experience in managing federal government funding documents and processes.
- Facility with computers and programming software (in this instance, Dreamweaver web software) and adherence to EPA web-management directives.
- Ability to speak one or more international languages.
- Experience/education in international environmental, climate, or energy programs or projects.

Salary and Related Information

ICBB expects to hire in the GS-9/11 range. Depending on qualifications, education, and work experience, the person selected will initially be paid a salary of between $44,856 and $70,558. EPA offers opportunities for rapid career advancement. For more information about working at EPA, see http://epa.gov/careers/.

If you are interested¦

Please send a cover letter and resume by April 21, 2006, to Susan Wickwire, ICBB Chief, at wickwire.susan@epa.gov. No phone calls, please.

EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or any other non-merit factors. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.

Posted by ami at March 30, 2006 09:53 AM