Records and Information Management Specialist

Environmental Protection Agency | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 1/14/2020

This position is in Region 3, Mission Support Division, Information Systems Branch, in Philadelphia, PA.  If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.  About Region 3: R3.

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.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

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/or procedures for managing records; assisting in contract management; 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; performing contract management; and providing technical advice and guidance on records and information management.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of records and information management laws, regulations, policies, processes and guidance; 2) Skill in utilizing electronic records management systems and databases for cataloging, filing and retrieval of information; 3) Ability to perform segments of Contracting Officer Representative (COR) duties; and 4) Knowledge of analytical and evaluative techniques, methods and qualitative and quantitative measuring tools to evaluate records and information management (RIM) work operations.

Duration of appointment determined in participant agreement.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.

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