Communication/Technical Support (SCO-883)

Denver, CO
SEE Program
Denver, CO
21.01 Hourly
21.01  Hourly
Monday - Friday, Days
Communication/Technical Support (SCO-883)
Wage/Hr:$21.01Hours/Week:30-40Minimum Age:55

Being Age 55 or Older is Good for The Environment! The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program offers unique opportunities in Scientific, Technical, and Administrative / Office support for individuals age 55 and over to support the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a grant administered program through National Experienced Workforce Solutions ( NEW Solutions). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued. You'll be working side-by-side with EPA staff that are doing important work every day. Pay rate: $21.01/hr. Benefits: Paid Health Insurance Premium if working 60+ hours in a 2 week pay period, Paid Accrued Vacation, Paid Accrued Sick Time, Eleven Paid Federal Holidays, One Individual Holiday, and optional Vision and Dental Insurance available. This position does require a background check prior to onboarding. Must be a United States Citizen to be eligible for this position. Local Applicants Only, must be able to work onsite in the Denver office as required.


Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in Government Agency or Private Industry as an administrative support person; experience as a writer-editor in editing documents and technical reports. OR AA Degree in Communication or Environmental Studies

  • Strong organizational and coordination skills with emphasis to detail, accuracy and time management. Knowledge of general data processing standards and procedures including tracking systems, databases and software used for reports, presentations and correspondence. Strong experience with writing, editing, proofreading, finalizing scanning, transmitting, mailing, routing, and distributing reports, letters and other documents. Good working knowledge with MS Windows applications. Good working knowledge of Microsoft teams, scheduling zoom meetings, booking conference space, finding conference rooms offsite, how to upload and share documents through SharePoint.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS SharePoint, MS Teams, MS Outlook, Adobe, Copying Machine
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams, Outlook), Adobe

Assists Public Affairs Branch managers with high-level internal and external communications, including developing and coordinating responses to public and external inquiries; reviewing technical reports, funding documents, communication strategies; writing/editing documents/correspondence; proofreading; handling data entry and administrative activities for the Public Affairs Branch. At a minimum, the selectee must have moderate knowledge of EPA policies/regulations and/or environmental issues, including a familiarity with some of the following: air, water, waste, climate and environmental justice subjects.

  • Researches and analyzes information and provides expert recommendations to Public Affairs staff and the Office of the Regional Administrator. Performs highly interpretive work independently with minimal supervision or training to respond to public and stakeholder inquires on complex environmental, scientific and technical topics. Develops messaging, communication strategies, and ensures final versions of talking points, media responses and other materials are complete and managed in an organized manner.   30%
  • Independently produces technical and public-facing products and communication materials for various audiences ranging from science-based organizations, elected officials and the general public, including press materials, presentations, fact sheets, web content, social media content, remarks and talking points. Provides primary point-of-contact service to EPA program scientists and experts to develop and translate technical, science-based materials into public-facing content. Provides expert service in developing oral and written products that interpret and translate various types of data, reports and complex agency actions related to air, water, land and public health programs into appropriate, accurate and compelling content. Coordinates the planning of public events/meetings.   30%
  • Oversees the efficient and systematic use of electronic work processes for a growing Public Affairs Branch to ensure the efficient coordination of product development, staff scheduling, event planning, and client/public engagement and responsiveness. Maintains electronic files of responses and products used for media and public inquiries. Provide independent and expert work on Microsoft teams sites, SharePoint sites, and basic web editing tasks to post documents and manage content. Assists with complex tasks associated with hiring processes; purchasing equipment; travel logistics; and ensuring documents are compliant with accessibility and plain language requirements.   30%
  • Conducts database and literature research to support communications plans including compiling media clips, researching media responses and evaluating and compiling recent news stories related to hot topics   10%

  • Annual Information Technology Security Training
  • As needed

NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions' policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.