Communications Assistant Support

National Older Worker Career Center | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 7/30/2020

Communications Assistant Support

ID: SVA-193 Location: Arlington, VA Program: SEE
Wage/Hr: $12.72 Hours/Week: 40 Minimum Age: 55

PLEASE NOTE: This position is currently located at the Potomac Yards, VA EPA Office. However, this office will be moving to the Washington, DC EPA location in a few months. Current wage for the position is $12.72 but will increase to $14.00/hour once the move occurs (adhering to DC minimum wage.) 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 Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued. You will be working side-by-side with EPA staff that are doing important work every day. Benefits: Paid Health Insurance Premium, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Federal Holidays + One Individual Holiday, and optional Vision and Dental Insurance available


Work with the communications team to manage database -- track incoming press inquiries, correspondence and general projects. Assist the branch chief and ombudsman with special projects as assigned, including writing responses to external inquiries and developing communications materials. Assist with mail merges, finalizing and mailing correspondence, and assisting with other administrative tasks.

  • Ombudsman support (Responding to questions from industry and the public) 50%
  • Database maintenance 25%
  • External communications support 15%
  • Administrative support (mailing, printing, mail merge, other duties as assigned) 10%


BA/BS Degree in Communications, journalism, English, political science, biology, chemistry, environmental science, environmental studies, toxicology, and any related fields in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, or commuincations OR Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in Data Systems Administration, Public Relations, Journalism, Public Affairs, or Communications;

  • Computer skills, writing, editing, customer service
  • Experience required with MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Copying Machine, Scanner


  • Any specific computer skills needed for database management.

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