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SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

WHATSeniors use skills, experience and talent to assist the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal, state, and local agencies in meeting their environmental mandates.
WHYSeniors increase their technical skills, access new training opportunities, and take on meaningful tasks to contribute to the environment and to their own financial well-being.
WHERE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
U.S. Administration of Aging. Program administered through agencies across the U.S.A.


Program Description


"The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program provides opportunities for workers at least 55 years old to assist the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on various federal, state, and local environmental projects, including pollution prevention, abatement, and control. SEE enrollees perform a wide range of assignments, such as performing water supply inventories, writing and editing EPA environmental education and outreach publications, and conducting school asbestos surveys. The program is authorized by the Environmental Programs Assistance Act of 1984 (P.L. 98-313)."
centerforworkforceinclusion.org

The Senior Environmental Employment Program provides an opportunity for retired and older adults age 55 and over to contribute skills that support a wide variety of environmental programs handled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
 
Senior Environmental Employment Program workers are not federal employees and salary, benefits, vacation, and sick leave are administered by the grantee organization.

Examples of  Senior Environmental Employment Program positions include:

  • Clerical (non-typing) - messenger, receptionist, file clerk, and copy machine operator.
  • Clerical (typing) - clerk-typist, secretarial support, and administrative assistant.
  • Technical - such as physical science technician, grant specialist, writer-editor, technical researcher, and technical writer.
  • Professional - such as: engineer, scientist and accountant.

There are six national aging organizations, which receive grant funds from EPA for the program. Seniors looking for employment in the Senior Environmental Employment Program can contact the following organizations:

·  National Association for Hispanic Elderly (NAHE)
·  National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
·  National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc. (NCBA)
·  National Council on the Aging, Inc. (NCOA)
·  New Solutions - National Older Worker Career Center, Inc. (NOWCC)
·  Center for Workforce Inclusion - Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI)

Organizations recruit qualified senior candidates to work in positions in Washington, DC, Boston, MA, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Kansas City, KS, Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA, and Seattle, WA.

The EPA accepts funds through interagency agreements so that seniors may assist with environmental activities or other government or state agencies.
source:napca.org,epa.gov

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-Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services Program by USDA
-Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement Program
-Go Eco Senior Volunteers Ecological & Humanitarian Projects Program

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