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 federal, state, and local environmental projects, including pollution prevention, abatement, and control. SEE enrollees perform a wide range of assignments, including 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).
Senior Service America, Inc. administers its SEE Program as one of six national nonprofit organizations that were selected by the EPA based on those nonprofits’ experience administering the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Through Cooperative Agreements, EPA awards funds for SSAI to recruit, screen, place, and pay SEE enrollees. After qualified applicants are selected through a cooperative process, EPA staff oversees the work of SEE enrollees while SSAI provides payroll, time record maintenance, record keeping, and administrative support. View the locations of SSAI’s SEE Program.
To be eligible for the SEE Program, individuals must be at least 55 years old and legally eligible to work in the United States. SEE enrollees are not employees of EPA but receive wages and benefits including paid federal holidays, health insurance, and vacation and sick leave. Enrollees may work part or full time.
By law, SEE enrollees cannot displace or reduce the non-overtime hours, wages, or employment benefits of other employees of the environmental agency concerned; perform work of concerned environmental agency employees who are in a layoff status from the same or a substantially equivalent job or function; or affect existing contracts for services.
More information about the SEE Program
SSAI SEE Program Questions and Answers
SEE Enrollee Fringe Benefits
SEE Program Wage Levels
Current openings in our SEE Program
Browse the vacant positions in our SEE Program for a list of current openings.
SEE Program Forms and Documents
- SSAI handbook for SEE enrollees and monitors describes the policies, procedures, benefits and restrictions affecting enrollee participation in the SEE Program.
- Non-Sensitive Investigation PDF
- Notice of Personnel (NPA) Action PDF or Word
- Worker’s Comp Claim Form PDF or Word
- Medical Monitoring Agreement PDF or Word
Travel Forms & Information
- Travel Authorization PDF or Word
- Travel Expense PDF or Word
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization PDF or Word
- Per Diem Rates Schedule