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-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as experience demonstrating written communication to make recommendations, provide advice, and prepare analysis and reports pertaining to water quality protection AND experience coordinating technical projects/
assignments to determine the scope and identify the appropriate approach to successfully complete the assignment.
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as developing written communication to make recommendations, provide advice, and prepare analysis and reports pertaining to water quality protection AND experience managing and coordinating technical projects/
assignments to determine the scope and identify the appropriate approach to successfully complete the assignment
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of the Clean Water Act, including water quality standards. Knowledge of State and Tribes within the Region; Ability to apply water quality criteria, standards, and regulations into programmatic settings such as National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs); Ability to develop and maintain a relationship with a variety of parties both within the Agency and among other agencies; Ability to conduct Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations in order to determine outstanding issues; Ability to present complex regulatory programs specifically, Clean Water Act programs; Ability to plan, organize, and direct complex environmental quality studies; Knowledge of environmental concepts, principles, and practices.
This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.
NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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