This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  PH-DA-13-883053

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$73,408.00 to $95,429.00 / Per Year
Thursday, May 02, 2013 to Thursday, May 16, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Lawrenceville, NJ United States
United States Citizens


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.  Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies.  Join our National Guard team and serve your Nation, your States and your community!


Who May Apply:  US Citizens and Nationals


This position is located in the Environmental Management Branch of the State Army National Guard (ARNG) Headquarters.  This position is for a National Guard non-dual status (NDS) technician only.  Veteran's Preference does not apply to the National Guard Excepted Service (32) USC 709(g).



One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Relevant experience and/or education (see Qualifications below)
  • National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background investigation
  • Alternate Work Schedule 5-4-9 hours may be authorized
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses may not be authorized.
  • Compensatory time off may be authorized in lieu of overtime.


As a Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-0028-12, in the Environmental Management Branch of the State Army National Guard (ARNG) Headquarters, duties will include, but are not limited to:


  • Supervising and managing the state environmental program in conformance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations.
  • Directing a program for inspecting and maintaining all hazardous waste accumulation areas of ARNG facilities.
  • Managing the environmental permit program which includes:  air, waste water discharge, pre treatment discharge, drinking water, and hazardous waste storage, disposal, or transportation.
  • Reporting Notices of Violation and/or fines from regulatory agencies immediately to the Adjutant General that could impact the installation or community environment.
  • Directing the development of the ARNG Environmental Program State Operating Budget to ensure that valid cultural and natural resources program requirements are properly identified, justified, and considered in program work plans.


In order to qualify for Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-0028-12, you must meet the following specialized experience requirement.


Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 or higher grade level in the Federal service, which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.  Experience involves: 

  • Applying knowledge of reference standards, regulatory requirements, and statutes sufficient to assure environmental compliance;
  • Using data gathering and analysis techniques to collect and review technical information on environmental activities;
  • Identifying and solving environmental problems of a procedural or factual nature;
  • Ensuring that hazardous property is received, handled, stored, inspected, documented, and manifested or disposed of, in compliance with applicable environmental regulations and safety requirements;
  • Inspecting hazardous waste disposal, transport, or storage facilities for regulatory compliance.



Education is not applicable toward meeting the qualification requirements for this position; transcripts do not need to be submitted with your application package.




Only experience obtained by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


Conditions of Employment:


1. Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation.
: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
3. All male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service (see ). If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

4. Work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as, prolonged standing, bending, and stooping, to observe work operations and to identify leaking containers in a treatment, storage, or disposal area.

5. Work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks or discomfort that require special safety precautions (e.g., working at a storage, disposal, or spill site, where there is risk of exposure to pesticides, hazardous chemicals, radioactive materials, or other pollutants).

6. Use protective clothing and/or gear as necessary.


Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made if you are within reach of selection, and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.   If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.


Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. Veterans Preference does not apply to this position, therefore the normal Category Rating Process for veterans does not apply.


All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Environmental Program Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Supervisory Ability


The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:





To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, May 16, 2013  to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 
* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement: 
   1. Your Résumé: Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment
   2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
   3. Other supporting documents:
         - Cover letter, if you choose to submit it.


Note:   Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as Employer name and location; From and to dates (or from date to present for current position), which include the month and year for each description of experience, with grade level held, if applicable, hours worked, education, training etc.  Your description of experience and education must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position.


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 883053

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, May 16, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your category placement, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.


You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

Control Number: 342628000
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