Job Title: Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-0028-13Job Announcement Number: LV-OAR-DE-2012-0028
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Monday, October 01, 2012 to
Monday, July 29, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
WHO MAY APPLY:
Any U.S. citizen may apply.
Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA. See more about us here: http://www.epa.gov.
This position is located in Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric Progams, Climate change Division, Non-C02 Programs Branch, in Washington, DC.
For more information on this office, visit their website: firstname.lastname@example.org/oar/ccd.
- If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
- You must submit resume and required documents(See How to Apply)
- Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
- You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
DUTIES:Back to top
Research and prepare analyses, and work with domestic and international partners, as well as other stakeholders, to advance methane recovery and use opportunities both domestically and internationally, including solutions on how to overcome barriers to project implementation. Serve as EPA representative on international subcommittees under the Global Methane Initiative. The incumbent will be required to represent and communicate Agency policy and conduct negotiations with senior government representatives from GMI Partner countries as well as representatives from private industry. Communicate the results of projects, programs and analyses to senior staff within EPA, other government agencies, the private sector, and internationally. This will require development of good working relationship with senior EPA management, staff in other Agencies, State Department, US Agency for International Development, industry representatives and other interested parties working on methane recovery and use issues. Design and implement projects, programs, and activities related to methane recovery and use. Serve as technical advisor on implementation and policy issues related to methane recovery and use, specifically related to EPA's work under the Global Methane Initiative.
You will spend less than 25%, of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
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-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as experience writing technical and/or non-technical documents to convey information to a variety of people; conducting formal technical or scientific presentations and briefing for technical and/or non-technical audiences; AND managing time and resources to meet program objectives.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: knowledge of of the Global Methane Initiative; ability to conduct reserch and prepare analyses for presentation to a variety of groups; ability to communicate in writing and ability to communicate orally; skills to work with domestic and international partners as well as other stakeholders to advance methane recovery and use opportunities both domestically and internationally; ability to design and implement projects, programs, and activities related to methane recovery and use.
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.
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.
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. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified Category.
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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HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you
submit your application for this position.
To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the
right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all
required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be
considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM
Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.
All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the
USA Jobs document portfolio feature.
If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office
listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior
to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete
application materials by the closing date of this announcement.
For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application
package is received, go to
Documents to be submitted on-line:
--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
--Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire
--Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy, VA Letter, and SF-15, if applicable; active duty military submit statement of service from commanding officer documenting dates of active duty and any campaign medals/badges; include character of service.
--Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP - copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.
Additional information can be found on our web site: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be
notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.