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-15 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as:
- Coordinating environmental activities, including solid waste activities, waste water and drinking water systems, which have an affect on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Planning, organizing, and coordinating activities necessary to facilitate implementation of an organization's environmental programs, goals, directives, and objectives.
In addition to the experience described in this announcement, you must also have the following to be qualified for this position:
- Fluently speak, write, read and translate English and Spanish.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of environmental issues affecting the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands involving solid waste activities, waste water and drinking water systems; 2) Knowledge of the full range of environmental statutes to include Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); 3) Skill in evaluating programs to determine effectiveness and areas of improvement; 4) Ability to work with others to advance the interests of the Division and promote team building across organizational lines; 5) Skill in long and short term strategic planning; 6) Ability to manage/lead staff; and 7) Skill in project management.
If you are selected, you must complete a one year trial period.
This position requires a top-secret security clearance.
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 (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period.
Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the EPA Successful Leaders Program. This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency's goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful.
This position is designated as High 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 may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
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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