You must meet all qualification requirements outlined in this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. .
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must:
Have a bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited school;
Have a bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering. The curriculum included differential and integral calculus and courses (beyond first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics;
Be currently registered as a professional engineer by a state in the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico, AND have college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering;
Have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); AND have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, that is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico;
Have a combination of at least 4 years of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that included successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including the courses listed above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum;
Have a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field (for example, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology); and have at least one full year of professional engineering experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level that was acquired under a professional training program or under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
To qualify at the GS-11 grade level, applicants must
Possess one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower grade (GS-9) level in the federal service which equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience is defined as 1) assisting with the review, interpretation/application of federal, state and local environmental regulatory compliance requirements; 2) conducting field assessments and assuring the adequacy/validity of data; and 3) preparing hazardous materials business plans and other reports to include implementing corrective actions. NOTE: Your resume must show applicable experience in all these areas to qualify.
Possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree directly related to the work of this position.
Possess an equivalent combination of specialized experience and directly related graduate level education (as described above) that, when computed as percentages of their respective requirements, equals at least 100% when combined. Only graduate education beyond the 2nd year (36 semester hours) is creditable to meet this standard.
To qualify at the GS-12 grade level, applicants must:
Possess one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower grade (GS-11) level in the Federal service which equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience is defined as 1) reviewing, interpreting and applying federal, state and local environmental regulatory compliance requirements to projects; 2) developing and implementing procedures related to environmental compliance; 3) conducting field assessments; and 4) preparing hazardous materials business plans and other reports to include testing samples and implementing corrective actions. NOTE: Your resume must show applicable experience in all these areas to qualify.
NOTE: If individual courses are not easily identifiable as satisfying the various course categories shown above in Basic Requirements and they are needed to meet the minimum standard, you MUST submit written course descriptions verified by the school, i.e., from the school catalog, official course syllabus, or course description for each applicable class to be qualifying. Your own notations/comments are NOT official documentation.
Copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes; if selected, official transcripts must be submitted.
All qualifying education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can verify accreditation at http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign Education: You can receive credit for education earned outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited educational institution, or that full credit has been given by an accredited institution in the United States. For more information, see http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
It is your responsibility to provide evidence that educational provisions are met when applying.
OTHER KEY REQUIREMENTS (conditions of employment)
Pre-employment medical examination.
Must have, or be able to obtain a valid state driver's license.
Direct deposit of salary payment.
Must apply for Government travel charge card if expected to travel on official business.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures.
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your evaluation will be based on a review of your complete application package and the extent to which your responses to the Questionnaire relate to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below:
- Knowledge of environmental compliance concepts, principles, and practices.
- Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations.
- Ability to apply the principles, methods, and tools of project management.
- Ability to communicate technical environmental compliance information to diverse audiences.
We will then place you in one of three categories:
Qualified: Meets minimum qualifications established for the position, but fails to meet the benchmark definition for the Well Qualified category
Well Qualified: Demonstrates overall competency in the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.
Best Qualified: Demonstrates high proficiency and comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.
Please make sure that your responses to the questionnaire are supported in your resume. Also, follow all instructions carefully as errors and omissions may affect your score.
Note: If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience and/or education, OR that your application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.
Veterans Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veterans preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.
To preview the Questionnaire, click View Assessment Questions.