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Job Title:  Interdisciplinary Regulatory Project Manager GS-0401/0150/1301-12
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Job Announcement Number:  WTEV13314340824687

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

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$75,156.00 to $97,701.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 to Monday, February 04, 2013
Full Time - Temporary Promotion NTE 2 years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Anchorage, AK United StatesView Map
Alaska District Army Engineer permanent career or career conditional employees only


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

This is an Interdisciplinary position which may be filled under any of the following titles and occupational series, depending on the qualifications of the applicant and needs of the agency:


  • Regulatory Project Manager, GS-0401
  • Geographer, GS-0150
  • Physical Scientist, GS-1301


This position is being filled as a Temporary Promotion or Temporary Reassignment Not To Exceed 2 years, may be extended for an additional 2 years without further competition, and may also become permanent without further competition.  If you are selected for this assignment, your selection will be subject to your current supervisor's approval before a final job offer will be made. You are encouraged to coordinate your interest in this assignment with your supervisor prior to responding to this announcement.


The advertised salary does not include the current rate of 5.57% tax free Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for duty locations of Anchorage. 


The advertised salary does include the current 24.69% locality payment authorized for Alaska.


About the Position: The Headquarters for the Regulatory Division is located on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage. We employ approximately 60 scientists and staff to administer and evaluate over 1,000 permit actions yearly. Alaska encompasses approximately 375 million acres, of which 170 million acres are wetlands. We have 36,000 miles of shoreline, 3 million lakes, 3,000 rivers, and too many fish filled streams to count. For outdoor recreation, we have some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the world for camping, hiking, fishing, backpacking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, river kayaking, rafting and more. Winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, skating, hockey, ice fishing, snow machines, winter carnivals and festivals, and northern lights viewing. For more information, visit:, and


Who May Apply:

  • Army Engineer Alaska District employees on a career or career-conditional type of appointment.


  • Payment of permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is NOT authorized.
  • Defense National Relocation Program is not authorized.
  • A valid state driver's license is required.
  • Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 25% during field season.
  • This is a Career Program 18 position.


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As a project manager you will primarily facilitate the management of the branch permit workload including pre-application consultation, evaluation of applications, and monitoring of permit compliance.


You will manage the branch enforcement workload by conducting or managing the investigation of unauthorized work and developing and determining the resolution of enforcement actions.


You will assist in the management of the District regulatory program through the development, administration, and implementation of programmatic initiatives and requirements such as local permit and/or enforcement operating procedures, new or revisions to General Permits, joint application procedures, public information programs, training programs and litigation reports and requirements.


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In addition to the basic educational requirements listed below, applicants must also meet the specialized experience.


Specialized Experience required to qualify:

Applicants must show in their resume one year of specialized experience equivalent to the equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-11) that involved identifying, interpreting, and determining the significance of impacts while applying environmental principles, regulations, policies, procedures, and laws during review of more complex proposed construction activities in accordance with Department of the Army regulations pertaining to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, including performing environmental compliance inspections, investigating enforcement actions, and performing/reviewing jurisdictional determinations, including the preparation of relevant documentation. 


Time in Grade Restriction: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.


Time in Grade Restriction for GS-12: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-11 grade (or equivalent).


Physical Demands:   Field visits require regular and recurring physical exertion such as: hiking long distances through rough country, repeated digging of soil pits, frequent bending or stooping to sample vegetation, climbing steep inclines, and jumping over obstructions. The incumbent must possess the required physical abilities, which have allowed him/her to obtain a valid and current motor vehicle operator's license.

Work Environment:  Work is performed both in an office and field setting. Field visits involve regular and recurrent exposure to adverse weather conditions or situations in which one is exposed to heavy earth moving equipment or unimproved roads that must be traversed. Such work environments may also involve exposure to unfavorable conditions such as dangerous chemicals, noise, fumes, and contaminated water and require use of protective equipment such as hard hats, protective shoes, etc.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: In addition to the specialized experience described above, applicants must meet the Basic Education Requirements for one of the series listed below: (Note:  You must attach a copy of your transcripts for verification)


A. Successful completion of a bachelors degree in geography; or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields.  


B. A combination of education and experience.   Successful completion a bachelors degree with courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field, that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.  


A.  Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.


B.  A combination of education and experience -- Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


A. Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.


B. A combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.


Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume in order to be considered further for this position.

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.


You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.


One year trial/probationary period may be required.


Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.


Personnel Security investigation required.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered. 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).  The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:  1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.  Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority.  Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at


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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at


    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at

    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.


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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, February 04, 2013.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID824687.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
    2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your response to the questionnaire, and
    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.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.


    The following documents are required:


    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.


    • This position has an education requirement and you must submit your college transcripts with your application.


    • A copy of your most recent SF50 is required as part of your application package for eligibility verification.


    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.


    PLEASE NOTE:   Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.   These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application.   Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.


    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Agency Information:
    DA WER Alaska
    314 Johnson Street
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD


    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 


    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 


    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact:

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