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.
REGULATORY PROJECT MANAGER (0401):
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.
PHYSICAL SCIENTIST (1301):
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.
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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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.