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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-0028-15

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:CI-OSWR-DE-2013-0009

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 24, 2013 to Friday, June 28, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0028-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies - Arlington, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Any U.S. citizen may apply.

This vacancy is also being advertised under CI-OSWR-MP-2013-0040 with two TOTAL vacancies between the two announcements. If eligible, and you wish to be considered for the concurrent Merit Promotion vacancy announcement (please review the "Who may apply" section), you must apply separately for that vacancy which has a closing date of July 9, 2013. 

JOB SUMMARY:

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 Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR), Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division, Immediate Office located in Arlington, VA. For more information on this office, visit their website: http://www.epa.gov/oswer.

The selectee may have to take up to 55 furlough hours (unpaid time) by September 30, 2013, including the remaining designated furlough day of August 30, 2013. The number of furlough hours the selectee has to take will be proportional to the selectee’s start date.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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:

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You will:

- Serve as the Associate Division Director for the Resource Conservation and Sustainability Division (RCSD); direct senior staff in planning, development, and implementation of the program policies and objectives of the Division.

- Establish systems and procedures of the administration of the Division Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) municipal solid waste and non-hazardous industrial waste programs that have national and international implications.

- Direct the formulation of long range data analysis strategies and the development of quantitative measures of program activities for the purposes of evaluating overall effectiveness of the program regarding municipal solid and non-hazardous industrial waste programs.

- Maintain contact with high level representatives of industry, public interest groups, and other federal and state level officials.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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 experience in program planning, policy analysis, negotiation with diverse individuals and work groups dealing with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), municipal solid and non-hazardous industrial waste programs.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

-Ability to negotiate and build consensus on a wide range of environmental and administrative issues.

-Knowledge and experience in implementing RCRA municipal solid and non-hazardous industrial waste programs.

-Ability to provide long range analysis and day-to-day advice on a variety of strategic planning and policy analysis issues, questions, projects and/or proposals regarding municipal solid and non-hazardous industrial waste programs.

-Ability to work with individuals and groups representing widely divergent backgrounds and interests to resolve environmental problems or issues.


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.  

This position is designated as Moderate 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.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options! Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more visit
Benefits
. To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents and visit the EPA website for additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.

This position is not in the bargaining unit.

If you have part-time work experience, read this: (http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm)

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

EPA participates in e-Verify.  E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Patty Monfeli
Phone: 513-569-7965
Fax: 513-569-7826
Email: ci_hrmd-ezhire@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Office
26 West Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, OH
45268
US
Fax: 513-569-7826

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.

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Job Announcement Number:

CI-OSWR-DE-2013-0009

Control Number:

346147200