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Job Title:Environmental Protection Specialist (Instructor)

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Logistics Agency

Job Announcement Number:DLAHRSvcs-DT-13-951619-DE

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

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$70,617.00 to $91,801.00 / Per Year


Friday, August 30, 2013 to Tuesday, September 10, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


Few vacancies in the following location:
Columbus, OH United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.  


  • See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position


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As an Environmental Protection Specialist (Instructor) you will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Serves as a staff instructor for Environmental Protection. Performs a variety of tasks and responsibilities in the areas of educational research, delivery of instruction, curriculum development, educational evaluation, and consultation.
  • Instructs entry, mid and advanced level courses in the career fields of Environmental Protection, Safety, and the Disposal of Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Wastes (HM/HW). The range of courses which covers environmental laws, Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Compliance, Safety, Manifesting, and Environmental Workshops on the disposal of HM/HW and provides refresher trainingas required.
  • Develops and maintains course materials for Environmental Protection courses and develops Defense Logistics Agency-unique environmental protection training. Determines, develops and selects type of educational method used for the course design and evaluative criteria. Reviews course material to make revision, updates. Analyzes EPA, DOT, and DOT, and DoD guidance and policy changes and assures that course materials reflect these changes.
  • Conducts research in these fields in order to improve the quality of instruction and contribute to the academic, professional body of knowledge for Environmental Protection and the disposal of HM/HW. Integrates the results of this research in the development of detailed lecture and the development of new instructional techniques or methods and advises DLA functional managers of instructional requirements. Evaluates Environmental Protection training received by- DLA personnel.
  • Serves as expert resource/internal consultant to DLA in the functional area and works with management officials to resolve complex operating problems associated with hazardous waste management procedures. Analyses the affects that such developments may have on DoD/DLA policies/procedureS and ensures that all changes are incorporated into- DLA training programs.



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To qualify for a Environmental Protection Specialist (Instructor) your resume must support:


Specialized Experience: one year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. TO be creditable, specialized experience must be at the GS 11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Examples of creditable specialized experience include:


  • Providing the applicant with a knowledge of a broad subject matter areas of Environmental Protection, Safety and the disposal of Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Wastes to planning, designing, developing and conducting entry, mid and advanced level courses in a variety of topics (e.g. environment laws, RCRA Facility Compliance, Safety, Manifesting, disposal of Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Wastes HM/HW). Applying theories principles and instructional techniques associated with college level and adult education teaching programs to design technical course(s).
  • Developing a wide variety of course materials (e.g., lesson plans, practical exercises, job aids, text, and se!f-contained instructional package) and conducting courses using a variety of instructional techniques (e:g., lectures, seminars, workshops, learning aids,  instruction, simulations, and some computer-assisted instruction, etc.).
  • Evaluating educational programs (e.g., statistical sampling, educational survey techniques, course validation, internal and external evaluation).


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:


  • Knowledge of the broad subject matter areas of Environmental Protection, Safety and the disposal of Hazardous Materials/Hazardous Wastes (HM/HW).
  • Ability to plan, design, develop, conduct, and evaluate courses, materials in a variety of topics. Knowledge of theories principles, and instructional techniques associated with college level and adult education teaching programs.
  • Ability to conduct instruction covering a wide variety of courses, related to subject field, to entry-level specialist, journeymen, mid-level senior functional advisors, engineers and technical and management personnel.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.


Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses: Not Authorized
Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses: Not Authorized
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Overtime Work: Occasionally
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Frequently 
Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive/ Without Secret Access
Drug Testing Designated Position: No
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria
The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
Emergency Essential: No
For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:


We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best-Qualified:  This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.


Highly-Qualified:  This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.


Qualified:  This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position.  Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.


Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see

All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15.



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For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:


ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan):   If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated Highly Qualified under Category Rating procedures used as the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.  Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.


MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:  Information and required documentation for claiming Military Spouse Preference may be found at the General Information and Definitions link below. 


SELECTIVE SERVICE:  ATTENTION MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law. 


Please review the General information and Definitions at: 




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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on "How To Prepare A Resume" 
- Completed Questionnaire  – (Required)
- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:

  1. Log into your USAJOBS account.
  2. Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
  3. Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
  4. Click the Vacancy ID link to open the Application package. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
  5. For additional information, see Details Tab and Checklist Tab.


    If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID  951619 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    Note: If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located at:


The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee).  Please review the following to see if there are any documents you need to provide:



Jodi M. Evans-Harris
Phone: (614)692-0286
TDD: (800) 654-5984
Agency Information:
DLA Human Resources Services Columbus
3990 E Broad Street
Bldg 11 Section 3
Columbus, OH


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  Applicants that are found among the most highly qualified may be referred to the hiring official for consideration, and you will receive a notification of referral.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and as part of the selection process, applicants may be required to complete additional supplemental documents.  Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.  If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique called Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI)
Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates. 

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