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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-0028-14

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:LV-R10-MP-2014-0001

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$103,169.00 to $134,118.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 to Wednesday, November 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0028-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Seattle, WA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current permanent EPA employees in Region 10 with competitive status  and CTAP eligibles.

JOB SUMMARY:

Earth Day is every day at EPA! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities.  See more about us here:  http://www.epa.gov.

This position is the Manager of the Community Engagement and Environmental Health Unit, located in Region 10, Office of Ecosystems, Tribal & Public Affairs, Community Engagement and Environmental Health Unit, in Seattle, Washington. For more information on this office, visit their website:  http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-10-pacific-northwest

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:

Provide leadership and supervise employees, as well as manage resources effectively to accomplish the work and priorities of the organizational unit. Organize and prioritize the work of the unit to achieve objectives set forth in annual commitments and other work plans. Develop and implement cross-program activities responsive to needs and issues, including defining and managing projects to improve cross-program integration and work processes and relationships. Develop and implement externally focused program activities responsive to needs and issues, including defining and managing projects to improve outreach to states, tribes, community groups and educational institution on environmental justice, community involvement and children’s health.


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-14 level, your resume must reflect one year of experience at the GS-13 level in federal service defined as (1) overseeing the production of policies, procedures and communications; (2) working with community or environmental leaders developing solutions to localized environmental contamination or health problems; AND (3) communicating milestones, timeframes and deadlines to a team for assignments and projects.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:  Ability to coach, review and supervise subordinates on technical work. Ability to assess current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals and budget. Ability to determine goals and objectives. Ability to identify and analyze problems; provide solutions to individual and organization problems. Ability to monitor and lead progress toward achieving organizational goals. Knowledge of environmental laws and regulations dealing with environmental justice, community involvement, and children’s health. Ability to develop networks, build alliances, and collaborate among varying individuals or groups. Ability to communicate orally.


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.

If you are selected, you must complete (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period. Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the EPA Successful Leaders Program.  This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency's goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful.  

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

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 and an applicable score assigned.

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.

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BENEFITS:

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Benefits will not change for current permanent EPA employees.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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

This position is not in the bargaining unit.

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.

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
--Displaced Federal employees under 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.
--Current EPA Employees:  You are encouraged to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).  If you fail to provide an SF-50, we will access your Federal employment records in e-OPF to verify your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.

If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's web site: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jennifer Jeffries
Phone: 702-798-2401
Fax: 702-798-2416
Email: TeamVegas@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
4220 S. Maryland Parkway, Building A, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
89119-7528
US
Fax: 702-798-2416

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:

LV-R10-MP-2014-0001

Control Number:

354296900