EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: You must meet either paragraph A or B:
A. Professional engineering degree from a school of engineering with at least one or more curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus AND courses (advanced beyond first year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress strain relationships); fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature an properties of material (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
B. Combination of education AND experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished: 1) a thorough knowledge of physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1) Professional registration; 2) Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the engineer in Training exam or the written test required for professional registration; 3) Specified academic courses--Successful completion of at last 60 semester hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A; or 4) Related curriculum--Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or appropriate professional field provided applicant has 1 year professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here: http://epa.gov/ohr/exhre/vacancy_requirements.htm
You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.
In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least
one year of specialized experience related to this position as described
To qualify for the GS-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full
time experience defined as 1) experience in evaluating air toxic monitoring data to determine compliance with the Clean Air Act; 2) experience applying program practices, procedures and precedents determining practicality, appropriateness and acceptability of program guidelines.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your
competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices for environmental engineering relative to environmental protection programs.
2. Knowledge of environmental statues, regulation, and agency policy interpretation relating to environmental protection programs.
3. Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in the compilation of technical findings presented and in determining the acceptability of procedures being challenged in court.
4. Knowledge of engineering concepts in the area of air pollution, emissions, field investigations, including the use of advanced monitoring equipment.
5. Knowledge of Clean Air Act (CAA), agency regulations, general policies, and directives.
6. Skill in written communication to prepare reports and present findings and analyses in a clear convincing and organized manner.
7. Skill in oral communication to convey substantive opinions, defend recommendations, and present analyses.
PLEASE SEE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE IN QUALIFICATION SECTION.
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.
If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.
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.
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