Job Overview

Summary

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST,
GS-0028-9/11, #4600009, Pacific Region,

Southern California Agency,

Office of the Deputy Superintendent -

Trust Services, Natural Resources,
Riverside, California

GS-09:  $53,380 - $69,391 Per Annum
GS-11:  $64,585 - $83,960 Per Annum

NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED.  ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.  DUE TO THE URGENCY IN FILLING THIS POSITION, THE LENGTH OF ADVERTISEMENT HAS BEEN SHORTENED.

INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. The majority of individuals, who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

Duties

NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Serves as the environmental document analyst and administers the environmental management program.

Identifies and coordinates review and provides constructive consolidated comments on the environmental documents, which includes proposed projects of other Federal executive departments and bureaus and Federal assistance programs of state and local governments.

Conducts scoping meetings, public hearings, environmental reviews consultations.

Responsible for Agency compliance with the BIA Environmental Management System (EMS), including reporting, uploading documents, update of action plans, training of branch chiefs, and coordination and preparation for audits.

Develops Agency contingency plans for response to Bureau and tribal personnel to environmental emergencies; serves as representative during emergency responses to hazardous waste/substance discharges, dumps and spills.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel to attend meetings or field trips.

Relocation Authorized

  • No