Job Title: Environmental Protection SpecialistJob Announcement Number: RTP-R4-DE-2014-0004
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy -
Bay Saint Louis, MS View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Any U.S. citizen may apply.
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About the Agency
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.
This position is located in Region 4, Office of the Regional Administrator, Deputy Regional Administrator, Gulf of Mexico Program Office in Bay St. Louis, MS.
For more information on this office, visit their website:
- 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 must be a U.S. citizen.
DUTIES:Back to top
- Participate on the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) and Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE) altering senior management on new issues and problems.
- Perform analyses regarding major Gulf of Mexico environmental policy issues, and proposed legislation and regulations of national significance.
- Manage special projects that relate to NRDA and RESTORE programs.
- Collect NRDA cost time tracking data for future reimbursement by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
- Serve as the media contact for the Gulf of Mexico Program Office, by responding to information requests from new media.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
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-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as determining the amount of restoration needed using the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process and the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE).
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Ability to analyze policy or legislation; 2) Knowledge of Federal, State, local laws and regulations, and precedent decisions governing environmental operations; 3) Skill in oral communication; 4) Ability to manage a project; and 5) Skill in written communication.
This position is designated as Low 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.
To preview questions please click here.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
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 tohttp://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm
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
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.