Job Title: Environmental Protection SpecialistJob Announcement Number: LV-R10-MP-2014-0007
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 to
Monday, April 28, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Seattle, WA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
-Current federal employees with competitive status; reinstatement eligibles; and candidates applying under the EPA Career Transition Assistance Program or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program.
-Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed services under honorable conditions after 3-years or more of continuous active service.
-Applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment.
-Public Health Service Officers.
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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 10, Office of Compliance and Enforcement, NPDES Compliance Unit, Seattle Washington. For more information on this office, visit their website: http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-10-pacific-northwest
- 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
At the entry level of this position, you will ensure that nationally required data elements are entered in the Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS) - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and retrieve data from the database to produce standard reports, in coordination with the ICIS-NPDES data coordinator. Provide support for Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) preprint mailings for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Permitted Facilities. Serve as the staff contact for NPDES Compliance Unit records management activities and as a liaison between the NPDES Compliance Unit and the broader Regional Records Management Team/Central Records Center. In consultation with senior staff, fulfill NPDES Compliance Unit’s (NCU) obligation to provide public notice for each of its formal enforcement agreements. Act as the primary contact for EPA’s 24-Hour Hotline (noncompliance reporting), periodically providing summary reports of non-compliance reporting NCU staff members. Provide support as needed to the NCU’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Coordinator. Incumbent will carry out other assignments in support of Agency program activities on an as-needed basis under the direction of senior staff and the supervisor.
Note: When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.
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-09 level, your resume must reflect at least one year of full time experience collecting data and preparing reports out of an automated information system; experience managing and maintaining records; and experience analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating data OR master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related; degree in any academic discipline.
To qualify for the GS-11 level, your resume must reflect at least one year of full time experience collecting and managing environmental data and preparing reports out of an automated information system; experience managing, maintaining, and archiving an assortment of legal/policy documents and records; experience analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating environmental data OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., in any academic discipline.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: (1) Knowledge of environmental concepts, principles and practices applicable to environmental problems associated with the Clean Water Act. (2) Knowledge of automatic database and other software applications. (3) Ability to identify opportunities for improvement in data management processes. (4) Knowledge of records management and filing procedures relating to the subject matter. (5) Ability to communicate orally in order to present information and data clearly. (6) Ability to communicate in writing in order to present information and data clearly. (7) Knowledge of budget and/or financial practices, procedures, regulations in order to track budget information.
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.
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:Back to top
You can review our benefits at:
Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options! Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA
This position is in the bargaining unit.
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.
EPA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. 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.
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: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 to http://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.
--College transcripts - if qualifying for this position based on education or a combination of experience and education, you are required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.
--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.
--Current and Former Federal Employees: You are required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) indicating your status eligibility. This SF-50 should include your Position Title, Pay Plan, Occupational Code, and Grade or Level. If you are a current temporary/term employee who previously held a status Federal position, you need to submit your SF-50 which shows your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.
--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 are applying for a noncompetitive appointment, you'll need to submit additional documents to prove your eligibility to apply to this vacancy announcement. If you want to learn more about noncompetitive appointments, visit OPM's web site: http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities
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
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.