Job Overview

Summary

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

SPECIAL NOTICE - PLEASE READ!

This position is also being announced under SWGJ140495411129177 for "Status Candidates". If you are currently a permanent Department of Army employee with status or have other appointment eligibility(s), ensure to review this announcement to determine if you are eligible to apply and receive consideration.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) cost is not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

This is an interdisciplinary position and can be filled by any of the following disciplines:

0401- Biologist
0408-Ecologist
1301 Physical Scientist

This position may be filled at any of the following locations:

Buffalo, NY
Auburn, NY
Oak Harbor, OH
Orwell, OH
Stow, OH

Pay will be set based on location of the position.

Field visits require regular and recurring physical exertion such as: hiking long distances through rough country, repeated digging of soil pits, frequent bending or stooping to sample vegetation, climbing steep inclines, and jumping over obstructions.

Position is located in the regulatory program; the program is responsible at ensuring that the physical, biological and chemical integrity of the nation’s water resources are improved and enhanced and that regulated activities in these waters are not contrary to the public interest, considering environmental, social, and economic concerns.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

Duties

Incumbent facilitate the management of the section enforcement workload by personally conducting or managing the investigation of unauthorized work and developing and determining the resolution of enforcement actions. Typical projects lack direct and documented avenues for resolution, requiring creative application of scientific principles and interpretation of regulatory procedures. Investigations of this complexity may involve:
(a) design of site specific restoration/mitigation projects using technical experience and judgement; the determination of technical feasibility of projects; the direction and overseeing of on-site construction;

(b) analysis of complex impacts on fish and wildlife, natural resource conservation, pollution control, flood control, aesthetics, ecology, and the general public interest associated with the structures, materials, and work activities;

(c) preparation of accurate and detailed environmental assessments, factual photographic litigation materials, and recommendations for legal action by the U.S. Attorney/U.S. Department of Justice;

(d) preparation of jurisdictional determinations in complex situations where these limits are unclear and/or controversial.

(e) evaluation of after-the-fact permit applications.
Assists in the management of the District regulatory program through the development, administration, and implementation of programmatic initiatives and requirements such as local enforcement operating-procedures, public information programs, training programs and litigation reports and requirements.
Such initiatives and requirements may involve:
(a) Advising lower grade employees on procedural aspects of the regulatory program, including but not limited to the preparation of after-the-fact public notices, letters, EAs, and correspondence.
(b) managing special programmatic initiatives which may result from interagency coordination efforts, special task groups, directives from higher authority, the District Engineer, the Division Chief or the Branch Chief.

(c) participating on, or serving as leader for, interagency task forces formed as programmatic initiatives, providing timely input, fully coordinating issues with others, as appropriate.

(d) representing the District and/or Regulatory Branch on interagency and other task forces.

(e) assisting Office of Counsel in preparation of litigation reports.

Resolve differences (administrative and scientific) among views and positions of other Federal and state agencies and private interests for finalizing certain regulatory actions, or represent the Corps as an expert witness in court cases on permit decisions and/or enforcement actions in which he/she was involved.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Business Travel

Relocation Authorized

  • No