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 below:
To qualify for the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as using standard analytical methods and techniques to perform initial analyses of and to make recommendations relative to a wide range of scientific, engineering, legal, environmental protection and environmental management issues. OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in the academic discipline as described below.
To qualify for the GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience defined as programmatic and enforcement activities including; permit application review, permit issuance and permit administration. Commenting on technical and programmatic policy, guidance and regulation associated with the program.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulations pertaining to Underground Injection Control (UIC) permitting with specific and in-depth knowledge of Class VI - Carbon Sequestration regulations.
2. Knowledge of principles, theories and practices of a Geologist to serve as an authority in extending existing approaches and applying new developments to investigate critical problems.
3. Skill in the area of geology and hydrogeology related to carbon sequestration.
4. Knowledge of technology and principles related to design, construction and operation of all types of injection wells including solution mining and oil and gas related enhanced recovery and disposal wells, oil and gas production wells, as well as carbon sequestration wells.
5. Ability to communicate in writing to prepare analysis and reports.
6. Ability to review Class VI permit applications.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following:
Degree: geology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative paleontology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology and cartography; OR a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors listed that included the described course work.
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:
If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.
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 will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
You must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.
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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