You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.
Physical Science - Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
*Education Requirements Cont.*
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-12 level, you need to have at least one year of fulltime experience defined as experience in performing quantitative and qualitative analyses of facility assessments to determine compliance with Clean Air Act (CAA).
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of fulltime experience defined as experience reviewing and evaluating state enforcement programs to ensure consistency with the national and/or regional Clean Air Act enforcement programs and experience in evaluating and interpreting results of facility assessments to determine their scientific significance, compliance with the CAA, and to ensure that all aspects of the required information is provided.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
-Knowledge of Clean Air Act (CAA) sufficient to evaluate facilities compliance with program regulations.
-Ability to communicate in writing to provide technical and scientific guidance to federal state, local and tribal governments.
-Knowledge of environmental science/engineering principles related to the Clean Air Act (CAA) to coordinate and implement new and existing CAA initiatives.
-Skill in working with a variety of computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point programs).
-Knowledge of the CAA sufficient to evaluate facilities compliance with program regulations (PSD, NSR, MACT, NESHAP, NSPS, Title V, etc.)
Education Requirements Cont.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in professional engineering and/or Physical Science.
Environmental Engineer - To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR
Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.
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:
You must be a U.S. Citizen.
You must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.
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.
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