To qualify for this GS-12 Environmental Scientist position you must possess the following:
Basic Education Requirement:
Possess a degree in 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. OR
Have a combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
In addition to meeting the above listed Basic Education Requirement, you must possess the following experience:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service assisting with the management of complex and highly technical environmental protection programs that include hazardous waste management, storm water management, air quality, water quality, pollution prevention, green procurement, environmental restoration program, cultural and natural resource, spill prevention and response, environmental management system, environmental impact analysis program management, and recycling program management; assisting with managing, planning, programming, budget and execution of an environmental quality program area; assisting with the short and long range planning in conjunction with engineers regarding future construction and renovation projects; and preparing and guiding the implementation of environmental programs
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing of the announcement.
Foreign Education: For education completed in foreign colleges or universities to be used to meet qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
Only experience obtained by the closing date (Friday, July 25, 2014) of this announcement will be considered.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To determine if you are among the best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Please follow the instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your category assignment. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Knowledge of environmental sciences programs and related disciplines.
Knowledge of Environmental Protection that involve federal/state compliance.