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.

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 7 AUGUST

About the Position: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, GALVESTON DISTRICT, REGULATORY DIVISION, POLICY BRANCH, CORPUS CHRISTI REGULATORY FIELD OFFICE, DUTY LOCATION: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX


Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

Duties

Duties performed in this assignment are developmental, preparatory for the advancement to the position of Regulatory Specialist, Gs-0401/1301-11.
You will utilize your professional knowledge of natural, physical, and social sciences theories, practices, and methodologies, as they relate to the natural and human environment, to serve as a regulatory specialist with technical expertise to: (1) Evaluate Department of the Army (DA) permit application and compliance for activities in waters, of the United States and/or navigable waters of the United States within the regulatory authority of the Clean Water Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, and the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act; (2) Assist in the development of general permits (GP); (3) Assist in the development of procedures to implement directives from higher authority; and (4) Serve as a District representative on groups and task forces with missions of interest to the District and/or the regulatory program, and to complete assignments related to special regulatory initiatives directed toward effective, efficient, and consistent application of the regulatory program. The regulatory specialist facilitates the accomplishment of items (1) to (4) above, by coordinating the activities of subject matter specialists within or outside the District to produce a timely and quality product which meets the overall objectives of the regulatory program. The regulatory program is directed 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 in the best interest of the people, considering environmental, social, and economic concerns. At times, the regulatory may be required to advise lower grade employees on the procedural aspects of the regulatory program, resolve differences (administrative and technical) among views and positions of other Federal and state agencies and private Interests for finalizing certain regulatory actions, and represent the Corps as an expert witness in court cases on permit decisions and/or enforcement actions in which he/she was involved.
The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion related to field work such as: hiking long distances through rough conditions, repeated digging of soil pits, and frequent stooping to sample vegetation, climbing steep inclines, and jumping over obstructions. You must possess the required physical abilities which have allowed you to obtain a valid and current motor vehicle operator’s license.

The work involves regular and recurrent exposure to rough terrain, adverse weather conditions or situations in which you are exposed to heavy earth moving equipment or unimproved roads that must be traversed. Such work environments may also involve exposure to unfavorable conditions such as dangerous chemicals, noise, fumes, and contaminated water and require use of protective equipment such as hard hats, protective shoes, etc.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • MOVING EXPENSES (PCS) AUTHORIZED