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Job Title:Interdisciplinary Regulatory Specialist/Physical Scientist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:SWHB14171142-1168757DE

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$39,179.00 to $62,297.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, July 24, 2014 to Thursday, August 7, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0401/1301-07/09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Corpus Christi, TX View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB 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

 

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • MOVING EXPENSES (PCS) AUTHORIZED

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH RESUME TO VERIFY EDUCATIONAL REQ MET
  • WORK REQUIRES PHYSICAL EXERTION RELATED TO FIELD WORK
  • WORK ENVIRONMENT MAY INVOLVE EXPOSURE TO UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS

DUTIES:

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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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required for the GS-7 level: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: experience gathering all documents related to permit applications and ensuring packets are complete. Answering inquires from state and federal agencies, private industry and the general public on the permit process. Entering and retrieving permit data in an automated system. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-6).

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: For GS-07  Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement (SSA) or One  (1) year of graduate level education.  SSA is based on (1) class standing - Applicants must be in upper third of the graduating class; (2) grade point average, 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0; (3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.

Experience required for the GS-9 level: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: experience reviewing permit applications for completeness and accuracy. Consulting with project managers on required documents needed to support permit requests. Preparing monthly reports and notices on permit requests. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-7).

EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: Two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters degree or Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

• Permit Process

• Investigation & Enforcement

• Analysis and Planning

• Advisory

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).


MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

To view the mandatory Education requirements and acceptable combination of education & experience please go to the following website:

0401 Series: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/general-natural-resources-management-and-biological-sciences-series-0401/

1301 Series: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/general-physical-science-series-1301/


Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.



OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Proceduresinformation sheet.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
Thursday, August 07, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.




REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment.  A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."  See: Transcripts and Licenses

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1168757. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application


NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
DA SWR USACE Southwestern Division
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
ATTN PECH SWR V
PO Box 17300
Fort Worth, TX
76102-0300

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


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Job Announcement Number:

SWHB14171142-1168757DE

Control Number:

375693600