Director Division of Environmental Assessment and Center for Marine Acoustics

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Sterling, Virginia
Posted
May 18, 2022
Closes
May 24, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-14/15 grade level in the Federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. Failure to meet basic qualification requirements and all mandatory technical qualifications listed automatically disqualifies an applicant.

Specific Duties

The incumbent carries out the following specific responsibilities :

The Division of Environmental Assessment (DEA) Director, has overall responsibility for development and direction of BOEM's compliance with environmental laws, regulations, executive orders, and related requirements, notably (but not limited to) the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Coastal Zone Management Act, Fisheries Conservation and Management Act (FCZA), National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act. Ensures appropriate application of scientific information within decision analyses and documents across many disciplines (air quality, fates and effects, habitat and ecology, socioeconomic and sociocultural, endangered and protected species, oceanography), across multiple BOEM programs (oil and gas, renewables and marine minerals), and in the full range of ecosystems and environments in the 2.5 billion acres managed under the OCS. Specific duties executed by the Director, DEA or through staff include:

Performing supervisory duties, including but not limited to directing a program with significant resources; planning and assigning work and evaluating accomplishments; developing performance standards and evaluating subordinate performance; counseling employees on work and administrative matters; reviewing and approving serious disciplinary actions; making and approving selections for non-supervisory positions; identifying training needs and developmental opportunities (including those of a costly, non-routine, or controversial nature); hearing and resolving serious employee or group complaints; approving expenses comparable to within-grades increases, extensive overtime, and employee travel; recommending awards and bonuses and changes in position classification; approving leave; and finding ways to building teamwork, improving business practices, and enhance productivity. These duties (in combination with similar supervisory duties under the CMA Director position) are performed less than 25% of the time.

The CMA Director, conceives, plans and executes BOEM's first center of expertise, an organization-wide scientific and policy service entity driving best practices, research, scientific rigor, policy improvements, and messaging on marine acoustic issues. Ensures appropriate application of scientific information within decision analyses and documents across many acoustic disciplines (modeling, biological impacts, policy), across multiple BOEM programs (oil and gas, renewables and marine minerals), and in the full range of ecosystems and environments in the 2.5 billion acres managed under the OCS. Specific duties executed by the Director, CMA or through staff include:

Building and adapting needed IT or other technologies, budget, and staff resources to support CMA model development and meet goals and objectives.

Overseeing development and certification of BOEM's first in-house acoustic model, a suite of underwater acoustic propagation models and supporting databases capable of use for all of the acoustic sources regulated by BOEM.

Applicants who meet all the mandatory technical qualifications will be evaluated by a panel to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required narrative statements for the technical qualifications described in this vacancy.

If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.
We recommend that your resume includes examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must possess the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance level for this position.
  • Ability to pass pre or post-employment drug screens (if applicable based on clearance level).
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Participation in direct deposit is required.


Qualifications

Applicants who meet all the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (i.e., MTQ's) will be evaluated by a panel to determine the degree to which they possess each of the listed qualifications. This evaluation will determine which applicants are best qualified. Total background, including experience, education, awards, self-development, and training will be reviewed. This information will be obtained from the application package, including the required Mandatory Technical Qualification narrative statement(s) described above and listed below:
  • Demonstrated knowledge as it relates to the ability to integrate the Secretary's and the Administration's clean energy goals and priorities into departmental programs while balancing change and continuity, improving customer service, increasing program performance, and ensuring accountability.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with energy and mineral development on the Outer Continental Shelf including related regulations and policy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of highly technical concepts, principles, and practices of acoustic modeling, environmental risk assessment, bioacoustics, and policy applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Department of Interior missions and programs as they relate to ocean and coastal programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of underwater acoustic data collection, research methods, and analysis techniques employed in impact assessments in the marine and coastal environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relationships among Federal agencies and private and public groups as they relate to energy management on the Outer Continental Shelf.


  • Education

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Additional information

    The applicant selected for this position will be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278, and the supplemental form, Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interest, DI-278. All forms must be filed within 30 days after the selection for this position.

    The sensitivity level of the position requires completion of a successful background investigation of the selectee. Prior to appointment, applicants tentatively selected for this position may be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use.

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, martial status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring authority directly. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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    If applicable, travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.

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    If applicable, in accordance with Executive Order 12564, and under the Department's Drug Free Workplace Program: Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use and to pass the test prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.