Environmental Protection Specialist

Wallops Island, Virginia
Aug 14, 2022
Aug 19, 2022
Full Time

Prepares and reviews environmental documents including Environmental Assessments (EA). Environmental
Impact Statements (EIS). Categorical Exclusions (CATEXs). Records of Decision (ROD) and Finding of No
Significant Impact (FONSI).

Forecasts future resource needs to manage emerging environmental issues. Conducts studies, surveys, and audits to identify environmental problems and provides corrective guidance. Works directly with Legal Counsel and the FAA Office of Environment and Energy on issues and guidance on environmental projects and initiatives.

Provides aviation specific environmental guidance to support FAA management and facilities, DoD proponents, and Third Party developers on environmental regulations in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E and FAA Order 8900.1. Coordinates compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other federal and/state regulations as it relates to environmental reviews, aircraft noise analysis, and other NEPA policy relating items.


Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding your COVID vaccine status.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H, FG/GS-10-12. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes Experience preparing and reviewing federal actions for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), associated laws and its implementing regulations, policies, and guidelines issued by the Council on Environmental Quality. Experience conducting environmental studies and analyses, including development of documents such as Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Environmental Assessments (EA), related to controversial, complex, novel, or highly unusual technologies under NEPA. Experience preparing technical documentation for special purpose environmental laws and regulations, such as those related to cultural resources, threatened and endangered species, noise, water quality and wetlands, and air quality as applicable to related orders or notices.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.



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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies. www.faa.gov/jobs/working_here/financial_disclosure_requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section. In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the Required Documents section of the announcement.

The FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

How You Will Be Evaluated for External Announcements:

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by PASS: Flight Standards Services.

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