Environmental Program Manager

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Edgewater, Maryland
Posted
Oct 01, 2022
Closes
Oct 08, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As an Environmental Program Manager the following duties would be performed:

  • Helps with design, implementation, and evaluation of citizen science projects, including helping with data collection, data quality procedures, and project volunteer engagement.

  • Works with SERC Scientists to organize, train and manage citizen scientist research, volunteers, a program assistant, and interns. This includes coordination with scientists, stakeholders, schools, and other organizations for trainings and workshops. Provides oversight to assure compliance with SERC/SI policy and best practices.

  • Coordinates, manages, and conduct programs for the general public. Incumbent may conceive, design, implement and evaluate specific scientific outreach programs within the overall framework of the Citizen Science Program, including virtual talks and projects, demonstrations, and exhibitions for the public which interpret and communicate current ecological issues and environmental research conducted at SERC.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


Conditions of Employment

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:

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Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions on OPM website .

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

A. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

or

B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to the basic education requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the specialized experience:

GS-09 Specialized Experience: You qualify for this position if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as organizing, coordinating, and/or evaluating public participation in a science research program, including projects that include collaboration with scientists, training of citizen scientists, volunteer management data management and collection, and liaising with stakeholders, schools, or other professional organizations. Has experience collecting, managing, and reporting data for scientific research and public outreach.

Or Education: 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree

Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards . Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Additional information

This position is included in the bargaining unit.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Office of Human Resources. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
  • Position title;
  • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
  • Agency; and,
  • Beginning and ending dates of appointment.

Recruitment Incentive: Recruitment incentive(s) may be authorized for this position. However, approval for incentives are contingent upon various availability. If authorized, certain incentives will require the incumbent to sign a service agreement to remain in the Federal government for a certain time period.

Note: This statement does not imply nor guarantee an incentive will be offered and paid.