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Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Virginia
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

  • You will provide SME in environmental legislation and DoD policy including Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle I, Clean Water Act (CWA), other environmental laws and Navy policies, and industry standards.
  • You will provide subject matter expertise (SME) for environmental compliance products and services in support of Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants (POL) storage tanks and other facility compliance.
  • You will promote streamlining and process improvements for delivery of all POL-related products and services.
  • You will provide environmental compliance related technical guidance to ensure technical feasibility of scopes of work and help solve compliance issues at installations, Facilities Engineer Commands (FECs) and HQ.
  • You will maintain familiarity with changes in regulations and industry standards that affect compliance and review and comment on new rules.
  • You will coordinate complex projects with a multi-disciplinary staff.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Selectee will be required to complete and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, prior to entering the position and annually thereafter.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.


GS-12: In addition to the basic education requirement, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Interpreting and assisting others with applying petroleum compliance related regulations to projects involving petroleum storage tanks and other facility compliance (e.g., Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), subtitle I Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations, and Clean Water Act (CWA) Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control (SPCC) regulations); 2) Conducting site surveys and assisting to prepare associated petroleum compliance related technical plans and reports, such as Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Control (SPCC) plans, Storage Tank Management Plans (STMPs), etc.; 3) Assisting with the interpretation, applicability, and/or implementation of current policies and directives; and 4) Reviewing plans, designs, and specifications for improvement, alteration, and/or construction of facilities to ensure conformance with environmental requirements. ***NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume.

The GS-13 position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is: Current license as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. You must attach a current copy to your email submission.

: In additional to the basic education and PE license requirement, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Applying federal and/or state environmental laws/regulations and industry standards in order to integrate environmental factors into facilities and operations; 2) Interpreting environmental legislation and regulations to determine potential impact on facility operations; 3) Supporting the planning, design and execution process to address environmental requirements, particularly in POL storage tanks and shore facility infrastructure projects; and 4) Developing a wide variety of written studies, reports, procedures, plans, correspondence, and/or briefing materials to ensure effectiveness of environmental projects. ***NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: Environmental Engineering Series 0819 ( AND

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.



Successful completion of a professional engineering degree applicable to this position. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.


Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For more information about EI and EIT registration requirements, please visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website at:


Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The FE examination is not administered by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. For more information, please visit:


Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above)


Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily, there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.

Additional information

This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the DoD direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed.

If selected below the full performance level, you may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.

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