Environmental Protection Specialist
JOB DESCRIPTION: Environmental Protection Specialists promote a pollution-free, sustainable environment by ensuring Agency compliance with Federal, state, and local environmental regulations, laws, and relevant best practices. They interpret these laws and regulations and develop associated policy, guidance, and metrics. They manage and implement air pollution, wastewater, hazardous waste, community right-to-know, environmental impact, sustainability, and other related programs.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
1) Demonstrated experience in developing, coordinating, and implementing environmental policy and strategic planning documents, procedures, standards, and risk management guidelines;
2) Demonstrated experience in the execution of environmental programs, to include monitoring compliance with federal, state and local regulations;
3) Demonstrated experience/knowledge of environmental regulations at the federal, state, and local levels;
4) Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with co-workers, leadership, customers, mission partners, and state and/or local government officials on matters of policy, regulatory enforcement and environmental program implementation;
5) Demonstrated experience with standard contracting regulations, practices, and procedures;
6) Demonstrated performance exhibiting strong ethics, values, and leading by example.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Resources, or a related discipline. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education in any area listed in option A and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the tasks associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 6 years of experience in interpreting or implementing environmental laws and regulations, developing environmental policy, or in a related area of work.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. Certifications: Cert Prof Environ Auditor; Hazardous Materials Certificate; Professional Engineer (PE); Certification in Environmental Engineering; and/or, Qualified Environmental Professional;
2. DAWIA Certification in Facility Engineering or Program Management;
3. Master's Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Conservation and Natural Resources, Environmental Resources, or a related discipline.
- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Promotions may be conducted during the annual pay for performance process or throughout the year via the Assignment Opportunity Notices (AON). Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.
This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).