The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.
For EHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions and Health Care Occupations. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office Of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint individuals to select defense acquisition workforce positions, or 'EHA Acquisition,' pursuant to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and certain health care occupations, or 'EHA Medical.' Positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.
This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
- Occasional Travel
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
GS-05: Applicants who meet the basic requirements described in the individual occupational requirements are fully qualified for the specified entry grade (generally grade GS-05).
GS-07: One year of specialized experience to at least the GS-05 grade level under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes performing engineering duties of limited scope in professional knowledge of environmental engineering concepts and principles as well as the ability to apply standard environmental practices, methods, and techniques to perform, following specific instructions, relatively routine projects or a portion of a larger and more complex project.
have one year of graduate level education
superior academic achievement SAA
have a combination of education and specialized experience
GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Perform a variety of duties relating to environmental engineering services involving design criteria and facility surveys for construction and maintenance of facilities and utility systems.
have a master's or equivalent graduate degree
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree which provides you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position
have a combination of education and specialized experience.
GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Copes with complex problems of determining the technical feasibility, economic considerations and programs management of projects with large financial expenditures. Responsible for a wide variety of engineering disciplines involving mechanical, environmental and civil work.
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D.
equivalent doctoral degree
have a combination of education and specialized experience.
GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Technical authority on all aspects of one or more specialty areas (e.g., plume migration, containment, ground water and soil cleanup, sold waste management units clean/closure, and related areas).
GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include experience in a broad range of activities involving complex, obscure, or novel aspects of the specialty area such as dealing with technological developments, new regulations, and the lasts and sometimes conflicting, scientific evidence and trends. Technical expert in a specialty area that includes development guidelines to be used by operating personnel and providing expert advice and assistance on a full range of scientific problems involving all aspects on environmental planning, compliance, and restoration.
GS-14: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: Expert knowledge of scientific or engineering concepts and principles in the area of environmental management. Responsible for federal budget process, the DoD Planning, Programming, Budget System, budgetary policies, regulations procedure and guidelines of the Air Force, the sources, types and methods. As a manager, the ability to assure a smooth and integrated accomplishment of many varied and highly complex projects simultaneously. Resolve technical, financial and administrative problems encountered at all stages of project accomplishment.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of environmental engineering principles and concepts needed for application to a wide range of environmental situation in designing and planning for Air Quality, Water Quality, Asbestos, Lead Based Paint, Toxic Substance Controls, Pollution Prevention, Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Above/Underground Storage Tanks, and Permit Management.
2. Familiarity with related engineering fields such as mechanical, chemical, civil or electrical as they apply to the specialty area.
3. Knowledge of policies, objectives, needs and practices applicable to the full range of duties concerned with the operation, maintenance and modification of pollution abatement facilities.
4. Knowledge and skill to assess the impact of the installation's activities on public safety, ecology and environment.
5. Knowledge of Environmental Regulations including Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Position may be subject to random drug testing
- Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
- Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
- Employee must maintain current certifications
- Position may require an appropriate security clearance
- Provides assistance and technical guidance for the preparation of permits, waivers, consent declaration, surveys, assessments and statements.
- Responsible for the administration, planning, monitoring, directing, and assisting in the accomplishment of the engineering functions.
- Manages the identification, design and cleanup of Installation Restoration Program (IRP) and executes RCRA corrective action sites due to past waste disposal practices (fire training areas, landfills, farms, etc.).
- Manage, initiates and maintains the base environmental program through guidance and direction of other subordinate professional and nonprofessionals.
This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.
Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS-14).