Environmental Protection Specialist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 21, 2019
Closes
May 21, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
  • Announcement also advertised U.S. Citizens: FRA.RPD-2019-0006.
  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
    • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.

    To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

    To qualify for the GS-09 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-07 it must include:

    • Experience contributing to the preparation of documentation necessary for complying with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.
    • Experience applying the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.  
    • Experience evaluating buildings and structures for historic significance.

    To qualify for the GS-09 on Education alone, you must have:

    • At least 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or have been awarded a master's or equivalent graduate degree.
    • You can also qualify based on a combination of graduate education and experience.  This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.


    To qualify on for the GS-11 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09, it must include:

    • Experience providing technical advice and/or training regarding compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act or the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
    • Experience evaluating buildings and structures for historic significance.
    • Experience creating or preparing Section 106 compliance documents; such as National Register of Historic Places eligibility determinations, cultural resources identification reports, assessment of effects reports, Memoranda of Agreement, Programmatic Agreements, cultural resources sections of NEPA documents, etc.
    • Experience reviewing NEPA documents including Categorical Exclusions and Environmental Assessments.

    To qualify for the GS-11 on Education alone, you must have:

    • 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
    • You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience.  This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.  

    To qualify on for the GS-12 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS- 11, it must include:

    • Experience leading routine consultations pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, including reviewing and/or preparing Section 106 compliance documents such as National Register of Historic Places eligibility determinations, cultural resources identification reports, assessment of effects reports, Memoranda of Agreement, Programmatic Agreements, cultural resources sections of NEPA documents, etc. for federally-assisted projects.
    • Experience identifying and evaluating the historic significance of historic engineering structures and transportation infrastructure (e.g., bridges, tunnels, stations/depots), evaluating project impacts to such properties, and making recommendations regarding how potential adverse impacts could be avoided, minimized and/or mitigated.
    • Experience developing guidance and providing training to external and internal stakeholders regarding Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
    • Experience reviewing NEPA documents including Categorical Exclusions and Environmental Assessments, and integrating Section 106 and NEPA compliance requirements.

    You cannot qualify on education at the level, you must have experience.



    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.

    For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

    Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

    Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.







    Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

    EEO STATEMENT: The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.

    This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. 

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be scored based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.

    Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package.  If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated on your behalf or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers.  If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.  The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.


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