Asbestos Abatement Supervisor

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Sep 16, 2020
Sep 19, 2020
Full Time


This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

About the Position: The US Army Garrison serves the Soldier and collaborates with Army science and research by providing excellent laboratory facilities and support services.
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  • Direct the accomplishment of assigned work operations such as asbestos and pest control within the production schedules.
  • Assess work in areas such as asbestos and pest control to ensure acceptable standards are met.
  • Measure the dimensions of items such as pipes, ductwork, walls, floors, and ceilings in order to replace accordingly.
  • Develop tools to be utilized for asbestos removal.
  • Maintain inventory of necessary supplies for areas such as asbestos and pest control.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent must be able to obtain AHERA Asbestos Inspector (3 day, 4hr refresher annually) course to include Bulk Sampling and maintain within 6 months of accepting this position.
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a State of Maryland Department of the Environment license to handle asbestos and a S2 Supervisor License for Lead Paint Removal within 6 months of accepting this position.
  • The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.
  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
  • This position has been designated "Mission Essential". In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
  • Employee may be required to work on call or overtime at night or on weekends.
  • This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 10% of the time.
  • This position has a requirement to lift up to 50 lbs. in the regular performance of duties.
  • This position requires the employee to use personal protective equipment provided by the employer.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • This position is supervisory as defined by the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) General Schedule Supervisory Guide (GSSG). A one year probation to assess your ability to perform supervisory duties is required unless previously completed.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Asbestos Abatement Supervisor without more than normal supervision. Ability to Lead or Supervise work to include supervise employees who accomplish removal and repair of asbestos contaminating materials and lead paint abatement. Oversee storage and disposal of hazardous material. Complete inspections to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Occasional working conditions are outside in all kinds of weather in areas that may be dusty, drafty and noisy. Exposure to heat, dust and cold may occur. The incumbent must follow numerous safety procedures and wear of protective clothing and devices such as goggles, respirators, heavy aprons, hard hats, asbestos gloves, and masks is required. Wear of protective clothing and devices (PPE) is required when removing and disposing of hazardous materials.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Incumbent must be able to climb, crawl, kneel, stoop, bend, and lift. The work requires moderate to heavy physical effort such as lifting and carrying items often weighing 50 pounds or more, with assistance. Work requires prolonged physical exertion while working from ladders, standing, bending, stooping, reaching confined spaces, and crawling. The work will often require working in cramped and awkward positions and continuous movement of the hands and arms is required during the removal and refitting of insulation materials. During the construction and removal of enclosures, workers will be required to work for prolonged time periods climbing up and down ladders and platforms. When involved in mitigation of exterior sites, workers will be required to wear protective equipment for long periods of time during adverse conditions.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Financial Disclosure Statement OGE Form 450 is used to assist agencies and employees to avoid conflicts between duties and financial interest. This position requires pre-employment financial disclosure and annually thereafter in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 29 - Installation Management position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain (40 hour course) and maintain (8 hour annual refresher) accreditation as a Licensed Asbestos Abatement Worker within 6 months of accepting this position. Course must meet or exceed EPA's AHERA requirements and OSHA standards for Class I / II Asbestos Operations.
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a State or Federal certification in accordance with AR 200-5 and DoD Pest Management Plan that includes DOD 4150.7, Pest Management Program, Pest Management Quality Assurance Evaluator/Installation Pest Management Coordinator Course (Course Number: 6H-F33/322-F31) within 6 months of accepting this position.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.

If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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