Environmental Protection Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton, Virginia
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 17, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

NASA Langley Research Center is seeking to hire an Environmental Protection Specialist to manage the Center's Water Quality and Natural Resource Management Programs. Duties include management of VDEQ approved Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) and Stormwater Management (SWM) program which requires Dual Combined Administrator certification for ESC and SWM in accordance with the regulations 9VAC25-850.
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Responsibilities

  • Manages and oversees the water compliance program which operates under three permits and an Administrative Order.
  • Act as the Dual Combined Administrator for management of VDEQ approved Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) and Stormwater Management (SWM) program.
  • Performs water compliance inspections of operations, construction sites, and discharge points to ensure compliance with various water permit conditions. Acts as the point of contact in external water program regulatory inspections.
  • Manages the Natural Resources Program. Complete Section 7 or wetland consultations. Ensures the Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP) is updated and implemented. Manages wetland resources to ensure compliance.
  • Works with various organizations to ensure corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Serve on the Natural Resources Council (NRC). Recommend mitigation strategies for natural resources such as trees, wetlands, endangered species, migratory birds and wildlife.
  • Ensure Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and NASA Environmental Tracking System (NETS) data is maintained.
  • Review projects and participates in planning and engineering design reviews. Develop design guidelines, contract language, and land use strategies to ensure environmental compliance.
  • Duties described above are at the full-performance level. Duties assigned at a lower grade level will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity; duties will be commensurate with the grade of selected employee.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This position is open to U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
  • A one-year probationary period may be required
  • Must obtain/maintain a valid License and/or Certification: Dual Combined Administrator Certification from the VA Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).


Qualifications

Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade, which has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.

(a) For the GS-11 grade level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal Service, which equipped the applicant with the competencies required to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes performing duties such as; Assisting with the implementation of a water quality compliance program that operates under multiple regulatory permits; Supporting the execution of regulatory requirements to ensure compliance with water and natural resource management policies; Supporting the analysis of impacts due to permit conditions and/or regulations for water and natural resources OR applicants may substitute the following education for the specialized experience requirements.

(b) A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field,

OR

(c) 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

OR

(d) Applicants may qualify based on a combination of the experience and education requirements described above.

To qualify for the GS-12:

Specialized experience includes performing duties such as; Supporting the implementation of a water quality compliance program that operates under multiple regulatory permits; Executing regulatory requirements to ensure compliance with water and natural resource management policies; Reviewing projects, determining impacts due to permit conditions and/or regulations and recommending mitigation strategies for water and natural resources; Recommending design guidelines and contract language to ensure environmental compliance; Conducting inspections to ensure environmental compliance with various water permit conditions and natural resource management regulations.

To qualify for the GS-13:

Specialized experience includes performing duties such as; Independently developing and managing the implementation of a water quality compliance program that operates under multiple regulatory permits; Environmental permit writing and negotiating with external stakeholders; In-depth knowledge of stormwater and erosion and sediment control laws, regulations, and design principles; Reviewing projects, determining impacts due to permit conditions and/or regulations and recommending mitigation strategies for water and natural resources; Developing design guidelines and contract language to ensure environmental compliance; Conducting inspections and execution of corrective actions to ensure environmental compliance with various water permit conditions and natural resource management regulations.

Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.

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Education

There are no education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must:

Indicate your eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility.

Be well qualified for this position to receive consideration. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for NASA's definition of well qualified.

Be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP if you are selected for the position. This includes copies of your agency notice, most recent Performance Rating and most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

Provisionally certified as an Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) and Stormwater Management (SWM) Program Administrator and Plan Reviewer with the ability to obtain the Dual Combined within 18 months may also receive consideration for this job.

Identification of promotion potential in this position does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher level duties.

As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.

You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

This position is announced under Direct Hire authority. A Human Resources Specialist will review your resume to determine if you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements as listed in 'Requirements'.

CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be assessed using NASA STARS, an automated system that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 point quality categories, which are defined as:

90 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.

For the purpose of the CTAP and ICTAP, candidates rated in the top quality (90 pt.) category are considered well-qualified.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide . Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.