Environmental Specialist- Direct Hire Authority

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Jul 24, 2021
Closes
Jul 25, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Military Housing Offices to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

About the Position: Works under the general supervision of the Chief, Compliance Branch, Environmental Division, who makes initial assignments and provides broad overall objectives. Serves as Staff Action Officer responsible for development and implementation of an assigned area on FT. Belvoir.
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Responsibilities

  • Serves as Staff Action Officer responsible for development and implementation of an assigned area of the Fort Belvoir environmental program.
  • Ensures installation-wide compliance (to include inspections) with applicable Clean Water Act/Resource Conservation and Recovery Act-I requirements for all HAZMAT/POL storage tanks.
  • Implements the applicable regulatory amendments to laws, regulations, and directives under the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act, National Environmental Policy Act , and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.
  • Conducts detailed reviews of all Military Construction Army (MCA) and Operations Maintenance appropriations (OMA) projects especially as it pertains to Stormwater Management (SWM) and Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC).
  • Plans and executes the assigned program or develops alternate engineering and environmental management solutions.
  • Prepares various scope of work statements for the procurement of services provided by Architect/Engineering (A/E) firms.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 5% of the time for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • The position requires a Secret Security clearance.
  • This position requires the incumbent to obtain the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) certification within 4 months of start date.
  • See 'Additional Information' section below for additional conditions of employment.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Basic Requirement for Environmental Specialist:

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

OR

B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes managing an environmental program which includes one or more of the following programs: surface water quality, drinking water quality, solid waste, hazardous waste, air quality, noise, sewage disposal, cultural resources, land use planning, resource recycling or conservation, storm water management and construction design review. Providing program management advice regarding one or more of the following: the Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

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.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • 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) 18 - Engineers & Scientists 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 .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • This position requires at minimum the following Virginia provision certification for license at entry and completed certification within one year of employment: Program Administration for Stormwater Management (SWM) and Program Administration for Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC).
  • This position requires the incumbent to take and pass the following certifications within one year of start date: Virginia Certification for License for Inspector Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC), Virginia Certification for License for Inspector for Stormwater Management (SWM), and HAZWOPER 40 hour certification.


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
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

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
  • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
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.

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.

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