These positions are located in the Office of General Counsel, Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Office, in Washington, DC.
For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-general-counsel-ogc
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
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Establish, analyze and interpret policy, procedures, and standards for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), conflict prevention, consensus building and public involvement;
Lead team members in the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of environmental Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) contracting, and ADR programs and project responsibilities;
Promote the use of conflict prevention and ADR processes;
As a confidential neutral professional, assist parties in reaching resolution of disputed matters.
When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.
You will spend 25-50% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.
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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.
You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.
We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as providing guidance and advice regarding the design of environmental collaboration and conflict resolution processes and selection of neutrals; and serving as a task order contracting officer representative for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
To qualify for the GS-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-13 level defined as providing guidance and advice regarding the design of environmental collaboration and conflict resolution processes and selection of neutrals; serving as a task order contracting officer representative for ADR; designing and providing alternative dispute resolution training; establishing internal processes to improve efficiency; and serving as a third party neutral (mediator or facilitator).
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Knowledge of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and conflict prevention; 2) Ability to establish standard operating procedures for ADR; 3) Skill in contract management; 4) Ability to lead a team; 5) Skill in customer service; 6) Ability to design and execute ADR related training, facilitation, program evaluation, and reporting; 7) Ability to facilitate, mediate and conduct ADR case intakes.
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.
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