The primary purpose of this position is: To serve as the Environmental Protection Specialist at the Hazardous Waste Facility for the 354th CES/CEIE consisting of management and/or implementation of the following programs: air and water quality; pollution prevention; hazardous waste and materials; environmental inspections; and contractor performance monitor.
The organizational location of this position is: 354th Fighter Wing, 354th Civil Engineer Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska.
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Plans, develops, coordinates, and directs environmental management and protection programs for the 354th Civil Engineering Squadron.
Executes assigned program elements to comply with all applicable Federal, State and local environmental laws and policies.
Provides advisory services on specific problems, projects, programs, and functions in all applicable environmental areas.
Prepares and/or reviews identification, documentation, and communication of environmental concerns for environmental plans and installation-wide construction projects.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0028 Environmental Protection Specialist
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. citizenship is required.
Position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program.
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guidance.
The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle, including a 4x4 on unimproved roads. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position.
Disclosure of current/former Political Appointee status is required, if selected.
Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military and commercial aircraft.
Employee may be frequently required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) such as hard hat, gloves, and safety goggles.
Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Employee will be required to obtain job related training certifications such as Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health, Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Waste Operations Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)/Spills, and Hazardous Waste.
Employee will be required to satisfactorily pass a physical examination at the time of tentative selection.
In order to qualify for this Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-0028-11, position, you must meet one of the experience and/or education Options stated below. Your resume must fully support your experience and/or education in order to be found qualified. If qualifying based on education, copies of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.
Option A: You have at least one year of specialized experience working as an Environmental Protection Specialist. This experience included: (1) Interpreting environmental concepts, laws or regulations including the National Environmental Policy Act, in order to resolve environmental problems and concerns; (2) Assessing environmental areas for compliance with Federal, State, and other laws, regulations, and executive orders as applicable to Hazardous Waste Management and disposal; (3) Administering programs related to environmental protection such as hazardous waste recovery programs, or chemical and biological treatment of wastes; and (4) Troubleshooting environmental protection problems requiring investigation of unsafe or questionable conditions in assigned programs. This experience must be comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in private or public sectors).
Option B: You have successfully completed a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a directly related field such as Environmental Science, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Biology or any of the physical sciences. NOTE: You must submit copies of your official transcripts.
Option C: You have less than the full amount of specialized experience required but you have more than 2 years of graduate level education with a major or subject area in one of the fields stated in option B. Therefore, you have a combination of experience and education. To calculate your combination, first determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required in option A. Then determine your education as a percentage of the education required in option B. Then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only graduate education in excess of 2 years may be used to qualify. NOTE: You must submit copies of your official transcripts.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website.
Part time or unpaid experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Volunteer work experience: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
TRANSCRIPTS: To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of unofficial or official transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), type of degree awarded (if applicable) and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you can begin work.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
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