The ideal candidate can provide environmental and historic preservation guidance, review grants to confirm all necessary documentation is provided, and ensure grants are compliant with environmental and historic preservation laws, regulations, and executive orders.
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EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
In this position, the incumbent will review Federal Grants and serve as an advisor for recovery efforts to maintain Environmental and Historical Preservation (EHP) compliance requirements.
Typical assignments include:
Providing environmental and historic preservation compliance technical assistance to teammates and partners;
Coordinating with environmental and historic preservation staff at Joint Field Offices (JFOs) and FEMA Regional Offices on a regular basis to ensure front-loading and identification of compliance issues;
Ensuring environmental and historic preservation compliance is understood and incorporated as appropriate into grants developed at the Consolidated Resource Center;
Determining if grants require and are ready for environmental and historic preservation compliance review; identify additional documentation required to ensure environmental and historic preservation compliance
Ensure grants are compliant with environmental and historic preservation laws and executive orders, including but not limited to the National Environmental Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Executive Orders 11988 (Floodplains), 11990 (Wetlands), and 12898 (Environmental Justice).
Educate non-EHP practitioners on environmental and historic preservation compliance laws and best practices.
Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential; however, dependent on an employee's ability to perform higher level duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work associated with a higher level position, and administrative recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE employees.
Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.
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0028 Environmental Protection Specialist
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
You must successfully pass a background investigation.
Travel will be required.
You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
Selective service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.
Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.
Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.
The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
To qualify for this position at the IC-11 ($66,253) level, you must demonstrate one full year of specialized experience in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, or the private sector, equivalent to at least the IC-9 level in federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
Reviewing documentation to ensure compliance with applicable environmental and historic preservation laws and regulations;
Recommending solutions that address environmental or historic preservation concerns
Collaborating with stakeholders to address compliance issues.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.M., if related
A combination of education and experience may be considered
To qualify for this position at the IC-12 ($79,411) level, you must demonstrate one full year of specialized experience in the federal government, a state or local government, a non-profit organization, or the private sector, equivalent to at least the IC-11 level in federal service.
Specialized experience for this position includes:
Reviewing documentation to ensure compliance with applicable EHP laws and regulations;
Analyzing technical compliance issues related to environmental and historical preservation.
Providing technical assistance to stakeholders on environmental and historic preservation laws and regulations.
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 provides valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.
Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.
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