Environmental Protection Specialist

Department Of The Interior Gallup , NM 87301

Posted 4 months ago

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Summary

This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Region in Gallup, New Mexico. This position serves as an expert in the Environmental Management Program.

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as the Remedial Project Manager for the BIA, Navajo Region in Gallup, NM.

  • Responsible for the planning, design, construction, oversight and implementation of projects to assess, cleanup, or mitigate contaminants on trust lands or at BIA Federal facilities, and restore or reclaim trust resources.

  • Responsible for environmental site assessments and analyses of new project developments, which maintain the potential impacts to trust lands, allotted lands and federally-owned lands.

  • Consults with other federal agencies, States, and Indian Tribes to design, evaluate, review and coordinate environmental projects on behalf of the Navajo Region.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel for work assignments and/or training.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)
    0028 Environmental Protection Specialist

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Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Indian Preference applies

  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit

  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period

  • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.

  • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

  • Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions for GS-0028, Environmental Protection Specialist Series)

GS-12: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience includes, but is not limited to serving as a senior advisor to management on requirements of environmental compliance and planning; writing environmental site assessments and scope of work, evaluating existing releases to determine the correct regulatory approach for remediation actions; dealing with multiple agencies at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels; synthesizing complex environmental information from a variety of sources for inclusion into documents readily understood by the public; conducting environmental training and presentations; understanding and incorporating management policies into completed documents; coordinating long and short term goals that incorporate multiple entities; coordinating with contractors to ensure all projects follow regulatory statutes and contracting requirements; incorporating both environmental and safety regulations; working as a multi-media remedial project manager for regulatory statues managed by federal, state, and tribal regulations.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated in the table, are not required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.

TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.

Education

If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

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.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the 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. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION


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