Environmental Protection Specialist

Department Of Transportation Glastonbury , CT 06033

Posted 2 months ago

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This announcement is being advertised under the FHWA's Alternative Duty Location (ADL) Program.

You will serve as a senior professional on the Air Quality, Transportation Conformity, and Noise Team on policy matters in transportation-related air quality and noise issues.

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Responsibilities

As an Environmental Protection Specialist, you will:

  • Serve as FHWA's lead professional staff and use expert knowledge in areas that involve and relate to the air quality aspects of transportation environmental-related matters of Title 23, U.S.C. and the transportation programs and provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA), especially the transportation conformity provisions.

  • Provide technical guidance and policy interpretation on the development of national policies, procedures, and techniques for analyzing and mitigating transportation-related air quality and noise impacts and for providing advice and interpretation of FHWA policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Provide expertise and knowledge in the development of policy and guidance to ensure that adequate consideration is given to air quality and noise in transportation planning and project development processes, particularly as related to the determination of transportation conformity and meeting NEPA requirements.

  • Serve as senior expert for providing advice and guidance on a national scale and provides information and advice on practices in assessing and abating the air quality and noise impacts of transportation.

  • Be responsible for the implementation and interpretation of FHWA environmental policies which contain basic FHWA policies and procedures for consideration of air quality and noise impacts in the transportation planning and development processes to ensure all Federal requirements are met.

  • Provide interface between the air quality and noise aspects of the Federal-aid highway program and the activities and programs of other agencies and relate the application of policies and procedures of other agencies to those of FHWA.

  • Provide technical guidance and expertise in training activities in transportation planning, air quality and noise impacts, NEPA implementation, and transportation conformity areas.

The ideal candidate for this position is a senior level professional who can function independently and demonstrate leadership in team environments. The candidate should have experience in developing Agency-wide policies, possess strong analytical and communication skills, and have experience working on multi-disciplinary teams.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
14

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    0028 Environmental Protection Specialist

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.

  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date

  • Announcement also advertised U.S. Citizens: FHWA.HEP-2019-0004.

This announcement is being advertised under the FHWA's Alternative Duty Location (ADL) Program and can be filled in any one of the approved ADL locations listed on this announcement.

Under this program, relocation assistance is not available to applicants residing in any one of the ADL locations advertised in this announcement. Relocation is available for applicants located outside of the advertised duty locations.

Employees who are not eligible for relocation because they reside in one of the advertised locations may apply for positions in other advertised duty locations; however, if selected, they must move themselves to the location at their own expense.

Additional specifics regarding the ADL Program are located on Staffnet under August 2016 Alternate Duty Location Program Guide found at http://intra.fhwa.dot.gov/had/adl/index.htm

Please visit the "Alternative Duty Location (ADL) Program Guide" via the FHWA Staffnet for details concerning the program.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: - Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the Grade 13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

  • Experience in working with noise or air quality modeling tools and techniques.

  • Experience assisting policy and program development, implementation, and assessment in critical areas relating to transportation air quality or highway traffic noise programs.

To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include:

  • Experience in working with noise or air quality modeling tools and techniques.

  • Experience leading State-level policy and program development, implementation, and assessment in critical areas relating to transportation air quality or highway traffic noise programs, regulations, and policy.

  • Experience working on teams and/or committees to develop policy recommendations related to transportation or air quality programs, the CMAQ program, or the highway noise program.

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.

For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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