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This position is located at a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) federal correctional facility and is under the supervision of the Environmental & Safety Compliance Administrator. The incumbent serves as the Environmental Compliance Specialist, and is responsible for the local implementation of national goals, targets, and objectives relating to environmental issues.
The incumbent oversees the environmental program and may assist in planning, directing, and coordinating the implementation of local environmental policy. The employee's primary duties have a significant effect on the execution of management policies or programs locally.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and is performed on a regular and recurring basis.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.
Job family (Series)
0028 Environmental Protection Specialist
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required.
See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
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Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related.
NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you MUST upload and electronically link legible transcripts from USAJOBS at the time you apply to receive consideration. Transcripts must include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here. (If you are selected for this position based upon your education, you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.)
For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to successfully perform the duties of the position, and must typically be in or related to the position to be filled.
Some examples of this qualifying experience are:
Experience working with and knowledge of statutes, regulations, permit/licensing requirements and precedent decision governing environmental operations sufficient to use in planning, implementing, and monitoring local environmental compliance programs, environmental management systems, and pollution prevention programs.
Experience working with programs pertaining to Clean air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Federal Insecticide and Rodenticide Act, and all other environmental areas.
Experience managing, administering, and coordinating the development, implementation, and review of environmental compliance programs.
Combination of Education and Experience:
A combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.
Selective Placement Factor:
Applicants must possess one of the following certifications:
Institute of Hazardous Material Management (IHMM) Certified by Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers (IHMM) Certified by Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP)
National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP) Certified by Environmental Auditor or Certified by Environmental Systems Manager
Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC) Certified by Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA).
Applicants must provide a current copy of the certification(s) and clearly address having the certification(s) in their resume. Applicants who fail to provide proof of certification by the closing date of the vacancy announcement will not receive consideration for this position.
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.
Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.
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