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Environmental Protection Specialist

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Forest Service Afton , WY 83110

Posted 5 months ago

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This position is located on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The duty station will be negotiated upon selection and will be in Afton, Kemmerer or Big Piney, Wyoming.

This position will serve as a Zone Environmental Coordinator for Greys River, Kemmerer, Big Piney, and Pinedale Ranger Districts. The position is responsible for performing program work involved in environmental protection, land management planning, and environmental law compliance, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Forest Management Act (NFMA). This position is assigned to the Planning & Lands Staff Group and assists with coordination for administrative review, litigation, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact either John Russell at or or Anita DeLong at or .
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Responsibilities


Duties listed are at the full performance level

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  • Provides unit personnel with advice and guidance on compliance with a broad range of environmental policies including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Forest Management Act (NFMA).

  • Performs detailed reviews of environmental studies, environmental analysis documents and evaluations, linking a variety of resources such as social, economic and cultural values, land, air, water, timber, recreation, wildlife, fisheries and/or special management areas to ensure compliance with environmental policy requirements.

  • Interprets and disseminates changes, decisions and directions regarding all environmental policies that would affect the unit and communicates these impacts and applicability of changes, decisions, and directions to line officers and other unit staff.

  • Serves as interdisciplinary team lead to carry out environmental studies and evaluations to determine the impacts of various actions or events, such as forest planning projects, on the environment.

  • Serves as the administrative review and litigation coordinator in the implementation of the administrative appeals and objections procedures.

  • Analyzes and considers litigation and court decisions to make appropriate recommendations to unit leadership regarding a unit's position in specific lawsuits.

Travel Required


Occasional travel

  • Occasional travel for training, meetings, and/or site visits will be required.

Supervisory status


No


Promotion Potential

11


Who May Apply


This job is open to


Permanent Forest Service agency employees

, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles, and USDA CTAP/RPL eligibles.

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Requirements


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

  • Satisfactory background investigation and/or fingerprint check

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Qualifications


Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. For more information on the qualifications for this position, go to:

Basic Qualifications:
You must possess the requirements identified below to be considered eligible for this position. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education or a combination of education and specialized experience.


Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-9: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level; masters or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work; such as degrees in business administration or law.

Examples of specialized experience are: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as: Leading the administration and implementation of environmental programs; leading routine environmental studies and evaluations; collecting data, reviewing documents, assisting with the identification and resolution of NEPA issues or problems; and analyzing evidence and preparing reports regarding environmental programs.

GS-11: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least to the GS-9 grade level; 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; or an appropriate combination of specialized experience and graduate level education (beyond what is required for a masters degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work; such as degrees in business administration or law.

Examples of specialized experience are: Leading the administration and implementation of environmental programs, leading routine environmental studies and evaluations, collecting data, reviewing documents, assisting with the identification and resolution of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) issues or problems, and analyzing evidence and preparing reports regarding environmental programs.

Work Experience:Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience: the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, series and grade (if applicable); and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualification purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position.

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.

TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


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BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
This is a bargaining unit designated position.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reemployment Priority List (RPL): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.

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  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing.

E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. If you are selected as a newly hired employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS E-VERIFY system. Under the system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.

Government housing is not available.

Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.

Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) provides current or former temporary and term employees the opportunity to compete for permanent competitive service positions. Individuals must have more than 24 months of service without a break between appointments of two or more years and the last temporary or term appointment must have been with the Forest Service. Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better.

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW.

If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you will be placed under a career development plan, and may be non-competitively promoted if you successfully complete the requirements and if recommended by management. However, promotion is not guaranteed.

This position is not eligible for telework.

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How You Will Be Evaluated


You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above

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You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below:

  • Knowledge of environmental regulations, policies and laws, such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

  • Ability to participate and assist in developing environmental analysis, reports and documents

  • Ability to participate in interdisciplinary teams for project level planning

  • Ability to communicate other than in writing

Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the "Apply" button to the right.

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The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete

. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisors phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.

  • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit: a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

In addition to the above, you must submit the documents below if you claim any of the following:

  • Current and former Federal employees: 1) Most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, highest grade (or promotion potential) held on a permanent basis, position title, series and grade

AND 2) Most recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Do not submit a performance plan.

  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP or RPL priority: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible Applicants: Notification of Personnel Actions (SF-50s) showing you have served in appropriate appointment(s) for a period/periods that total more than 24 months without a break in service of two or more years. You must include the initial hire actions, extensions, conversions and termination/separation SF-50s for each period of work;

AND Performance Rating(s) or other evidence showing acceptable performance for ALL periods counted toward the more than 24 months of service. You must provide: 1) Performance


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