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Environmental Protection Specialist

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US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations Portland , OR 97228

Posted 5 months ago

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This position is located in Region 10, Oregon Operations Office, Portland, OR. It may be located at Portland, OR/Boise, ID/Lacey, WA/Seattle, WA. The duty location will be determined after a selection has been made for this position. If selected, you must work at one of the locations stated in this announcement. The salary will be commensurate with the duty location. For more information on this office, visit their website: Region 10 Website

One or more positions may be filled.

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At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Provides senior-level leadership on technical and policy assistance to Region 10 staff and management on forest issues, including forest-related statutory programs.

  • Ensures that Region 10's Forest Sector work is managed to achieve public health and environmental protection goals and outcomes.

  • Maintains comprehensive and current knowledge of evolving national and regional forest policies, programs, and regulations.

  • Coordinates and oversees the preparation of presentations, speeches, special reports, and position and briefing papers, for the RA/DRA/Executive Team Office Directors, on complex and sensitive forest-related issues.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 Days

Supervisory status


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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.

  • You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).

  • This is a temporary position (see Other Information on assignment limits).

If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation.

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.


We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as both individual experience and experience as part of a team, reviewing and providing input on the development and implementation of state and/or federal forest practices regulations, and forest planning processes, in the Northwest Region of the United States.

To qualify for the GS-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-13 level defined as experience in a leadership role working with other federal and/or State management agencies in reviewing and providing input on the development and implementation of state and/or federal forest practices regulations, and forest planning processes in the Northwest Region of the United States; experience with Section 319 of the CWA, Non-Point Source Program, and in the implementation of forestry related watershed management plans.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

  • Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of forestry to support one's ability to communicate with, lead, manage, and motivate work groups, teams, committees, and task forces involved in forestry projects.

  • Skill in negotiating complex and controversial issues with major consequence, both internal to EPA and with other agencies and stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of the effects of forest activity on the environment, including the potential effects on human health, and the means of preventing, controlling, or reducing pollution, and environmental impacts.

  • Knowledge of non-point source impacts on water quality and aquatic resources as well as ecosystems and environmental health impacts from forestry and rangeland management.

  • Knowledge of federal laws and regulations that pertain to the regulation of forests and rangeland activities and effects of such activities


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Environmental Protection Specialist

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US Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations