Environmental Resource Specialist

Department Of Defense Pierre , SD 57501

Posted 4 weeks ago

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About the Position: The district office is located in downtown Omaha and is just blocks from the Missouri River and minutes from the city's wide array of parks, museums, historic sites, restaurants, recreation and entertainment venues such as Boys Town, the world-class Henry Doorly Zoo. Great schools, affordable housing, recreational space, and diverse activities, contribute to some of the highest standards of living in the nation. Position may be filled at any of the locations listed above.

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  • Serves as the Environmental Compliance, Oil and Gas, Energy, and Sustainability Program Manager for the Omaha District Operations Division (NWO).

  • Point of contact and expert consultant for all environmental compliance, oil and gas, energy, and sustainability implementation, inspection, auditing, monitoring and reporting responsibilities and associated matters for the Division.

  • Provides staff guidance and expert policy guidance to Division staff and field offices to ensure consistent, effective, and efficient implementation of federal, state, and local environmental requirements, and sustainability matters.

  • Create sustainability program to assure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, and executive orders.

  • Serves as the senior natural resource specialist and District authority for implementation of the Omaha District Oil and Gas Policy.

  • The environmental program and restoration efforts require the resolution of highly complex technical problems that are further compounded by political and public interests.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position up to 20%

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

  • Must have and maintain a valid state driver's license.

  • Must have completed a 40-hr Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) course and maintained annual HAZWOPER refresher certifications. Annual refreshers must be maintained throughout the performance of work under this position.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act

  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A

  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible

  • Reinstatement

  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and or experience requirements requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirement for Environmental Resources Specialist

A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.


B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major in zoology, or in a related discipline that included course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes 1. Environmental stewardship programs and associated development of leasable minerals (oil and gas); and 2. Expertise in the areas of natural resources and environmental science principles leading to the execution of an environmental compliance program including prevention, protection, and reclamation efforts dealing with Environmental Stewardship of project lands. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the second lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Environmental Law and Regulatory Compliance

  • Natural Resource Management

  • Planning and Evaluating

  • Project Management

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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Environmental Resource Specialist

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