Interdisciplinary Environmental Engineer/Physical Scientist/Natural Resources Specialist

Department Of Defense Indianapolis , IN 46218

Posted 1 week ago

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The selectee for this position will serve as the Installation Environmental Program Manager in the Environmental Branch, Public Works Department, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND ATLANTIC. This position is 100% TDY to Camp Lemonnier.

Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will be determined by duty location once a selection has been made.

This is a full-time temporary assignment not to exceed one year. This assignment may be extended up to 2 additional years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations. This position may be filled as a Temporary Promotion or Temporary Reassignment.

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The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

  • Manages all environmental programs at the Camp, including day to day environmental oversight, planning, conservation, and restoration, in a manner that ensures the Camp is conforming to ISO 14001 as a part of the Navy's Environmental Management System (EMS).

  • Manages hazardous waste handling, spill response, EV sampling and testing, drinking water, and waste water, in accordance with all applicable requirements and laws.

  • Ensures compliance with environmental regulations, standards, and procedures, in accordance with U.S. and Host Nation laws.

  • Conducts routine inspections of tenant commands to investigate compliance with applicable standards for water and wastewater, air, above-ground and underground storage tanks, spill prevention, clean-up actions, waste management, and natural/cultural resources.

  • Works with supported commands to resolve issues related to compliance or differing regulatory interpretations.

Travel Required
75% or less

  • This position is 100% TDY to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. You will be expected to travel up to 75% of the time.

Supervisory status


Who May ApplyThis job is open toPermanent Competitive Service Internal Employees within Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) (NV25).

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)
    0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences
    0819 Environmental Engineering
    1301 General Physical Science

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.

  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.

  • See Other Information and Requirements section for additional requirements.


Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field

  • Facilities Engineering - at Level III. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at

This position is 100% TDY and requires travel, up to 75% of the time from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. Must be willing and able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.

Selectee will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.

Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.


  • A full 4-year course of study from an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. OR:
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. For illustrations of qualifying combinations of education and experience, visit:


  • A 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to bachelor's degree in one of the following: Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR:
  • A combination of education and experience in courses equivalent to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education that equals at least 100% of the requirements for the position.


  • If you are applying as an Environmental Engineer (0819), you must be currently registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) in any state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or Guam. It is highly recommended that you provide a copy of your current registration with your application.

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing duties such as: 1 administering or assisting in the administration of Environmental Management Programs; 2) providing technical guidance to personnel regarding Environmental Management issues; 3) implementing environmental policy and ensuring compliance with environmental requirements; 4) providing input for recommendations on environmental issues, environmental administrative matters, environmental program budgets and various region-wide responsibilities; and 5) conducting hazardous waste handling, storage and shipment, spill response, environmental sampling/testing, and other environmental support services.


Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.



If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, it is highly recommended that submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:

See the Office of Personnel Management's General Policies for information on crediting education.

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