ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST, GS-0028-9/11/12


Vacancy ID: 824177   Announcement Number: AB-13-15   USAJOBS Control Number: 335565200

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST, GS-0028-9/11/12


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST

21. Geographic Availability

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382345061 New Town, ND

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

WARNING STATEMENT: Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the résumé, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes

B. No

2. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility. To determine if you are eligible, please go to the following website: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI3.asp

A. Yes.

B. No.

Incumbent will be required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

4. Do you possess a valid Drivers License. If you answered "Yes" to question four, please submit a copy of your current Valid Drivers License with your application.

A. Yes, I certify that I possess a valid Drivers License.

B. No, I do not possess a valid Drivers License.

5. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-9 Environmental Protection Specialist. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. (NOTE: If qualifying based on education, you must submit a complete, legible copy of your official college or university transcript(s) with your application to document academic achievements and receive credit.)

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 grade level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include work involving determining and preparing necessary environmental analysis; monitoring new construction and inspecting production sites. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

B. I have a 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 to this position.

C. I have a combination of experience as described in A and more than one year of graduate education as described in B which totals at least one year. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.

D. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-11 Environmental Protection Specialist. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select. (NOTE: If qualifying based on education, you must submit a complete, legible copy of your official college or university transcript(s) with your application to document academic achievements and receive credit.)

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 grade level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include work involving but is not limited to serving as an advisor to management on requirements of compliance and planning; writing environmental impact statements, environmental assessments and categorical exclusions; conducting environmental training and presentations; understanding and incorporting management policies into completed documents; coordinating long and short term goals that incorporate multiple entities. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience)

B. I have a 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 to this position.

C. I have a combination of experience as described in A and more than 2 years of graduate education as described in B when combined together meets 100% of the total requirements for the position. To compute, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.

D. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

7. Carefully read the following description of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-12 Environmental Protection Specialist. Make sure your resume supports your response that you select.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience includes, but is not limited to serving as a senior advisor to management on requirements of compliance and planning; writing environmental impact statements, environmental assessments and categorical exclusions; dealing with multiple permitting agencies at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels; synthesizing complex environmental information from a variety of sources for inclusion into documents readily understood by the public; conducting environmental training and presentations; understanding and incorporting management policies into completed documents; coordinating long and short term goals that incorporate multiple entities. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

B. I do not have the experience as described in the above statement.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. If after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience and your self-rating is not supported, your score will be lowered.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. (0 Point)

B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job. (1 Point)

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures. (2 Points)

D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee. (3 Points)

E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise. (4 Points)

8. Independently apply professional environmental procedure to identify, evaluate, and mitigate environmental impacts.

9. Interpret and apply federal environmental laws/regulations, Executive Orders, and other applicable environmental directives to ensure agency and tribal compliance.

10. Routinely provide technical assistance to internal staff, tribes, agencies, and members of the public.

11. Interpret and determine the application of environmental laws/requirements as well as state/local practices/procedures to Indian Lands.

12. Conduct studies/surveys/audits to assess environmental compliance and hazardous materials liability.

13. Provide technical advice and guidance to management on environmental matters.

14. Review new and proposed laws/regulations/directives to determine impact to tribal and agency operations.

15. Manage and prioritize multiple active projects.

16. Provide estimates of work completion to supervisors, internal staff, tribes, agencies, and members of the public.

17. Keep track of project status on a regular basis in a spreadsheet.

18. Identify and manage multiple required environmental components of each project.

19. Identify changes in regulatory requirements and apply to each project to ensure compliance.

20. Prepare technical reports based on reviews of the environmental situation.

21. Review and edit lengthy reports prepared by tribes, technical experts, and consultants.

22. Use computer programs to create/edit reports and input data.

23. Prepare memoranda and letters to communicate agency policy/directives/notices.

24. Prepare and edit documents necessary for formal consultation with other federal agencies.

25. Work in a large office setting while communicating on a regular basis with several independent field offices.

26. Communicate with large number of tribal representatives, including attorneys, general members, tribal government agency reps, members of tribal councils.

27. Communicate and work with technical experts and consultants on a wide variety of subject matters.

28. Communicate with attorneys and legal experts on a wide variety of subject matters.

29. Communicate with citizen groups, regulatory agencies, and various interested parties regarding agency actions and proposed actions.

30. Conduct regular meetings with internal staff, tribes, agencies, and members of the public.

31. Provide contractual, regulatory, and policy interpretation to internal staff, tribes, agencies, and members of the public.

32. Field questions from the news media.

33. Chair public hearings.

34. Conduct environmental training and presentations for internal staff, tribes, agencies, and members of the public.

INSTRUCTIONS: As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

35. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50s) is received and is accurate.