Environmental Scientist, GS-0401-13 (DEU)


Vacancy ID: 836962   Announcement Number: BSEE-CW-13-MM836962 (DEU)   USAJOBS Control Number: 337073800

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The Vacancy Identification Number is: 836962
1. Title of Job

Environmental Scientist, GS-0401-13 (DEU)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If this is a vacancy that awards Indian Preference (as stated in the vacancy announcement), please answer this question.

Are you eligible for Indian Preference?  If "Yes", you must fax your BIA-4432 Form before the closing date of the announcement (Wednesday, February 13, 2013) following the instructions in the vacancy announcement to receive preference.  No other form of Indian preference will be accepted.


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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

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information


19. Job Preference

How do you wish to be considered for this position?

You will automatically be considered under Competitive Examining procedures.  In addition, you may also be eligible for consideration under other recruitment options.  You may select more than one option of consideration, if applicable.   Please select the appropriate option(s).

Please thoroughly read through the vacancy announcement and the "How to Apply" tab of the announcement for further information regarding required documents for each type of consideration. 

If the required documentation is not received by the closing date of the announcement, you may be found ineligible for the position and will be removed from further review.   A resume is required for ALL consideration options
1 ANY U.S. CITIZEN (Competitive Examining, Veteran's Preference applies) - All U.S. citizen’s with no prior Federal service OR those with Federal status as defined above but would like to be considered under competitive examining procedures (Note: Federal status applicants selected under competitive examining procedures will be required to serve a new probationary period).

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Environmental Scientist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


99MTRO004 New Orleans Metro Area, LA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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Category 01 and 02, "Ethnicity", check only one; category 03 through 07, "Race", check all that apply; category 08-10, "Disability Status" select one; category 12-20 "Targeted Disabilities", in the case of multiple impairments, choose the code which describes the impairment that would result in the most substantial limitation; category 11 applies to Schedule A appointment eligibility.


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08 08 - No Disability
09 09 - I do not wish to Identify my Disability
10 10 - Disability
11 11 - I am on or eligible for a Schedule A appointment (See "How to Apply" in the Vacancy Announcement for eligibility details)
12 12 - Deafness
13 13 - Blindness
14 14 - Missing Limbs
15 15 - Partial Paralysis
16 16 - Total Paralysis
17 17 - Convulsive Disorder
18 18 - Mental Retardation
19 19 - Mental Illness
20 20 - Distortion of Limb or Spine

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

By submitting your application to this vacancy, please be aware that you are agreeing to the following statement regarding your application: I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that I must not leave any questions "blank", or unanswered. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Please answer the following questions honestly and accurately. All answers must be reflected in your resume.

1. I understand that my resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination as to whether or not I meet the specialized experience requirements for each grade level(s) for which I am applying. My work experience can be assumed to be FULL-TIME, unless I note otherwise. If my work schedule is something OTHER THAN full-time, I have annotated the hours/week worked for that experience. I understand that if the experience used to qualify me is part-time, and does NOT equal 52 weeks, I will be removed from consideration for employment.

A. Yes, I understand this statement and my resume complies with it.

2. Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position.

A. I fully meet the definition defined under paragraph A under Qualification Requirements/Basic Requirements.
B. I fully meet the definition under paragraph B under Qualification Requirements/Basic Requirements.
C. I have some of the requirements defined under A or B but do not fully meet either.
D. None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.

3. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level) which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled?

A. Yes. I have performed these duties for at least ONE year, and this experience is clearly reflected in my resume.
B. Yes. I have performed these duties for LESS than one year, and this experience is clearly reflected in my resume.
C. No. I do not have experience performing the duties described above, however am willing to learn.

Please choose the answer below that best describes your work experience. Please remember that your answers MUST be reflected in your resume, or you may be considered ineligible.

A- 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.
B- 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.
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.
D- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

4. Coordinate, direct, and manage a complex resource management or monitoring program of regional scope and significance.

5. Coordinate, direct, and manage an artificial reef program of regional scope and significance.

6. Lead or assist with an environmental enforcement study, project, or research activity of regional scope and significance.

7. Lead or assist with an artificial reef-related study, project, or research activity of regional scope and significance.

8. Oversee the development of environmentally sound mitigation/alternatives that comply with Regional programs/policies and ensure industry compliance.

Please choose the answer below that best describes your work experience. Please remember that your answers MUST be reflected in your resume, or you will be considered ineligible.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
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.
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.
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.

9. Serve as national or regional lead on establishing policy and criteria for environmental impact assessment methodologies and associated monitoring, compliance, and educational tools.

10. Serve as a principal advisor, regionally and/or nationally, on matters related to environmental investigations and enforcement activities or public outreach efforts regarding environmental compliance.

11. Serve as a principal advisor, regionally and/or nationally, on matters related to artificial reef activities.

12. Serve as advisor on matters related to environmental impact studies of regional or national significance.

13. Serve as advisor on matters related to artificial reefs as covered under the National Fishing Enhancement Act of 1984 (NFEA) and other legislation particularly related to the National Artificial Reef Plan and State artificial reef programs.

Please choose the answer below that best describes your work experience. Please remember that your answers MUST be reflected in your resume, or you may be considered ineligible.

A- 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.
B- 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.
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.
D- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

14. Lead or assist with artificial reef-related studies/research/compliance projects.

15. Participate in the collection, standardization, and analysis of environmental data related to Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) resources and/or industry activities.

16. Identify specific artificial reef issues and problems that need to be addressed or resolved through additional research and/or coordination.

17. Serve as Contracting Office Representative (COR), or equivalent, responsible for the development, design, procurement, administration, and evaluation of major science/compliance studies/research.

18. Oversee administration of technical aspects of contracts and contractor performance, as well as, participate in progress meetings and the review/inspection of all deliverable items.

Please choose the answer below that best describes your work experience. Please remember that your answers MUST be reflected in your resume, or you may be considered ineligible.

A- 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.
B- 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.
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.
D- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

19. Identify specific environmental or program compliance problems for research or study efforts.

20. Identify specific environmental problems regarding artificial reefs and the Rigs-to-Reefs Program.

21. Monitor programs funded and/or led by Federal and/or State agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, or industry groups to determine applicability of environmental findings.

22. Oversee, schedule, and participate in field efforts regarding artificial reef emplacement and related compliance efforts.

23. Work with remote-sensing data collection, mitigation, and stipulations to ensure compliance with permits.

24. Develop, modify, and circulate training, educational, and development materials for Rigs-to-Reef Program or other environmental compliance programs of a similar nature or impact.

Please choose the answer below that best describes your work experience. Please remember that your answers MUST be reflected in your resume, or you will be considered ineligible.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
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.
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.
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.

25. Prepare, summarize, and/or edit technical reports, contracts, analyses, reviews, and articles to effectively communicate information to other scientists/engineers, management, or industry/public representatives.

26. Prepare reports that monitor, track and/or assess the impacts created from oil and gas activities on artificial reefs.

27. Prepare incidents of non-compliance (INC) or assisted in a Civil Penalty Program.

28. Plan and conduct coordination meetings, workshops, sessions, and other conference work related to artificial reef/Rigs-to-Reefs oversight.

29. Defend technical program, policies, and conclusions to other Federal, State, and Local Governments, industry leads, and private groups/persons.

30. Develop and maintain relationships with Federal and State resource agencies such as NOAA, USCG, USACE, and other local groups to determine issues and concerns, ensure their involvement, and obtain the most current information related to environmental issues.

31. Serve as representative for a Federal, state, or local government or private industry at professional meetings or on task forces where subject matter expertise is required.

32. Respond to media concerns, congressional data calls, or other issues concerning artificial reefs, Rigs-to-Reefs, and/or an Environmental Enforcement Program.

Please indicate your pay plan, highest grade held, and dates held below (e.g. GS-13; 08/15/11-08/15/12). If you have never been a federal employee, please type "N/A".