ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST, GS-0028-7/9/11


Vacancy ID: 843990   Announcement Number: MU-13-13   USAJOBS Control Number: 337941000

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1. Title of Job

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST, GS-0028-7/9/11


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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403160115 Miami, OK

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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.

A. Yes.

B. No.

4. Do you possess a valid Drivers License?

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

B. I do not possess a valid Drivers License.

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 resume, 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.

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

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5 grade level in the Federal service assisting in the preparation of Federal, State, tribal, and county orders, ordinances, statutes, laws, directives and policies involving National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA); assist in development of contract specifications and scopes of work for environmental assessments ; conduct base line environmental surveys, etc. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

B. I have successfully completed one full year of appropriate graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or equivalent) in a field of study directly related to the work of this position. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.

C. I have a combination of experience as described in A and education as described in B which totals 100% of the requirement. To compute, determine your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine your education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.

D. I have graduated with a bachelor's degree which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work AND I have documented Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) during my undergraduate studies. I meet the SAA by one of the following three methods: (1) class standing - upper third of the graduating class based on completed courses in the college, university or major subdivision; (2) grade point average - 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on my official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B " or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; OR (3) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society (note: membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision). Submit a copy of your transcript and proof of GPA computation, Class standing, or Honor Society membership. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.

E. I do not meet the requirements as described.

6. 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 the response that you select.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 grade level in the Federal service providing assistance by researching environmental protection issues; or carrying out specified portions of environmental protection projects and identifying and recommending solutions to problems, assisting with site inspections, collecting data, reviewing documents, analyzing evidence, etc . These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

B. I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B or J.D. in a field related to this position. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.

C. I have a combination of specialized 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. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.

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

7. 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 the response that you select.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-9 grade level in the Federal service that includes performing analytical duties associated with the planning, development, execution and review of environmental policies and procedures; or using analytical techniques to modify or adapt established environmental protection procedures; perform site inspections, writing reports; recommending corrective/mitigation action or procedures for compliance, etc. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

B. I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.

C. I have successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D or equivalent degree or LL.M. degree in a field related to this position. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.

D. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and more than 2 years of graduate education as described in B or C 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. Note: Applicants who select this response must provide transcripts as verification of their education.

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

For each task listed below, select the statement that best describes the level of your training and/or experience for this position. If you select response D or E, your application must be able to support your claim; otherwise, you may receive a lowered or ineligible rating.

A- I have no education, training or experience in performing this task. (0 points)

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 supervisory 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 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 plan, carry out environmental assessment/protection programs or projects.

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. Review, analyze and coordinate comprehensive analysis pertaining to environmental, cultural and natural resource management.

16. Skill in using standard data gathering and analysis techniques to collect and review technical information on environmental activities.

17. Plan, develop, organize and coordinate the Bureau's Environmental Quality Program.

18. Develop environmental strategies within environmental compliance.

19. Evaluate facts, incidents, potential risk to provide recommendations to the agency and tribes concerning hazardous situations and environmental protection issues.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

32. 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.