1. 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. Note: If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.A. I agree with the warning statement above and will not overstate or understate my level of experience and demonstrated capability.
2. Please select the response that BEST describes the specialized experience you possess that meets the minimum qualifications for a GS-12 Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist. FAILURE TO RESPOND WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.
For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the Level Descriptions that best describes your experience and/or training in that task. Select only one letter for each task.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
3. Apply knowledge of environmental program principles and procedures applicable to areas, e.g., solid and hazardous waste management, air and water quality management, pollution prevention and control, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) management, underground storage tank management, installation restoration and remediation, environmental compliance and assessment, in order to perform duties of the program.
4. Develop a working hazardous waste management plan.
5. Direct the review of all environmentally related actions, such as, work requests, real property actions, and proposed changes for environmental impact.
6. Inspect hazardous waste accumulation areas at facilities.
7. Manage an environmental permit program, e.g., air, waste water discharge, pretreatment discharge, drinking water, and hazardous waste storage, disposal, or transportation.
8. Apply environmental program knowledge to resolve complex problems involving e.g., investigations, inspections, and environmental oversight, where procedures require frequent modification or changes in requirements.
9. Direct the performance of surveys, inspections and evaluations of environmental hazardous waste activities to identify and initiate corrective actions.
10. Serve as a spokesperson or point of contact for responding to environmentally related inquiries from federal, state or local personnel.
11. Report environmental violations, e.g., Notices of Violation, Compliance Orders, and Notices of Non-Compliance to the appropriate authorities.
12. Provide technical guidance to personnel involved in the handling and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes (e.g., paints, varnishes, lacquers, solvents, fuels, and pesticides).
13. Respond to questions regarding environmental issues.
14. Prepare reports for the handling and disposal of hazardous materials and wastes.
15. Write recommendations for controlling or eliminating potential or existing environmental hazards or violations.
16. Prepare warning letters, civil complaints, or administrative orders for environmental violations.
17. Participate in developing policy guidance to implement various provisions of environmental standards.
In this part, you will respond to questions about supervisory experiences you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the ONE response description that best describes your experience.A- I have no experience performing this task.
18. Assign work to personnel in an office or work unit.
19. Establish performance standards for staff.
20. Appraise the work performance of assigned personnel.
21. Determine proper work methods and procedures for staff.
22. Assist with program funds distribution and obligation.
23. Select or participate in the selection of personnel from lists of eligible applicants to fill vacant positions.
24. Prepare formal requests for actions e.g., promotions, incentive awards, reassignments, and disciplinary actions.
25. Conduct training to broaden employee skills.
26. Approve or disapprove leave requests received from staff.
27. Certification of Information Accuracy: I have taken an opportunity to review my responses to ensure their accuracy. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001), my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in me not being considered for this position. Note: If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.