Environmental Protection Specialist

Company Name:
Department Of The Interior
All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required. This is a permanent position. Work Schedule is Full Time. Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.
For additional information about the BLM, please visit our website. This position is located in Winnemucca, NV. More information about the area can be found at the Winnemucca Chamber of Commerce website.
Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee. U.S. Citizenship is required; Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections; You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land; Direct Deposit Required; Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required. Conducts research and gathers and maintains environmental data for mitigation of surface and subsurface impacts; coordinates and participates in inspections; inspects construction sites for surrounding ecosystem and habitat impacts; and develops, recommends and implements plans to accomplish program surface protection goals. Serves as the principal environmental advisor and evaluator to the Field or District Office interdisciplinary staff on programmatic, technical and regulatory actions when dealing with issues concerning environmental reclamation, remediation and/or environmental protection. Provides technical advice and assistance to managers, conducting studies and surveys to identify problems, recommends modifications to operations and develops and maintains environmental documentation. Conducts research and gathers and maintains environmental data relating to mitigation of surface impacts and restoration of surface disturbance to a productive condition; considers overall scope of the project and relationship to other resources and land uses. Coordinates and consults with local Tribal Councils, State or Federal Agencies, and special interest groups; and meets with operators to discuss mitigation measures. This position falls under the group coverage qualification standards for Professional and Scientific positions there is no Individual Occupation Requirement for this position. Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran''s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA''s for GS-09:
KSA 1: Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and concepts of physical and natural resource sciences.
KSA 2: Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, legislation, and regulation, governing Oil and Gas Exploration and Development; Environmental Quality and Protection; Mining Law administration; and Surface Management.
KSA 3: Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, legislation, and regulations including regulations, manuals, guidlines and procedures utilized in the management of Federal lands.
KSA 4: Skill in gathering data, and analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating the results.
KSA 5: Ability to communicate with a variety of individuals and groups both verbally and in writing on a variety of resources issues.
KSA''s for GS-11
KSA 1: Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and concepts of physical and natural resource sciences.
KSA 2: Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, legislation, and regulation, governing Oil and Gas Exploration and Development; Environmental Quality and Protection; Mining Law administration; and Surface Management.
KSA 3: Knowledge of and ability to analyze projected impacts of surface disturbing activities and make recommendations, which may include new procedures and approaches of surface protection and reclamation technologies.
KSA 4: Knowledge of related disciplines in order to integrate findings into planning documents and other management decisions.
KSA 5: Ability to communicate with a variety of individuals and groups both verbally and in writing on a variety of resources issues.
To preview questions please click here. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
To Qualify for GS-09: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in Federal service. At this level, recurring assignments that are independently performed are more difficult & complex than those performed at the lower grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: exercising judgment and a broad perspective in applying a thorough knowledge of the principles, concepts, and practices relating to environmental protection programs.
OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master''s degree or master''s degree or equivalent graduate degree.
OR have an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above.
To Qualify for GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience includes: work involving use of policies, organizational processes, operations, work practices, and environmental parameters of regulated industries and Federal agencies, States, or other entities sufficient to obtain information, evaluate compliance, and recommend necessary changes to control measures and best management practices.;
OR 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;
OR have an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.
If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at or email us at . If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
If qualifying based on education, all Copies of Transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.
All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of 'official' transcripts.
Veterans'' Preference : If you are entitled to veterans'' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans'' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans'' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit: Vet Guide.
For preference as 5-point veteran (TP) , please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
For preference as a 10-point veteran (CP, CPS, or XP) , please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP and ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other non-competitive Special Appointing Authorities, you must submit proof of eligibility.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile:
Auto-Requested Fax: Allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet.
Uploading Documents: Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement. You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.
You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM''s Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
Occasional travel may be required.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this District Office. !benefits.hms?orgId=3&jnum;=110328

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