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🔗Environmental Protection Specialist

  • Full Time
  • District of Columbia, DC
  • $117,962 - $181,216 per year USD / Year
  • Department: Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance
  • Job Reference #: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/790353900
  • Job Summary: This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC) in Washington, D.C. and serves as the National Coordinator for Emergency Support Function 11 Natural and Cultural Resources.
  • Job Qualifications:

    You must be a U.S. Citizen.
    You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination.
    You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
    You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.
    Qualifications
    Minimum Qualification Requirements:

    To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the series/grade to which you are applying.

    Specialized Experience
    GS-13
    To qualify for the GS-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:

    1) Assisting in projects and programs related to natural and cultural resources, emergency management programs and environmental missions.
    2) Applying knowledge of the Disaster Response and Recovery program objectives and the Emergency Management program objectives as required by the applicable national contingence and continuity of operations.
    3) Applying policies and procedures for assessing and mitigating the impacts of disasters on natural and cultural or historic resources.
    4) Researching, interpreting, and advising on policies and procedures related to disaster response and recovery and Continuity of Operations.
    MUST MEET 3 of 4.

    GS-14
    To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:

    1) Assisting in projects and programs related to natural and cultural resources, emergency management programs and environmental missions.
    2) Applying knowledge of the Disaster Response and Recovery program objectives and the Emergency Management program objectives as required by the applicable national contingence and continuity of operations.
    3) Applying policies and procedures for assessing and mitigating the impacts of disasters on natural and cultural or historic resources.
    4) Researching, interpreting, and advising on policies and procedures related to disaster response and recovery and Continuity of Operations.
    MUST MEET 4 of 4.

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM’s website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
    Education
    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

  • How to Apply:

    You must complete your application on USAJOBS using the links above.

  • Job benefits: Health, Retirement, Paid annual and sick leave, loan forgiveness
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Light duty
  • Contact Name: Office of the Secretary
  • Application Email: Human.Resources9@bsee.gov
  • Application URL: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/790353900
  • Application Phone #: 703-787-1446
  • Application Address: Office of the Secretary 45600 Woodland Road Sterling, VA 20166

Website Department of the Interior

Our Environmental Response and Recovery Division has a fulltime opening in Washington, D.C. This position serves as the National Coordinator for Emergency Support Function 11 - Natural and Cultural Resources and Historic Properties. It is a GS-13/14-0028 Environmental Protection Specialist. The position was announced via DEU and merit with an opening date of 5/7 and closing date of 5/22. Here are the links: USAJOBS - Job Announcement (merit) https://www.usajobs.gov/job/790353600#summary USAJOBS - Job Announcement (DEU) https://www.usajobs.gov/job/790353900

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, AS – Policy, Management and Budget, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (OEPC) in Washington, D.C.

At the full performance level GS-14 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Serves as the national lead for DOI’s support of ESF#11 Subject matter expert and senior specialist responsible for coordinating the protection of NCH, budget, policy and operational oversight of DOI’s ESF#11 Program.
2. Serves as an administrative and technical expert in the areas relevant to the National Response Framework, and legislative mandates for the protection of natural and cultural resources and historic properties, including during response and recovery from all-hazards incidents.
3. Serves as a nationally recognized and respected authority and spokesperson on a diverse range of complex issues related to interagency disaster response coordination. Develops, promotes, and defends initiatives undertaken to support DOI, FEMA, the National Response Framework, and Government-wide goals and objectives associated with ongoing and future interagency response coordination.
4. Serves as the OEPC lead staff and coordinator of activities affecting Continuity of Operations (COOP) and ensuring OEPC’s mission essential functions are met and carried out. Duties include oversight of Office guidance, related policy coordination, tests, training, and exercises.
5. Serves as COOP and emergency management liaison to the DOI’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and represent OEPC on the DOI’s Emergency Management Council. Serve on ad-hoc committees and review panels convened by OEM to write, develop, review, and promulgate policy related to emergency management for the Department.

OS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Work is primarily performed in an office environment. There is some travel to field offices of bureaus of the Department and FEMA Joint Field Offices. On occasion, work may involve visits to sites of hazardous releases and disaster recovery, or orientation training exercises simulating such sites, where use of special protective clothing or apparatus is required.

You may be required to operate a government vehicle, to complete assigned tasks i.e. site visits, field research, etc.; therefore, you must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver’s license.

This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received.

Salary Information
GS-13: $117,962 – $153,354 per annum
GS-14: $139,395 – $181,216 per annum
First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

This vacancy is also announced as OS-6011-24-CM-101(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

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