BIOLOGIST
Department of the Navy - Pearl Harbor, HI

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THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.

THIS RECRUITMENT IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NW20020-13-8031954B514578-E

NW20819-13- 8026804B514574-E

NW21301-13-8032184B514580-E

THERE IS ONE VACANCY WHICH MAY BE FILLED BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING OCCUPATIONAL SERIES: 0020; 0401; 0819; 1301.

This position is for the senior National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) project manager located in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific (NAVFAC PAC), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In this position your primary responsibility is to review and prepare Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and Environmental Assessments (EAs) and related special environmental planning studies assessing the environmental impacts of operations, training, homeporting/homebasing actions and proposed shore infrastructure projects.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a US Citizen.

Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.

Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.

Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

DUTIES:
As a Professional Biologist, your duties may include:
  • Prepare or manage complex National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents such as Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and special environmental studies.
  • Develop mitigation measures; coordinate proposals with agencies and the public; and develop solutions to resolve conflict.
  • Serve as the Navy Technical Representative (NTR) of Architect/Engineering (A/E) contracts to ensure preparation of technically adequate, timely and cost effective environmental planning products.
  • Server as subject matter on principal environmental legislation and Department of Defense policy related to operational NEPA and infrastructure issues.
  • As lead of an interdisciplinary team, manage work schedules, determine priorities and coordinate work with other employees and contractors to ensure overall project execution is within budget and on schedule.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Minimum Education Requirement:
In addition to the Specialized Experience describe above you must also meet the Minimum Education Requirement to qualify for this position. The Office of Personnel Management has identified the following minimum educational requirements for this position:

  • A degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position.
OR

  • A combination of education and experience in one of the above majors that includes at least 24 semester hours in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination must demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four year course of study with a major as described above.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements above, applicants must have specialized experience as follows:

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing professional biological science work in the Environmental Planning field preparing and reviewing Environmental Impact Statements (EISs). Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Examples of qualifying experience include :
  • Providing environmental consultation and guidance on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements including Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and Environmental Assessments (EAs);
  • Interpreting and applying policies, federal, state, or local laws and regulations for environmental planning programs;
  • P roviding contract administration; and/or developing plans, budgets and project milestones for environmental planning programs.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0400/0401.htm

This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Facilities Engineering Career Field and be certified at Level III at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.

Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/ .

Warrant authority above the small purchase threshold may be required.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: TAG: Link to Questions Only.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

EDUCATION:
Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements , or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements , you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) . See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education .

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying f or further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

REQUIREMENTS:
Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

You will be required to complete and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, prior to entering the position and annually thereafter.

Position requires occasional field visits/surveys that may include considerable walking, bending and climbing.

You may be required to lift loads of 20 pounds or less.

Some positions may be covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and have a Quality Ranking Factor that will be used to differentiate best-qualified candidates.

The Quality Ranking Factor is certification at the appropriate level in the appropriate career field for the grade of the position to be filled: Level I for Basic or Entry Level; Level II for Intermediate Level; Level III for Advanced Level. In addition for GS-14 and GS-15 positions, the Quality Ranking Factor includes membership in the Acquisition Corps.

Career Fields and their certifications requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/ .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire , along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

  • KNOWLEDGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING
  • NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA)
  • CONTRACTING
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteransÂ’ preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

BENEFITS:
Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

OTHER INFORMATION:
This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.

Salary will be increased by the applicable cost- of- living allowance (COLA) that is subject to change without notice.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Federal Annuitant Information:
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):
http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Mil_Spouse_Pref_Statement.pdf

VeteranÂ’s Preference Information:
http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf

30% or More Disabled Veterans:
http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/30_or_%20More_%20Disabled_Vet.pdf

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