Environmental Protection Specialist GS-0028-11
Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC

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Earth Day is every day at EPA! Come help us protect the environment! Our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career-we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. We consistently rank as one of the top Federal agencies in which to work, with great benefits and work flexibilities. Find yourself at EPA. See more about us here: http://www.epa.gov.

This position is located in the Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric Programs, Climate Change Division, Greenhouse Gas Reporting Branch located in Washington, DC.

For more information on this office, visit their website:
http://epa.gov/climatechange/index.html

KEY REQUIREMENTS

If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.

EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.

You must submit resume and required documents(See How to Apply)

Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.

You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.

You must be a U.S. citizen.

DUTIES:
At the entry level of this position, you will: Support the Branch Chief and the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Branch in interpreting existing regulations and developing new regulations under the Clean Air Act; provide staff support to senior technical staff to ensure the Agency's data collection procedures adhere to existing regulatory framework under the Clean Air Act; provide support through the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Website and Help Desk to answer and clarify technical and regulatory questions about the program and draft outreach and communication materials as needed for review by senior staff.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.
We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify at the GS-11 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience implementing regulations, policy, or guidance relating to the Clean Air Act's stratospheric ozone program; experience assessing use, application, and implication of applying Global Warming Potentials and Global Temperature Potentials for estimating and reporting emissions; AND experience in developing methodologies for a broad mix of greenhouse gas emissions sources and approaches for facility-level reporting of greenhouse gas emissions 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., in any academic discipline.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of the Greenhouse Reporting Program; ability to assist support staff on international capacity building efforts associated with facility level greenhouse gas reporting; ability to support regulatory development of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program; skill in drafting outreach and communication materials; ability to communicate orally and ability to communicate in writing.

This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified Category.
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.
NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
To preview questions please click here .

BENEFITS:
Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options! Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more visit Benefits . To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA .

OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is in the bargaining unit. Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents and visit the EPA website for additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm. EPA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm. This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment. The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361. If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

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