ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST, GS-0028-9/11/12
Department Of The Interior - New Town, ND

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST, GS-0028-9/11/12,
#6200022A, Great Plains Regional Office,
Deputy Regional Director - Indian Services,
Division of Environmental, Safety and Cultural Resources,
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Duty Station: New Town, North Dakota

GS-12: $68,809 - $89,450 Per Annum
GS-11: $57,408 - $74,628 Per Annum
GS-09: $47,448 - $61,678 Per Annum

NOTE : TRAVEL AND RELOCATION
EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. ANY
RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.

INDIAN PREFERENCE : Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7).

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) : Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veteran’s preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa

KEY REQUIREMENTS

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.

A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.

APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.

APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE AND BY FAX.

A VALID STATE DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED.

DUTIES:
NOTE : If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES : The incumbent is
expected to focus on local assessments, compliance checks, and
project management in connection with oil and gas developments on the Fort Berthold

reservation:
  • Lead
interdisciplinary teams in the on-site assessment of proposed locations and
operations of oil/gas
wells, wind turbines, mines, roads, dams, and other energy-related
developments.

  • S chedule and complete periodic compliance checks of
oil/gas or other energy operations.

  • P articipate in
planning, design, and negotiation of various energy projects throughout the
region.

  • Perform or assist in
environmental site assessments for fee-to-trust transactions.

  • Conduct inspections
and assessments for asbestos, lead-based paint, radon, mercury, microbial
constituents, and other mandated programs.

  • Train
others in the proper management, storage, use and disposal of fuels,
pesticides, and hazardous
or toxic materials.

  • Promote
understanding of environmental requirements and best management practices.

  • Maintain
or acquire training sufficient to safely manage or enter hazardous sites.

  • Serve as BIA project
manager for remedial actions.

  • Support projects and
contracts as assigned, including tribal contracts under P. L. 93-638.

  • Properly
document results of all assessments and other fieldwork, fulfill reporting
requirements of
all applicable environmental laws and regulations, prepare/maintain all
internal files, and reports required for these activities.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS : (OPM Operating Manual,
Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions and/or BIA
Excepted Standards, GS- 0028 ).

GS-12 : 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to
the GS-11 grade level.

GS-11 : 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to
the GS-9 grade level 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.

SPECIALIZED
EXPERIENCE : Experience
that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and
abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is
typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience includes,
but is not limited to, work involving environmental
protection activities such as protection or improvement of environmental
quality, pollution control, environmental damage, and compliance with environmental
laws and regulations; and to serving as a senior advisor to management on requirements
of compliance and planning; writing environmental impact statements,
environmental assessments and categorical exclusions; dealing with multiple
permitting agencies at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels;
synthesizing complex environmental information from a variety of sources for
inclusion into documents readily understood by the public; conducting
environmental training and presentations; understanding and incorporating
management policies into completed documents; coordinating long and short term
goals that incorporate multiple entities.
T hese examples are not all inclusive (refer to
the summary of duties for specialized experience).

SUITABILITY,
CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS : A background security investigation will be
required for all new hires. Appointment
will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background
security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these
requirements will be grounds for termination.

OTHER : Incumbent is required to operate a
government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties,
therefore, a valid driver’s license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record
within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607
and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian
Affairs.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined
that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an
emergency or natural disaster.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

·
ENVIRONMENTAL
PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES AND CONCEPTS.

·
PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

·
DOCUMENT
PREPARATION AND REVIEW

·
INTERPERSONAL
SKILLS

·
ORAL
COMMUNICATION

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 resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.

BENEFITS:
The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

OTHER INFORMATION:
CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS : Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit :
http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS : Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.

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