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Interdisciplinary

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Fort Irwin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

About the Position: This position advises the installation's team and/or tenant activities on the interpretation and implementation of (and compliance with) Department of Army (DA), Federal, State of California, and Local laws, regulations, directives and policies concerning overall environmental programs.

A review for applications will be completed midway through announcement timeframe, 14 MAY 2021, and than again after the closing date of the announcement.

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Responsibilities

  • Use environmental principles to include standards and methods to evaluate compliance status of Army actions and activities and provide a written report to present findings.
  • Advise on planning, developing, and complying with overall requirements of environmental programs for actions involving specific chemicals, munitions, toxic chemicals, hazardous wastes, solid wastes, or pollution prevention related issues.
  • Identify factors affecting progress or compliance of projects and prepare written evaluations noting regulatory and/or technical discrepancies, concerns, and references to provide resolution to issues identified.
  • Compare proposed actions against regulations, laws, and policy for compliance and provide recommendations for mitigation and alternatives.
  • Develop, revise and/or assist in the development and revision of environmental standards, specifications and policies in compliance with federal and state laws, Army regulations and other mission drivers.
  • Conduct installation-wide surveys of major pollution point sources to determine compliance with local, state and federal regulations and Department of Defense (DoD)/Department of Army directives.
  • Develop economic evaluations of proposed pollution control, restoration, or compliance projects and plan for new facilities for compliance with specific standards and environmental impacts.
  • Analyze program requirements, develops and/or revises environmental standards and specifications for inclusion in contracts.
  • As Contracting Officer Representative, analyze program requirements, develop design and/or specifications; prepare scope of work and cost estimates; assist with contract negotiations and monitor contractual progress.
  • Advise, interpret and implement/maintain compliance with environmental management policies, directives, and programs that embrace environmental response, conservation and recovery, water, pollution, and toxins and emergency planning.
  • Conduct research and presents findings on regulatory status, corrective actions, and recommendations for improvement in environmental programs and policies.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be up to 15% in performance of duties and for training.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

0801 General Engineering

0810 Civil Engineering

0819 Environmental Engineering

0893 Chemical Engineering

1301 General Physical Science

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Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • Must file an annual financial statement.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a valid state driver?s license.
  • Must be willing to travel in performance of duties and for training.
  • Must be willing to wear personal protection equipment when visiting sites or facilities where you may be exposed to hazardous fumes or chemicals
  • Must be willing and able to endure considerable walking, bending, climbing and stooping to get in and out of sites and collect samples, observe operations, and make observational studies

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
  • Postal Service/Peace Corps and Other Unique Authorities
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirement: 0800 series

Must possess a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); OR (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. (Note: Copy of your transcripts required.)

OR

Possess a combination of education and experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. I am currently registered as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

OR

Possess a combination of education and experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. I have successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration, by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. (Note: Copy of your transcripts required.)

OR

Possess a combination of education and experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. I have successfully completed at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included the courses specified in A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program. (Note: Copy of your transcripts required.)

OR

Possess a combination of education and experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. I have successfully completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, and have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.) (Note: Copy of your transcripts required.)

Basic Requirement: 1301 series

Possess a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics. (Note: Copy of transcripts required.)

OR

Possess a combination of education and experience which includes education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semesters hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. (Note: Copy of transcripts required.)

Basic Requirement: 0401 series

Possess a bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to this position. (Note: Copy of transcripts required.)

OR

Possess a combination of education and experience, which includes education equivalent to a major as shown in A above plus appropriate experience or additional education.(Note: Copy of transcripts required.)

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Contract Management
  • Environmental Assessment and Data Analysis
  • Environmental Compliance and Preventive Action
  • Environmental Project and Program Management

Education

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience, which includes: managing an environmental program and/or projects, by conducting at least 4 of the following 9 duties: document and/or regulation review, updating standard operating procedures, tracking implementation/contract status, conducting site visits and site assessments, offering mitigation actions, and writing related reports to ensure compliance with environmental management laws, policies, and standard operating procedures. Programs and/or projects may include, but are not limited to, solid waste, hazardous waste, remediation, water, wastewater, and or pollution prevention. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department of Defense, Fontana , Interdisciplinary, Other , Fort Irwin, California

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