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Supervisory Life Scientist/Environmental Engineer/ Physical Scientist

Company: Environmental Protection Agency
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Job Description:

- Duties HelpDuties Summary This position is located in Region 6 , Superfund and Emergency Management Division, Emergency Management Branch, Readiness and Emergency Response Section, Dallas, TX. For more information on this office, visit their website: Region 6 If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities You will: - Plan, organize, and direct the activities of the organizational unit, ensuring that they comply with legal and regulatory requirements and meet customer needs. - Exercise supervisory personnel management responsibilities. - Represent the agency with a variety of functional area organizations. - Serve as a technical advisor and assistant to the Second-Level Supervisor on issues pertaining to area of expertise or other related information You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 14 - #### Job family (Series) 1301 General Physical Science 0819 Environmental Engineering 0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences Similar jobs - Engineers, Environmental - Engineers, Soil - Environmental Engineers - Soil Engineers - Requirements HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment - Position has educational/degree requirements (see Qualifications section). - You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section). - EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings. This position is designated as High 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. If you are selected, you must complete (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period. Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the EPA Successful Leaders Program. This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency's goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful. You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement. If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter. Qualifications A bachelor's degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in [insert the education majors referenced from the qualification handbook or briefly describe the combination of education and experience]. As part of the application process, you are required to submit college transcripts or a list of courses as described in the Required Documents section of this announcement. However, if you are selected, you must provide official educational transcripts before you start work with EPA. More information on verification of education can be found here: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.General Physical Science Series, 1301 Individual Occupational Requirements Basic Requirements: - Degree: 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. or - Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. ENGINEERING, 0819 Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by 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. OR - Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical 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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1. Professional registration or licensure-- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure 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. - Written Test-- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professionalGeneral Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series, A degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Education You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position. In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below: To qualify for the GS-14 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-13 level defined as providing leadership, oversight or technical expertise for a scientific project or program of limited scope in implementing the National Contingency Plan (NCP) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, Oil Pollution Act (OPA) and Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) programs, developing and implementing contingency plans and preparedness exercises and applying incident command systems to emergency responses and/or incidents involving the spills/releases of oil and/or hazardous chemicals, radiation, biological agents or natural disasters; and OPA assessment and removal programs, overseeing Facility Response Plan implementation, developing, implementing or participating in facility preparedness exercises and inspections as part of a response, exercise, or compliance assistance inspection; coaching mentoring or leading others. Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: - Knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices of engineering/scientific principles, or in a discipline related or adaptable to emergency readiness, response, contingency planning and prevention of oil and hazardous waste material spills/releases. - Knowledge of guidance related to the implementation of the rules and regulations in National Contingency Plan (NCP). - Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Oil Pollution Act (OPA), Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), Safe Drinking Water Act and the Stafford Act. - Ability to lead staff by evaluating work performance and giving advice and counsel - Skill in oral communication. - Ability to advise on technical issues pertaining to concepts, principles, and practices of environmental science that enable the employee to serve as a technical specialist in the fields of emergency readiness, prevention, and response. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional information Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager. 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. This position is not in the bargaining unit. If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures. Read more How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. 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 online assessment. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned. 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. If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments. 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. Read more Background checks and security clearance Security clearance Other Drug test required No - Required Documents HelpRequired Documents You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position. To begin the application process, click the Apply button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the day the announcement closes. All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJOBS document portfolio feature. If you cannot apply online, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed below for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the day the announcement closes. For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. - Benefits HelpBenefits A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Benefits will not change for current permanent EPA employees. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. - How to Apply HelpHow to Apply You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position. To begin the application process, click the Apply button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the day the announcement closes. All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJOBS document portfolio feature. If you cannot apply online, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed below for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the day the announcement closes. For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures. Read more Agency contact information Linda Derriso Phone ************ Fax ************ Email ********************* Address Environmental Protection Agency US Environmental Protection Agency Human Resources Office 26 West Martin Luther King Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45268 United States Learn more about this agency Next steps You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your online occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement. Read more - Fair & Transparent Fair & Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. - Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants Read more Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: - An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job. - An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace. - An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more Legal and regulatory guidance - Financial suitability - Social security number request - Privacy Act - Signature and false statements - Selective Service - New employee probationary period This job originated on ***************. For the full announcement and to apply, visit ********************************************* Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at *************** will be considered. Open & closing dates: 04/25/2019 to 05/08/2019 Service: Competitive Pay scale & grade: GS 14 Salary: $112,560 to $146,332 per year Appointment type: Permanent Work schedule: Full-Time

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