Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-0028-14 at U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard

Full-Time

Washington, DC, USA

Not defined

24 Nov → 24 Dec

Job Description

Summary This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), Deputy Commandant for Operations (CG-DCO), Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy (CG-5R1-MER), Interagency Coordination Division (CG-5M1-MER-3), Washington, DC. Responsibilities As an Environmental Protection Specialist, you will serve as Executive Director for the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR), responsible for supporting the ICCOPR's Chair and Vice Chair, overseeing the Committee's numerous congressionally mandated responsibilities and activities and staying abreast of the latest oil pollution research conducted by government, industry, and academia. Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the team. Typical work assignments include: Coordinating and communicating with a variety of domestic and international government, industry and academic research stakeholders. Maintaining and updating the Federal Oil Pollution Research and Technology Plan (OPRTP). Maintaining and updating the ICCOPR's Charter, writing procedures, policies, and bylaws that ICCOPR uses as its principal guidance. Working closely with the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDTE) Program, the USCG Research and Development Center (RDC), and the Great Lakes Center of Expertise (GLCOE) for oil spill preparedness. Developing written policy guidance and statutory interpretation relevant to the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), the National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingence Plan (NCP, 40 CFR Part 300), etc. Assuring the work environment is free of safety hazards and taking appropriate correction action when needed. Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship is required. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service. This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI). All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade. Qualifications To qualify for the GS-14, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. Specialized experience includes: Serving as a subject matter expert for the development, execution, and oversight of an Environmental Planning Program; Leading a team of interdisciplinary staff that consists of a variety of occupational professions including, but not limited to engineering and environmental sciences. Utilizing the full range of Federal environmental laws which require agency compliance; Initiating and running necessary environmental compliance projects such as developing required NEPA documentation; and Working with Federal environmental law compliance projects of interest initiated by other offices. National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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. The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Education This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here Additional Information Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment. DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here Recruitment incentives may be authorized. All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit. The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement. More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued. If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6358. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities As an Environmental Protection Specialist, you will serve as Executive Director for the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR), responsible for supporting the ICCOPR's Chair and Vice Chair, overseeing the Committee's numerous congressionally mandated responsibilities and activities and staying abreast of the latest oil pollution research conducted by government, industry, and academia
  • Typical work assignments include: Coordinating and communicating with a variety of domestic and international government, industry and academic research stakeholders
  • Maintaining and updating the Federal Oil Pollution Research and Technology Plan (OPRTP)
  • Maintaining and updating the ICCOPR's Charter, writing procedures, policies, and bylaws that ICCOPR uses as its principal guidance
  • Working closely with the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDTE) Program, the USCG Research and Development Center (RDC), and the Great Lakes Center of Expertise (GLCOE) for oil spill preparedness
  • Developing written policy guidance and statutory interpretation relevant to the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), the National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingence Plan (NCP, 40 CFR Part 300), etc
  • Assuring the work environment is free of safety hazards and taking appropriate correction action when needed

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service

  • Qualifications To qualify for the GS-14, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service

  • Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work

  • Specialized experience includes: Serving as a subject matter expert for the development, execution, and oversight of an Environmental Planning Program; Leading a team of interdisciplinary staff that consists of a variety of occupational professions including, but not limited to engineering and environmental sciences

  • Utilizing the full range of Federal environmental laws which require agency compliance; Initiating and running necessary environmental compliance projects such as developing required NEPA documentation; and Working with Federal environmental law compliance projects of interest initiated by other offices

  • National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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)

  • The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees

  • If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office

Benefits/What We offer

  • Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment

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