Environmental Engineer at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Full-Time

Chillicothe, OH 45601, USA

$68.773

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

Environmental Engineer
Department of Veterans Affairs
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
The COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees pursuant to Executive Order 14043 does not currently apply. Some jobs, however, may be subject to agency- or job-specific vaccination requirements, so please review the job announcement for details. for more information.
Summary
This position as an Environmental Engineer will function as the Green Environmental Management Systems (GEMS) Program Manager at the Chillicothe OH VAMC. Incumbent serves to apply environmental science and technology knowledge and experience to demonstrate and relationships between the operation of the VAMC with human health, ecosystems, environmental media, etc. to ensure environmental regulatory compliance, pollution prevention, waste minimization, energy conservation and sustainability.
Location
1 vacancy in the following location:
+ Duties
Environmental Engineering duties:
• Advises and collaborates with facilities management, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, and other specialists, and experts in law and business to address air permitting, infectious waste, water discharge, hazardous waste, pollution prevention and other environmental challenges at the medical center and associated clinics to ensure sustainable compliance with environmental regulations and Veteran Health Administration (VHA) environmental and sustainability policies and directives.
• Inspects facilities and programs to evaluate operational effectiveness of pollution control methods such as engineering controls to ensure compliance with environmental regulations using methods established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or Best Available Control Technology (BACT), Generally Available Control Technology (GACT) or other control technologies.
• Advises how expansion, modifications, closures of existing facilities and infrastructure and new construction of structures and infrastructure will affect the environment, provide information that will minimize adverse impacts to human health and the environment and reduce the Medical Center's vulnerability.
• Conducts environmental investigations and remediation reports for submission to regulatory agencies using established protocols.
• Provides technical expertise for the design, modification, operation, and maintenance of VA Medical Center facilities and infrastructure to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and laws.
• Designs or supervises the design of systems, processes, or equipment for control, management, or remediation of water, air, or soil quality using BACT/GACT.
• Obtains, updates, or maintains plans permits, or standard operating procedures for environmental compliance.
• Develop and present to senior leadership of the Medical Center, budgetary information related to environmental programs.
• Informs medical center management, VISN, employees, and other interested parties of environmental concerns and challenges that are surfaced by medical center operations.
• Develops project objectives and targets (quality indicators) and reports to medical center management on progress in attainment of those goals.
• Acts as a COTR to request bids from suppliers or consultants.
• Assesses the existing or potential environmental impact of land use projects on air water or land including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) applicability evaluations.
GEMS Program Manager duties :
• The Environmental Engineer serves as the Chillicothe VA Medical Center (VAMC) Green Environmental Management Systems (GEMS) Program Manager is the key member (chair) of the VAMC GEMS Committee responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the VA GEMS across VAMC organizational elements.
• Coordinates the integration of energy initiatives with the Energy Engineer within the frame work of the GEMS program.
• Conducts internal annual gap analysis of GEMS at VAMC in preparation for evaluation by VISN 10. Reviews implementation of GEMS policy and procedures and reports the status to supervisor.
• Interprets new or revised technical or management guidance material provided by VHA organizations, regulatory and advisory agencies.
• Verifies that hazardous chemicals are handled, stored, and disposed of in accordance with local, state and Federal regulations.
• Directs the installation and operation of environmental monitoring devices and supervises the related data collection.
Minor duties :
• Provides back-up for the facility Occupational Safety and Health Manager as needed.
• Develops medical center specific spill contingency plans or methods.
• Develops and presents environmental compliance training and orientation sessions for education fairs, TMS, etc.
• Prepares hazardous waste manifests and identifies land disposal restrictions. Assesses, sorts, characterizes and packs known and unknown materials.
• Manage computer programs and databases to enhance management of environmental programs.
Work Schedule: Shifts available from 7:00am - 4:30pm. Scheduled shift will be decided upon hire.
Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position and requires you to be on-site.
Position Description/PD#: Environmental Engineer / PD913980
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements
Conditions of Employment
• You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
• Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
• You may be required to serve a probationary period
• Subject to background/security investigation
• Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
• Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
• Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.
Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/21/2022.
Time-In-Grade Requirement : Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS :
A. 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-

Job Responsibilities

  • Incumbent serves to apply environmental science and technology knowledge and experience to demonstrate and relationships between the operation of the VAMC with human health, ecosystems, environmental media, etc
  • Advises and collaborates with facilities management, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, and other specialists, and experts in law and business to address air permitting, infectious waste, water discharge, hazardous waste, pollution prevention and other environmental challenges at the medical center and associated clinics to ensure sustainable compliance with environmental regulations and Veteran Health Administration (VHA) environmental and sustainability policies and directives
  • Inspects facilities and programs to evaluate operational effectiveness of pollution control methods such as engineering controls to ensure compliance with environmental regulations using methods established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or Best Available Control Technology (BACT), Generally Available Control Technology (GACT) or other control technologies
  • Advises how expansion, modifications, closures of existing facilities and infrastructure and new construction of structures and infrastructure will affect the environment, provide information that will minimize adverse impacts to human health and the environment and reduce the Medical Center's vulnerability
  • Conducts environmental investigations and remediation reports for submission to regulatory agencies using established protocols
  • Provides technical expertise for the design, modification, operation, and maintenance of VA Medical Center facilities and infrastructure to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and laws
  • Designs or supervises the design of systems, processes, or equipment for control, management, or remediation of water, air, or soil quality using BACT/GACT
  • Obtains, updates, or maintains plans permits, or standard operating procedures for environmental compliance
  • Develop and present to senior leadership of the Medical Center, budgetary information related to environmental programs
  • Informs medical center management, VISN, employees, and other interested parties of environmental concerns and challenges that are surfaced by medical center operations
  • Develops project objectives and targets (quality indicators) and reports to medical center management on progress in attainment of those goals
  • Acts as a COTR to request bids from suppliers or consultants
  • Assesses the existing or potential environmental impact of land use projects on air water or land including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) applicability evaluations
  • The Environmental Engineer serves as the Chillicothe VA Medical Center (VAMC) Green Environmental Management Systems (GEMS) Program Manager is the key member (chair) of the VAMC GEMS Committee responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the VA GEMS across VAMC organizational elements
  • Coordinates the integration of energy initiatives with the Energy Engineer within the frame work of the GEMS program
  • Conducts internal annual gap analysis of GEMS at VAMC in preparation for evaluation by VISN 10
  • Reviews implementation of GEMS policy and procedures and reports the status to supervisor
  • Interprets new or revised technical or management guidance material provided by VHA organizations, regulatory and advisory agencies
  • Verifies that hazardous chemicals are handled, stored, and disposed of in accordance with local, state and Federal regulations
  • Directs the installation and operation of environmental monitoring devices and supervises the related data collection
  • Provides back-up for the facility Occupational Safety and Health Manager as needed
  • Develops medical center specific spill contingency plans or methods
  • Develops and presents environmental compliance training and orientation sessions for education fairs, TMS, etc
  • Prepares hazardous waste manifests and identifies land disposal restrictions
  • Assesses, sorts, characterizes and packs known and unknown materials
  • Manage computer programs and databases to enhance management of environmental programs

Requirements / Qualifications

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)

  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details

  • To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/21/2022

  • Time-In-Grade Requirement : Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement

  • For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09

  • The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service

  • An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials

  • If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement

  • 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-

Benefits/What We offer

  • Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

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