The selectee for this position will serve as the Installation
Environmental Program Manager in the Environmental Branch, Public
Works Department, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa.
wAbove salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment
will be determined by duty station location once a selection has
This position is a 100% TDY position to Camp Lemonnier,
Djibouti, Africa. This is a full-time temporary assignment not to
exceed 1 year.
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Above salary does not include locality. Locality adjustment will
be determined by duty location once a selection has been made.
This is a full-time temporary assignment not to exceed one year.
This assignment may be extended up to 2 additional years at the
discretion of management and in accordance with applicable
regulations. This position may be filled as a Temporary Promotion
or Temporary Reassignment.
The successful selectee will perform the following duties:
- Manages all environmental programs at the Camp, including day
to day environmental oversight, planning, conservation, and
restoration, in a manner that ensures the Camp is conforming to ISO
14001 as a part of the Navy's Environmental Management System
- Manages hazardous waste handling, spill response, EV sampling
and testing, drinking water, and waste water, in accordance with
all applicable requirements and laws.
- Ensures compliance with environmental regulations, standards,
and procedures, in accordance with U.S. and Host Nation laws.
- Conducts routine inspections of tenant commands to investigate
compliance with applicable standards for water and wastewater, air,
above-ground and underground storage tanks, spill prevention,
clean-up actions, waste management, and natural/cultural
- Works with supported commands to resolve issues related to
compliance or differing regulatory interpretations.
76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this
0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological
0819 Environmental Engineering
1301 General Physical Science
- Biological Scientists
- Engineers, Environmental
- Engineers, Soil
- Environmental Engineers
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to
successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To
learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and
responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
- Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must
serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This
requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements
must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
- Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of
retired military members within 180 days immediately following
retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions
of 5 United States Code 3326.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective
- You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or
final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to
obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in
the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
- This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition
Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified as a
Career Field F - Facilities Engineering Level III. Certification is
required within 24 months of appointment.
- You will be required to complete ethics orientation within
three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial
Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
- You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid
United States driver?s license.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide
sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and
abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which
you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for
evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to
this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific
when describing your experience.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICAL SCIENTIST (1301 SERIES): A full
4-year course of study from an accredited college or university
leading to a bachelor's 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. OR:
A combination of education and experience equivalent to one of
the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in
physical science and/or related engineering science, plus
appropriate experience or additional education. For illustrations
of qualifying combinations of education and experience, visit:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER (0819 SERIES): 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
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES SPECIALIST (0401
SERIES): A 4 year course of study in an accredited college or
university leading to bachelor's degree in one of the following:
Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management,
Chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
A combination of education and experience in courses equivalent
to a major, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or
additional education that equals at least 100% of the requirements
for the position.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (SPF) FOR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER
(0819) SERIES:If you are applying as an Environmental Engineer
(0819), you must be currently registered as a Professional Engineer
(PE) in any state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico or Guam. It is
highly recommended that you provide a copy of your current
registration with your application.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your
resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized
experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in
the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or
public sector performing duties such as: 1 administering or
assisting in the administration of Environmental Management
Programs; 2) providing technical guidance to personnel regarding
Environmental Management issues; 3) implementing environmental
policy and ensuring compliance with environmental requirements; 4)
providing input for recommendations on environmental issues,
environmental administrative matters, environmental program budgets
and various region-wide responsibilities; and 5) conducting
hazardous waste handling, storage and shipment, spill response,
environmental sampling/testing, and other environmental support
Additional qualification information can be found from the
following Office of Personnel Management website:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
Work Environment: Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is located in
a harsh environmental setting with adverse weather conditions for
many months of the year (excessive heat, humidity, and rain) and
working in areas populated by poisonous snakes, plants, and/or
insects, and contagious diseases and poor air quality, chemical
handling areas, and damp and unheated spaces. The work may require
extensive work shifts of 12-16 hours a day and more than a 5 day
workweek. Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating
and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The
incumbent will be required to live on the camp, where living
quarters are a container living unit (CLU), which may be very
cramped with the requirement to share bathroom facilities. Initial
living quarters may be a tent. Fatigue may occur from long work
hours and uncomfortable living conditions.
The position may be required to provide immediate contingency
support requiring a physical and immunizations deemed necessary for
the environment in which this support is provided.
Incumbent is entitled to 25% Post Differential pay.
Potential benefits for working in Djibouti: Ability to gain
international work experience
Professional development by working in an area at the forefront
of construction and community growth
High potential for overtime pay
Local Market Supplement (based on parent command location)
Imminent Danger Pay - $225/month (first 42 days)
Post Differential Allowance - currently 25% of base pay
(beginning day 43+)
If you are using education to meet all or part of the
qualification requirements, it is highly recommended that submit a
copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses
which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course
title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your
resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be
used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can
provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is
comparable to that received in an accredited educational
institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the
applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further
See the Office of Personnel Management's General Policies for
information on crediting education.