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Interdisciplinary Environmental Engineer/physical Scientist/natural Resources Specialist

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

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 been made.

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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Responsibilities

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 (EMS).
  • 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 resources.
  • Works with supported commands to resolve issues related to compliance or differing regulatory interpretations.

Travel Required

76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

  • Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

0819 Environmental Engineering

1301 General Physical Science

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Requirements

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 Service.
  • 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.

Qualifications

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: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp???????

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 engineering.

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. OR:

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 services.

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Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF.

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/general-natural-resources-management-and-biological-sciences-series-0401/

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/environmental-engineering-series-0819/

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/general-physical-science-series-1301/

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.

Additional Information:

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+)

Education

Education:

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.

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 information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

See the Office of Personnel Management's General Policies for information on crediting education.

Keywords: Department of Defense, Bethesda , Interdisciplinary Environmental Engineer/physical Scientist/natural Resources Specialist, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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