Environmental Protection Specialist Job in Seattle, Washington – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Environmental Protection Specialist – Seattle, Washington
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 270725
Start Date: 06/10/2020
End Date: 06/24/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/24/2020. Time-In-Grade Requirement: time-in-grade restriction. 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. (If you have not held a GS grade at any time in the past 52 weeks, are a wage grade employee, or are eligible for a non-competitive appointment such as VRA or Schedule A, this question does not apply to you.) For this vacancy, applicants must have held GS-7 or higher for at least a year to be eligible for the GS-9 grade level position; applicants must have held grade GS-9 or higher for at least a year to be eligible for the GS-11 grade level. 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: Specialized Experience GS 9: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: demonstrated experience with federal, state, and local regulations governing air emissions, hazardous materials, non-hazardous and hazardous waste, oil spills, water quality, and the storage of regulated substances (e.g. petroleum products, chemicals, and wastes), among other areas, and to alleviate the adverse impacts of human activities on the environment. Environmental protection specialists support VA’s Green Environmental Management System (GEMS) implementation and apply specialized knowledge of one or more programs or functional areas of environmental protection work. While performing at the GS-09 level, it is expected that the incumbent will perform the major functions of the position at the full performance level but with significant oversight. Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field closely related to the duties of the position. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the GS-7 grade level but less than one year, and I have more than one year, but less than two years of graduate education. I have computed the percentage of these requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100% of the requirements for the GS-9 grade level. Specialized Experience GS 11: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: demonstrated experience with federal, state, and local regulations governing air emissions, hazardous materials, non-hazardous and hazardous waste, oil spills, water quality, and the storage of regulated substances (e.g. petroleum products, chemicals, and wastes), among other areas, and to alleviate the adverse impacts of human activities on the environment. Environmental protection specialists support VA’s Green Environmental Management System (GEMS) implementation and apply specialized knowledge of one or more programs or functional areas of environmental protection work. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a doctoral degree in a field closely related to the duties of the position. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the GS-9 grade level but less than one year, more than two years, but less than three years of graduate education. I have computed the percentage of these requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100% for the GS-11 grade level. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
ComplianceCustomer ServiceEnvironmental EngineeringHazardous Materials 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily in an office setting. Remainder of work is in field conditions performing work site inspections. Work may require travel to HCC and CBOCs to ensure environmental compliance. There may be exposure to moderate risks or discomforts in waste storage areas, Wastewater Treatment and Boiler Plants; and when responding to spills (e.g. fuel oil, lab chemicals). For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

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