Environmental Protection Specialist

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Location
    Bothell, Washington
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    May-24-2021
  • Posted
    May 17

Position description

The ideal candidate for this position has demonstrated progressive environmental compliance experience and experience working on large complex projects (e.g. Environmental Assessments). This position starts at a salary of $100,940 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the mitigation team within FEMA.

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Responsibilities

 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

In this position, you will serve as an expert-level technical reviewer and advisor to program managers on compliance with environmental planning/historic preservation laws/regulations as they pertain to FEMA’s activities and assistance programs.  The laws, and implementing agency regulations and procedures, include but are not limited to:  the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), and Executive Orders 11988, 11990, 12898. Typical assignments include: 

  • achieving compliance in support of historic preservation studies, biological evaluations, and environmental assessments

  • managing a portfolio of diverse and simple to complex project environmental and historic preservation technical reviews

  • collaborating with applicants, program managers, other technical staff, and regulatory agencies to achieve compliance

 

Travel Required

25% or less - Travel up to 25% may be required in this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

NA

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required.
  • Current federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
  • Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.

 

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully pass, and maintain a background investigation for Public Trust/Moderate Risk as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, a review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs (please visit: Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies for additional information). For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit OPM Investigations.

Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.

 

Qualifications

Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
 

You qualify for this position at the GS-13 level (starting salary $100,940) if you possess the following: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-12) in the Federal Service.  This experience may have been gained in the federal government, a state or local government, a n-profit organization, the private sector, or as a volunteer; however, your resume must clearly describe at least one year of specialized experience.  Specialized experience for this position includes:

  1. Drafting environmental or historic preservation policies, assessment documents, reports, and/or impact statements; and
  2. Managing or directing work to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and standards; and
  3. Serving as a subject matter expert on Federal regulations, directives, and legal mandates to protect environmental and historic resources and providing insight to staff or management.

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.

NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment.  Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

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 job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Application instructions

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