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Western Area Power Administration Environmental Protection Specialist in United States

Summary This position is part of the WAPA-UGP-Upper Great Plains. As a Environmental Protection Specialist, you will assist managing the hazardous waste program and the environmental compliance program. At full performance level you will have additional responsibility for management of these program. This is not a remote position. The selectee will be required to be physically present at one of the duty location(s) identified. Responsibilities The incumbent performs environmental protection activities for Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), Upper Great Plains (UGP), South Dakota Maintenance Office (SDMO). Principal duties include identifying regulatory requirements and matching them to WAPA program activities to ensure WAPA is in compliance. Major duties include managing the hazardous and toxic materials program, administering an environmental inspection program, and providing guidance and technical assistance to other WAPA employees. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Qualifications Qualifications: General Schedule Qualification Standards (opm.gov) Group coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level in the federal service At the GS-11 level: Under close supervision- 1) managing hazardous and toxic material program, (2) administering an environmental compliance inspection program, At the GS-12 level: Independently- (1) managing hazardous and toxic material program, (2) administering an environmental compliance inspection program, and (3) providing guidance and technical assistance to other employees. Education At the GS-12 level education cannot be substituted for experience. At the GS-11 level education or a combination of education and experience can be used. See Qualification section. If you are using education or a combination of education and experience you must provide transcripts. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov If selection is made at a lower grade, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed. The selectee for this position may be eligible to receive a recruitment or relocation incentive. You will need to sign an employment agreement to be eligible for this incentive. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are not authorized. This position may be eligible for creditable service towards annual leave. Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. DOE may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to have a physical examination at Federal expense that will determine whether you are qualified to perform the duties of the position. An offer of employment will depend upon your successfully passing the physical examination.