Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />A successful candidate in this position will be an environmental technical expert and advisor to integrate science and engineering principles to improve the natural environment and direct and coordinate all environmental activities relating to the Office of Petroleum Reserves (OPR) programs.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>As an Environmental Engineer, you will:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Provide expert advice and consultation to superiors and field offices on environmental compliance.</li> <li>Provide technical support, recommendations, oral and written reports, letters, and staff papers in the preparation of responses to external and internal information requests and investigations from Congress, the General Accounting Office, the Inspector General, Department management, and other public entities relative to OPR environmental issues.</li> <li>Review OPR activities to ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, Department of Energy (DOE) Orders and Secretarial Notices relating to environmental protection.</li> <li>Serve as a project manager on large environmental engineering and related scientific and engineering initiatives and provide technical and managerial expertise in support of complex engineering projects.</li> <li>Maintain current, expert knowledge of advanced environmental compliance technologies.</li> <li>Interact with other DOE HQ programs, and other Federal offices, providing authoritative engineering, engineering analysis and advice, guidance and lessons learned to ensure an integrated approach.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />50% or less – 10 or more days of overnight travel may be required per month. <br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You must be a United States Citizen.</li> <li>This employer participates in the e-Verify program.</li> <li>See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.</li> <li>You must submit application and all required documentation online.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>OTHER REQUIREMENTS:</strong> <br /><br />Only experience obtained by the time of the Job Opportunity Announcement closing date will be considered. You can update your resume and application submission at any time during the opening period of this vacancy announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Official or unofficial transcripts must be provide with application. </strong><br /><br /><strong>Relocation expenses may be negotiated/offered.</strong><br /><br />The position is not over under a bargaining unit.<br /><br />Selectee must complete a financial disclosure form, OGE-450, within 30 days after employment.<br /><br />Official transcripts must be provided prior to appointment. <br /><br />Telework availability is in accordance with agency policy and at manager's discretion. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS</strong><br /><br />A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal service or the equivalent in the private or public sector. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:<br /> <ul> <li>Experience interpreting and advising on policy and regulatory guidance, return on investment evaluations of new and existing pollution control plans, and proposed emission control methods.</li> <li>Experience in the petroleum industry, particularly in the areas of environmental protection and compliance, worker and public health and safety, and strategic planning and analysis.</li> <li>Experience applying new developments and experienced judgment to solve a variety of highly complex technical problems.</li> <li>Experience conducting, directing, and advising on environmental engineering studies investigating, evaluating, and reporting on the status of compliance and abatement efforts.</li> </ul> <br />Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!<br /> <li>Knowledge and skill in applying advanced theories, concepts, and principles practiced in the science of professional environmental engineering.</li> <li>Knowledge of various Federal, State, and local environmental laws and regulations, especially including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act, State of California environmental statutes and regulations, and their specific application to OPR petroleum, natural gas, and oil shale operations.</li> <li>Familiarity with the legislative process in Congress and with various legal areas concerning Federal agency compliance responsibilities, formal compliance agreements, water rights, etc.</li> <li>Knowledge and skill in program management and project scheduling techniques to serve as manager of complex technological and field environmental programs.</li> <li>Knowledge of the budget processes, procedures, and requirements concerning formulation, justification, and execution of program budgets.</li> <br />"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.<br /><br /><strong>CTAP/ICTAP candidates:</strong> To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.<br /><br /><strong>You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.</strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>All Professional Engineering Series, 0800</strong><br /><br />Individual Occupational Requirements. The individual occupational requirements can be seen at the OPM website . <br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirements:</strong><br /> <li>Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to 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.</li> <br />OR<br /> <li>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. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:</li> <li>Professional registration or licensure — Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1 , or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.</li> <li>Written Test — Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.</li> <li>Specified academic courses — Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.</li> <li>Related curriculum — Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all inclusive.)</li> <br /><br /><strong>EDUCATION:</strong><br /><br />Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can checked the accreditation of a educational institution at the U.S. Department of Education website .<br />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. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.</strong><br /><ul><li>New employees to the Department of Energy 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 </li><li>Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.</li><li>If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.</li><li>More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.</li><li>Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.</li><li>Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.</li><li>All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.</li></ul>EEO Policy: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement <br /><br />Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement <br /><br />Veterans Information: https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information <br />Telework: www.telework.gov <br />Selective Service Registration: http: www.sss.gov/ <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.<br /><br />Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.<br /><br />The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.<br /><br />If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.<br /><br />If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.<br /><br />If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.<br />If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.<br /><br /><strong>ALL APPLICANTS:</strong> <strong>You must submit a about what is expected in your resume." href="https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume" target="_blank" rel="noopener">resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.</li> <li>For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.</li> <li>For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).</li> <li>Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).</li> <li>For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.</li> </ul> <br /> Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience. <br /><br /><strong>If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy:</strong> experience." href="https: help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Education" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans:</strong> authorities and the documentation you need to submit" href="http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.<br /><br /><strong>Persons with Disabilities:</strong> Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. flexibilities for persons with disabilities" href="https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.<br /><br /><strong>Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP:</strong> If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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