<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>About the Position:</strong><br /> Serve as the primary Natural Resources Program Manager in the Fort Meade Environmental Division, Directorate of Public Works and manages several environmental programs such as: Forestry, Wetlands, Threatened and Endangered Species, Fish and Wildlife, Agronomy, and Invasive Species. Works closely with the following programs: Entomology Section, Storm Water, Cultural Resources, Pollution Prevention, and Military Construction. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Develop and implement environmental programs as part of the Installation's overall environmental program in accordance with applicable environmental laws, regulations, and executive orders, such as the Sikes Act, Army Regulation 200-1.</li> <li>Maintain current knowledge of all legislation and regulations promulgated in assigned program areas and monitors assigned environmental programs to ensure Installation-wide compliance and reporting.</li> <li>Review and evaluate a wide range of policies, plans, and projects for environmental conservation and protection issues.</li> <li>Provide policy guidance, engineering controls, and procedures regarding conservation, compliance, mitigation, and prevention efforts for all activities which impact assigned programs.</li> <li>Provide updated information regarding changes in policy and local, state and Federal regulations to such activities.</li> <li>Serve as a technical expert for assigned programs and performs surveys, data collection, and inspections. Plan, develop and coordinate projects when observations or investigations reveal the need for environmental related corrective action.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Up to 10% Business Travel required.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.</li> <li>Incumbent is required to complete and/or maintain DoD Pesticide Applicator Training and Certification as a Certified Applicator in applicable EPA Categories in accordance with Army Regulations.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Who May Apply: US Citizens</strong><br /><br />In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .<br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirement for Environmentalist:</strong><br /><br />A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.<br /> OR<br /> B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.<br /><br />In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:<br /><br /><b>Specialized Experience:</b><br /> One year of specialized experience which includes performing a full range of Conservation work which includes applying professional knowledge of biological and chemical science concepts, principles and practices; experience with local, state and federal regulations, legislation, and policies to manage and implement Forestry, Urban Forestry, Endangered Species, Fish and Wildlife, Wetland, and Invasive Species programs; providing advisory, planning and reviewing services concerning established, changed or new environmental policy; criteria to develop and implement short and long range plans for the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of natural resources. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the Federal service (GS-11).<br /><br />Some Federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for Specialized Experience is permitted.<br /><br />You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: <ul> <li> <ul> <li>Environmental Planning</li> <li>Project Management</li> <li>Technical Competence</li> <li>Environmental Emergency Response Support</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION:</strong> If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.</li> <li>You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.</li> <li>Two year trial/probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Direct Deposit of Pay is required.</li> <li>Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.</li> <li>If you have retired from Federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.</li> <li>This is a Career Program (CP) 16 – Engineers and Scientists (Non-Construction) position.</li> <li>You may claim military spouse preference.</li> <li>Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.</li> <li>Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.</li> <li>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. </li> <li>If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .</li> <li>Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.</li> </ul> <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 />Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br />You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br /><strong>Basis for Rating:</strong> Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. <ul> <li>Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.</li> <li>Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in Federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .<br /><br />As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.<strong> If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.</strong><br /><br /><strong>1. Your resume:</strong> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume .</li> </ul> <strong>2. Other supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable</li> <li>This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses </li> </ul> NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility. <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.