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Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist Open To Us Citizens

Company name
U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration

Salary
$134,789.00 to $164,200.00

Location
Washington, DC

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Open & closing dates

Opening and closing dates

04/13/2018

to

04/23/2018

Salary

$134,789 to $164,200 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 15

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

Washington DC, DC

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Veterans

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Announcement number

FTA.TPE-2018-0011

Control number

496572200

Duties

Duties

Summary

Under the broad policy guidance of the Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment, you will serve as the Director of the Office of Human and Natural Environment (TPE-30) in the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). You will be responsible for supervising the development and coordination of environmental policies, guidelines, standards, procedures, and techniques, and for supervising provision of technical assistance relating to FTA's responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) Order on the Environment, and the joint NEPA implementing procedures, as well as the procedures implementing § 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, among other environmental requirements.

You will direct a multidisciplinary staff of professional analysts by providing leadership and supervision in the development and implementation of environmental policies, regulations, and technical assistance. You or your team will provide guidance and direction regarding environmental requirements to local transit agencies and their consultants, as well as FTA regional office staffs. You will be FTA's principal environmental process coordinator, responsible for assuring that regional staffs efficiently and cost-effectively manage the process and document preparation for various transit projects. You will also be FTA’s leading spokesperson for environmental matters when dealing with Congressional staffs, as well as officials of other Federal agencies, including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), among others.

This position is ideal for a senior level professional who has a strong understanding of public transportation or transportation systems to identify solutions to technical issues and one who has lead or managed a diverse staff of professional including developing strategic vision and work plans, technical work products, developing staff, assessing job performance and building consensus.

PLEASE NOTE: All candidates must provide a writing sample upon interview.

This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for these locations.

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Responsibilities

The Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist:

Supervises the development and coordination of environmental policies, guidelines, standards, procedures, and techniques, and supervises provision of technical assistance relating to FTA's responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) Order on the Environment, and the joint NEPA implementing procedures, as well as the regulations implementing Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, among other environmental requirements.

Oversees the management and administrative requirements for the office, including preparation and administration of travel and training budgets, assigning and administering controlled correspondence and other requests for information and assistance, conducting staff performance reviews, and developing and maintaining office performance indicators in accordance with FTA’s performance and strategic goals.

Directs the development and implementation of an ongoing program of training, technical guidance, and support on environmental requirements and their efficient, effective integration with planning and project development issues.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

15

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.

Current/former status employees and VEOA eligible veterans are encouraged to also apply to: FTA.TPE-2018-0010.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job family (Series)

0028 Environmental Protection Specialist

Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must meet specialized experience to qualify.

Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date

Announcement also advertised Status & VEOA Applicants: FTA.TPE-2018-0010.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.

SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).

DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.

To qualify for the Grade 15, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14, it must include:

Experience applying, understanding, and crafting proposed improvements to the Federal environmental process applicable to surface transportation projects, including, but not limited to, the National Environmental Policy Act process, the Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act process, and Section 4(f) findings, as well as relevant regulations, executive orders and case law, as those authorities specifically relate to Federal transportation funding proposals.

Experience analyzing environmental compliance needs from the standpoint of the Federal transportation environmental process and formulating appropriate responses to those needs, whether on a case-by-case basis or programmatically.

Experience in leading multidisciplinary teams in developing, implementing, and administering an environmental compliance system for transportation projects and related undertakings, including rulemaking and guidance development.

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.

For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4.

Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education

Additional information

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition

EEO STATEMENT: The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.

Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

ALL Applicants must provide a resume that fully supports the required specialized experience and was created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and respond to the vacancy questions by the closing date of the vacancy.

The following is a list of documents that are only required based on the type of position and consideration for which you are applying.

VETERANS: Your last DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, that shows the type of discharge and all dates of active duty is required to verify your eligibility. It need not be official.

If you are applying to a vacancy opened to all US Citizens under category rating and wish to be considered as a preference eligible, you need to submit a copy of your DD214.

If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. An SF-15 is desired, but not required.

If you are applying to a vacancy opened Status and you are requesting consideration under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) ( https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/#veoa

), you need to provide a copy of your last DD214, which verifies your military service dates, reason for separation, OR certification of separation that shows a discharge date within 120 days of the closing of this announcement, and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.

STATUS APPLICANTS: If seeking eligibility consideration as status/agency/DOT employee, you must provide proof of eligibility in the form of an SF-50. Your SF-50 must verify the highest grade held competitively, full performance level of position, and eligibility as a status applicant. Please do not submit an Award SF-50, as these are often incomplete and do not verify grade or status eligibility.

NON COMPETITIVE APPLICANTS: If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility, you must provide the appropriate SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS, such as PCS orders (military spouse) describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability (schedule A), etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments.

DISPLACED EMPLOYEES: If requesting consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency CTAP program (ICTAP), you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85 or falling in the Gold Category) and provide all of the following documents:

your most recent performance appraisal,

the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and

your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position. Please review your application prior to final submission and ensure you have submitted all appropriate documents. Uploading documents to USAJobs does NOT ensure inclusion with your application to our system. You must verify that the documents are in the system with your application prior to final submission.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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

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.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement posting.

Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.

You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.

If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office via email at: Transjobs@dot.gov

Agency contact information

Automated Staffing Office Automated Staffing Office

Phone

000-000-0000

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

TRANSJOBS@dot.gov

Address

DOT, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

Submit Application and Documents Online

1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50

Washington, District of Columbia

United States

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Next steps

You may check your application status by logging into USAJobs.com. (Select My USAJOBS and click Applications). Within two weeks of the closing date, a Human Resources Specialist will evaluate your application. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. Qualified candidates will be assigned a category, not including points that may be assigned for veterans' preference. If the vacancy is advertised under status, your application will be scored on a scale between 70 - 100. The most highly qualified candidates are then referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If the vacancy was advertised under category rating, then the appropriate veteran's preference will be applied. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you directly. Once the position is filled, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration
Website : http://www.fta.dot.gov/

Company Profile
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) that provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems. The FTA is one of ten modal administrations within the DOT. Headed by an Administrator who is appointed by the President of the United States, the FTA functions through a Washington, D.C., headquarters office and ten regional offices which assist transit agencies in all states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. Until 1991, it was known as the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA). Public transportation includes buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, monorail, passenger ferry boats, trolleys, inclined railways, and people movers. The federal government, through the FTA, provides financial assistance to develop new transit systems and improve, maintain, and operate existing systems. The FTA oversees grants to state and local transit providers, primarily through its ten regional offices. These grantees are responsible for managing their programs in accordance with federal requirements, and the FTA is responsible for ensuring that grantees follow federal mandates along with statutory and administrative requirements.

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