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Environmental Protection Specialist

Company name
U.S. General Services Administration.

$87,804.00 to $114,146.00

Kansas City, MO

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$87,804 to $114,146 per year

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GS 13

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Appointment type



FEW vacancies in the following location:

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

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

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As an Environmental Protection Specialist, you will be responsible for managing the total functions and directs the performance of the environmental program to ensure efficient and effective accomplishment of program priorities, milestones, and goals and objectives.

Location of position:

Public Buildings Service

Facilities Management Division

Kansas City, MO

The Office of Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, management, and direction of the facility environmental program for all GSA-owned, operated, and leased buildings within the region. The program includes some 417 buildings and nearly 23,439,922 square feet located in four (4) states.

GSA has been repeatedly named as one of the ' Best Places to Work

' in the Federal Government'. LEARN MORE

about why you should choose GSA.

You will have access to many benefits


Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)

Life insurance coverage with several options

Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year

Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)

Flexible work schedules and telework

Transit and child care subsidies

Training and development

Flexible spending accounts

Long-term care insurance

Training and development

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

Concurrent MP Vacancy Announcement

If you are eligible under Merit Promotion, you may also apply under Vacancy Announcement Number 1806014KBMP. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

Learn more about this agency


You will be responsible for

Applies the newest developments in the field, ensures incorporation of efficient environmental program provisions and considerations, e.g., inclusion of environmental controls, in the planning, designing, constructing, modifying, and maintaining of facilities.

Reviews and evaluates the work of agency and contract engineers by reviewing preliminary engineering reports and related design drawings and specifications on proposed major construction projects to identify obscure environmental problems.

Evaluates the problem conditions resulting from surveys/assessments. Identifies corrective action considering feasibility, cost, disruption of operations, and relative program priorities.

Provides advice and assistance on environmental management to all levels of line and staff management and applies a systematic approach to identify and solve environmental management problems by environmental monitoring and employee participation in risk reduction/loss control methods.

Promotes awareness through oral presentations at group meetings and conferences and in written presentations and reports. Attends and participates in meetings of union and management committees for the purpose of providing interface between employees and management concerning matters of environmental problems.

Provides expert advice on the interpretation and implementation of technical guides, environmental policy, and environmental control laws and regulatory requirements.

Stays abreast of the latest developments in the environmental field and monitors the new laws and regulations for application within the region.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All U.S. Citizens and Nationals

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0028 Environmental Protection Specialist



Conditions of Employment

US Citizens and National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)

Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date

Register with Selective Service, if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES political appointee

Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 4 investigation level).

Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


For each job on your resume, provide:

the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)

number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here

The GS-13salary range starts at $87,804per year.

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is experience in providing technical oversight, coordination, and management of environmental protection programs in areas such as: air and water quality, hazardous waste and materials management, oil and hazardous substance spills planning, environmental liabilities, fuel storage tank management, permitting and closure, identification management and mitigation of risks associated with toxic substances, and general environmental compliance. Experience must include the related technical evaluation and assessment for the following types of work projects: facility operations, new construction, renovation and demolition.


Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: AFGE

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will use a method called Category Rating to assess your application. Here’s how it will work:

You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Expert knowledge of Environmental Protection program principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques to apply new developments and establish and implement strategies to improve and/or eliminate major problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted methods and to provide authoritative advice and guidance on all Region 6, Environmental Programs, strategies and initiatives.

Comprehensive knowledge of GSA Environmental Program practices and procedures to resolve problems of major significance to agency environmental programs (e.g., developing agency guidelines governing environmental operations, analyzing major programs and advising agency officials and personnel at all levels on various aspects of environmental program management.

Ability to apply the latest developments in environmental protection to resolve problems for which accepted methods are not directly applicable to review plans, designs and specifications for the alteration of existing or construction of new major facilities.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing concerning complex issues.

Expert knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, documentation and reporting requirements and processes sufficient enough to make decisions or recommendations significantly changing, interpreting, or expanding important agency/national policies and programs and/or evaluating regulatory implementation by a Region.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in order to present and prepare briefings and other information to various audiences.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP)

, you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

Your answers to the questions will be used to place you in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.

We will verify your answers to the questions in your resume. If your resume doesn’t support your answers, we may lower your score, which could place you in a lower category.

Within each category, veterans will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

To preview questions please click here

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

If you are claiming veterans’ preference:

Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.

If you are claiming 10-point preference or derived preference (a spouse, widow or widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (a) completed SF-15

form; and (b) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15

for complete list).

If you are active duty military - Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

If you are ICTAP


eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

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.



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 online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the Announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy. You can modify/complete your application any time before the vacancy date/time deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application. For more detailed instructions on how to apply, read the Apply for a GSA Job

on the GSA website.

To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.

Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.

Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.

Click the Apply To This Vacancy and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete. If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this vacancy.

Note: Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the USAJOBS link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information).

Need Assistance? If you cannot complete any part of the application process listed above, contact the Human Resources Office/representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Be sure to receive prior HR approval to deviate from these instructions so that your application will be considered.

Agency contact information

Kimberly Best Kimberly Best







GSA, Public Buildings Service

General Services Administration

Office of HR Management Sunbelt & Midwest Center

Atlanta, Georgia

United States

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Next steps

After the closing date/deadline:

ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant eligibility and qualifications are reviewed.

REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: Eligible/Qualified applicants are referred to management for review and possible interview.

SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If a selection is made, a Tentative Offer is extended to the selectee and suitability and/or security background investigation is conducted.

FINAL JOB OFFER: A final job offer is made (typically within 40 days after the closing date/deadline for applications).

FINAL COMMUNICATION TO APPLICANTS: Once the position is filled, we will notify all applicants of their final status. You may check your status by logging into USAJOBS. Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications.

Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

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

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

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.

Company info

U.S. General Services Administration.
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Company Profile
Excellence in the Business of Government. GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA's acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, and IT to government organizations and the military. GSA also promotes management best practices and efficient government operations through the development of governmentwide policies.

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