Announcement Number: NPS-NCR-ROCR-13-04
Position: Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-0028-11
Location: National Park Service, Rock Creek Park, Resource Management, Washington, DC local commuting area only
Eligibility: Current Career/Career Conditional National Park Service employees only
Open: 01/23/2013 Close: 02/06/2013
Salary: $62,778 - $81,616 Annually
This is a Detail/Temporary Promotion opportunity that is expected to last up to 1 year; however it may be terminated sooner depending on management needs. The employee will be expected to assume the duties of the position within two weeks of being selected.
In order to be eligible for a temporary promotion you must have documentation that you have held the previous grade for 52 weeks.
Candidates will be evaluated based on how their experience and training reflect the duties and responsibilities of the position.
The duties and responsibilities include the following:
Incumbent administers the park’s Environmental Compliance and Project Review process and project tracking system for all park-wide projects. Provides guidance and coordination to park staff for park resource protection and compliance issues. Advises project managers, assists in preparing park documents for the project review process, and coordinates scheduling internally and externally. Coordinates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance process with the park’s Cultural Resources Program Manager. Contacts other government agencies regarding issues related to park environmental compliance, responds to specific requests, and prepares correspondence as required. Advises and assists the Superintendent’s office on compliance issues, which may have direct management implications for the park. Serves as the park’s subject matter expert on environmental compliance issues. Oversees the park’s Environmental Management System program and Climate Friendly Parks program. Serves as the public contact for special use permits for construction on and access to National Park Service land. Obtains required compliance clearances for all permit proposals through appropriate park divisions, utilizing established administrative procedures, and follows up with permit requestors to ensure the permit conditions are being followed. Represents the park on compliance, permitting and other issues at meetings with NPS regional staff, District of Columbia government agencies, and other federal entities.
Conditions of Employment:
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
Park housing is not available.
Minimum Qualifications – To Qualify for this position applicant must have:
- Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Or
-3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Or
-LL.M., if related
1 year of specialized experience equivalent at least GS-9 grade level
How you will be evaluated:
You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required; and on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position as defined below. When describing your knowledge, skills, and abilities, please be sure to give examples in narrative format and explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the knowledge you possessed, the level of the people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc.
1) Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of organizations – including local, state and/or federal agencies – on activities that protect park resources.
2) Perform resource management or other tasks that demonstrate knowledge of the laws, regulations and policies related to the protection and management of natural and cultural resources within units of the National Park System or other federal land management agencies.
3) Communicate effectively in writing, ideally to include the preparation or review of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents such as Environmental Assessments and/or Environmental Impact Statements, National Historic Preservation Act documents, or other compliance or resource management-related documents.
In order to apply, applicants should submit their resume, a copy of latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), a narrative response to the questions, a copy of their most recent Employee Performance Appraisal and a letter of approval (attached) from their supervisor to the following Address:
National Park Service
National Capital Region
Servicing Human Resources Office
1100 Ohio Drive, S.W., Room 244
Washington, DC 20242
Attn: Robert L. Dixon
Application information may also be faxed to (202) 619-7240 (Attn: Robert Dixon) or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please contact Robert Dixon, Human Resources Specialist on (202) 619-7272.
National Capital Region Detail/Temporary Promotion Opportunity
Nominee Name: _________________________ Title ________________________
Grade & Series ___________________________ Park ________________________
Please have your supervisor concur with your possible selection of this temporary detail and/or
temporary promotion not-to-exceed _______ days or _____ year(s).
Supervisory approval obtained: ______Yes ______No
Supervisory Name: ________________________ Title _________________________