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Job Title:Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:LV-R9-MP-2014-0014


$135,993.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year


Monday, March 10, 2014 to Friday, March 21, 2014




Full-time - Temporary Promotion not-to-exceed one year




1 vacancy in the following location:
San Francisco, CA View Map


Current permanent EPA employees with competitive status and CTAP eligibles.




About the Agency

This position is located in Region 9, Water and Pesticides Branch, San Francisco, CA.  For more information on this office, visit their website:  http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-9-pacific-southwest


  • No


  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • This is a temporary position. See Other Information on assignment limits.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.


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Responsible for the effective management of the Water & Pesticides Branch.

Manages the Region's enforcement programs to promote and ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Act, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) programs.

Coordinates with States, EPA HQ, and various agencies in the planning and implementation of the Water & Pesticides program.

Manages personnel, facilities and funds, establishes branch operating procedures, and policies to enable the Branch to accomplish its goals, anticipate needs, and make necessary modifications.

Through administrative and judicial procedures, ensures compliance by regulated entities with the provisions of the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, FIFRA program and related state and federal legislation.

Develops strategies to identify non-compliance, impediments to compliance and to return violators to compliance. Plans and directs a suite of compliance determination activities.


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You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.
To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect one year of full time experience at the GS-14 grade level working collaboratively with internal and external parties and experience providing leadership to assure that the goals of a project or organization stay abreast of National policies or programs.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:   Knowledge of management and administrative policies and procedures; Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions of subordinate organizational units; Knowledge of budget policies and procedures; Skill in developing and directing resources and planning activities related to budgeting, resource management, human resource management and financial management; Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate enforcement program related data; Ability to provide strategic direction on Enforcement matters; Ability to influence and leverage cooperation from internal and external parties; and Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.  

This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation.  Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

If you are selected, you must complete (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period.

Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the EPA Successful Leaders Program.  This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency's goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful.  

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.


We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position and an applicable score assigned.

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.

NOTE:  We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs).  However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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If you are selected, you will serve in either a temporary promotion or a detail.  If this position is at a higher grade than your current grade, the assignment will be a temporary promotion.  If you are already at the same grade as this position, your assignment will be a detail.  While on the detail, your salary will not change.

A temporary promotion will be processed for a period not to exceed one year.  It may be extended up to 4 years without further competition.   If you are detailed, the detail will be not to exceed 120 days, and may be extended in 120 day increments.

You may be returned at any time to the position from which you were temporarily promoted or detailed, or to a different position of equivalent position and pay.

If selected, your position may become permanent.

Are you a Displaced Federal Employee?  If so, please read the Required Documents and visit the EPA website for additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.


This information is used to determine your qualifications for employment.  The use of this information is authorized under Title 5 USC, Sections 3302 and 3361.

This position is not in the bargaining unit.

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA.  Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.


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You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

To begin the application process, click the Apply On-line button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire.   To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date of this announcement.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USA Jobs document portfolio feature.

If you cannot apply on-line, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed to the right for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement.  You must provide complete application materials by the closing date of this announcement.

For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application
package is received, go to http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.


Documents to be submitted on-line:

--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties Section and Qualifications Required Section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. Your resume should clearly reflect the title, duration and description of work performed.   We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.  
--Responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire
--Displaced Federal employees under CTAP - copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.
--Current EPA Employees:  You are encouraged to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50).  If you fail to provide an SF-50, we will access your Federal employment records in e-OPF to verify your eligibility to be considered. If your eligibility for consideration cannot be determined, your application will be rated ineligible.

If you want to know more about submitting documentation to our office, visit EPA's web site: http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm


Phone: 702-798-2484
Fax: 702-798-2416
Email: TeamVegas@epa.gov
Agency Information:
Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Management Division
4220 S. Maryland Parkway, Building A, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
Fax: 702-798-2416


You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account.  You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation.  You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package.  You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.  Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration.  We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education.  If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement.

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