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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:LV-R9-MP-2014-0008


$114,468.00 to $148,806.00 / Per Year


Thursday, January 02, 2014 to Thursday, January 16, 2014




Full-time - Temporary Promotion not-to-exceed 1 year.




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


Current permanent EPA employees located in Region 9 with competitive status and CTAP eligibles.




About the Agency

This position is located in Region 9, Superfund Division, Community Involvement Section, located in San Francisco, California. 
For more information on this office, visit their website:  http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-9-pacific-southwest 


  • Occasional Travel
  • Position requires occasional travel.


  • No


  • Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.
  • If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
  • This is a temporary position. See Other Information on assignment limits.
  • You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.


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Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates program activities. Ensures compliance with established policies, priorities, objectives and procedures. Develops and Directs Regional strategies and guidance that related to source reduction, recycling, markets or recycled product and jobs in these areas.
Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with a wide array of officials outside of EPA; regional, state, federal, local, public interest groups, communities, and business/industry.
Responsive to communities environmental issues and concerns and identifies and resolves environmental justice issues.


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You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.
We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-14 level, your resume must clearly reflect one year of full time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level defined as experience communicating with internal and external customers as a principle contact to exchange information across diverse groups on environmental topics and experience making presentations or briefings.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:  Ability to plan and organize work. Ability to coordinate program activities. Skill in developing strategies and guidance. Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships.  Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to resolve problems.

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.
To preview questions please click here.


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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 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 allrequired 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. For each period of employment, you must list your title, series, grade and duties 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: 702-798-2401
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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