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Vacancy Details

Grade: All Grades

1 This position is only open to current permanent EPA employees with competitive status and CTAP eligibles. Are you currently an EPA employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Please select the types of environmental assessments and/or cleanup activities you have performed: Answer to this question is required
  • Review sampling plans or quality assurance project plans
  • Conduct or oversee environmental sampling
  • Write environmental assessment reports
  • Review analytical and/or environmental assessment reports
  • Write environmental remediation or mitigation plans
  • Review environmental remediation or mitigation plans
  • Oversee or conduct environmental cleanup activities
  • I have not performed any of the choices above
3 Field experience with or oversight of site assessment (e.g., soil/water sampling, inspections) of hazardous waste sites. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 I have experience with implementing the following environmental statutes: Answer to this question is required
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Oil Pollution Act (OPA)
  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • None of the above
5 Select the tasks you have performed as part of site characterization. Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluating natural attenuation
  • Aquifer testing and data analysis
  • Calculating subsurface soil cleanup levels protective of ground water
  • None of the above
6 Do you have experience in evaluating site data as part of a cleanup effort? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Have you defended your data interpretation for a site to a remedial project team? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Select the contract components you have evaluated: Answer to this question is required
  • Scope of work
  • Cost estimates
  • Charges
  • Performance Schedules
  • Deliverables
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Performance
  • None of the above
9 Select the responses that describe your experience with contracts: Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare the procurement request rationale document for submission to the Contracting Office.
  • Monitor the cost, management, and/or overall technical performance of the contract after award.
  • Perform the technical evaluation of proposals in accordance with applicable source evaluation and/or selection procedures.
  • Assist in the close-out of completed contracts, including completing the Project Officer evaluation of the Contractor's performance form and/or the memorandum to the Contracting Office.
  • Manage contracts for specialized/critical systems and/or services that are not well defined.
  • None of the above.
10 I have experience providing guidance to individuals and/or outside organizations concerning Government requirements in the following areas that enabled them to comprehend their obligations under law or regulation: Answer to this question is required
  • Grants
  • Contracts
  • Program
  • Enforcement
  • None of the above
11 Have you negotiated agreements involving cost recovery after clean up of contaminated sites? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Experience in managing involvement in the containment, cleanup and/or treatment of the most complex hazardous materials and/or petroleum environmental emergencies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 I have work experience in the preparation or technical review of the following reports pertaining to hazardous waste site investigation and remediation. Answer to this question is required
  • Preliminary Assessment/Site Inspection
  • Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis
  • Screening-level Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facilities Investigation (RFI)
  • RI/FS or RFI Work Plan
  • Field Sampling Plan
  • Quality Assurance Project Plan
  • Proposed Plan
  • Record of Decision
  • Statement of Basis
  • 5-Year Review
  • None of the above
14 I have used the following methods in negotiating settlements with potentially responsible parties (PRPs) for the conduct of clean ups at contaminated sites: Answer to this question is required
  • Removal actions
  • Remedial investigations/feasibility studies
  • Consent decrees for remedial designs and remedial actions
  • None of the above
15 Have you made recommendations or presented options to a decision-making body, or a collaborative stakeholders group as a part of your job? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 I have served as a technical liaison to the following stakeholders involved in risk assessment for cleanup decisions at hazardous waste sites to facilitate information exchange and problem solving. Answer to this question is required
  • Site managers within my own organization
  • Site managers outside my own organization
  • Federal natural resource trustees
  • Industry
  • Tribes
  • The general public
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
17 Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Are you aware that all applicants, including current EPA employees, must submit transcripts as part of your application package as outlined in the vacancy announcement? Failure to submit transcripts will be considered an incomplete application and it will be rated ineligible. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 13

1 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or chemistry.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 GS-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
3 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Environmental Engineer, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING DEGREE from an accredited college or university under their school of engineering that included at least one curriculum that is recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum obtained in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have an ENGINEERING DEGREE that included DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in FIVE OF THE FOLLOWING SEVEN AREAS: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials; (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials; and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  • I have a combination of EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE equivalent to a 4 year professional engineering degree in the ENGINEERING SPECIALTY FOR THIS POSITION and CURRENTLY REGISTERED as a PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by a BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (BET) from an accredited college or university with 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
  • I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by a BET from a program ACCREDITED by the ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (ABET) related to THIS POSITION.
  • I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by at least ONE YEAR of ADDITIONAL EDUCATION or HIGHLY TECHNICAL WORK experience applying knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for professional engineering competence.
  • I have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE equivalent to a 4 year professional engineering degree with at least 60 SEMESTER HOURS of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering as described above.
  • I have a (BET) or BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN A PROFESSIONAL FIELD (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology, etc.) and at least ONE YEAR of PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE acquired under PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SUPERVISION AND GUIDANCE.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
4 GS-13: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Environmental Engineer, GS-13, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
5 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental Scientist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL SCIENCE with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENGINEERING with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in MATHEMATICS with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in one of the above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
6 GS-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental Scientist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.