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Environmental Protection Specialist

Company: Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:


This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, BIA-Midwest Region in Bloomington, Minnesota.


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  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      11/03/2021 to 11/17/2021
    • Salary

      $99,065 - $128,785 per year
    • Pay scale & grade

      GS 13
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      1 vacancy in the following location:
      • Bloomington, MN
      • Telework eligible

        Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
      • Travel Required

        Occasional travel - Travel may be required to attend conferences, meetings, trainings and work related activities.
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

        Yes-You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
      • Appointment type

      • Work schedule

      • Service

      • Promotion potential

      • Job family (Series)

        0028 Environmental Protection Specialist
      • Supervisory status

      • Security clearance

      • Drug test

      • Position sensitivity and risk

        Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
      • Trust determination process

      • Announcement number

      • Control number

        This job is open to
        • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

          Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
        • Federal employees - Competitive service

          Current or former competitive service federal employees.
        • Federal employees - Excepted service

          Current excepted service federal employees.
        • Individuals with disabilities
        • Land & base management

          Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
        • Military spouses
        • Native Americans

          Native Americans or Alaskan Natives with a tribal affiliation.
        • Veterans Clarification from the agency

          Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Verification form BIA -4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. No other documents will be accepted as proof of Indian Preference.

          • Serves as regional National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) coordinator.
          • Identifies federal actions requiring NEPA compliance.
          • Consolidates and standardizes all NEPA activity in the region.
          • Implements a national BIA NEPA handbook.
          • Participates on a national BIA NEPA team.
          • Advises management on NEPA requirements, options and conclusions.
          • Provides general orientation and/or detailed NEPA training.
          • Prepares or manages individual and/or programmatic environmental assessments (EAs) or environmental impact statements (EISs) for a wide variety of BIA actions or for agency or regional programs.
          • Fulfills reporting and notice requirements under NEPA, maintain both internal files and an administrative record and the BIA and DOI database.
          • Properly document results of all assessments and other fieldwork, fulfill reporting requirements of all applicable environmental laws and regulations, prepare/maintain all internal files, and reports required for these activities.
          • Coordinates with other resource staff on other environmental laws and regulations. Help

            Conditions of Employment
            • U.S. Citizenship Required
            • Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Form BIA -4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.
            • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
            • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
            • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
            • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
            • Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607. Qualifications

              EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions and/or BIA Excepted Standards, GS-0028).

              GS-13: In addition to the specialized experience at the lower level, I have at least one year of full-time specialized experience or the equivalent, comparable to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service (obtained in either the public or private sector). This experience must include: environmental laws and regulations to include the National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund), the Resource Conservation and Control Act (RCRA), and other related regulatory requirements and skills in order to serve as a national program manager on environmental planning, assessment and performance measures; provide national level leadership, program management and coordination of environmental protection; build, maintain and ensure National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other environmental laws are in compliance at the Bureau levels.

              All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

              Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date.

              Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472).

              Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date.


              This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

              Additional information

              All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2021 Salary Tables here and select the duty station from the Bloomington, Minnesota to choose the appropriate pay chart. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart.

              The full performance level of this position is GS-13.

              TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

              You will be required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

              Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: .

              Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: ; Vets Info Guide:

              Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

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                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..... click apply for full job details

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