Posted on Sep 22, 2020

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Department of the Interior

Jefferson, LA  |   #government


The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement.

For information about our bureau go to: Minimum Qualification Requirements:nTo qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Basic Educational Requirements AND (2) Specialized Experience for the series/grade to which you are applying.

(1) Basic Educational Requirements:nIn addition to the specialized experience requirements for this position, applicants must meet the Education Requirements described below: Degree: biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences.

These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.nANDn(2) Specialized Experience To qualify for the GS-12, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1) experience applying environmental laws and/or regulations (e.g., National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MFCMA), or others) to analyze potential impacts to natural resources from development activities; 2) identifying, interpreting and analyzing biological data and/or ecological processes of protected species that are affected by development activities; 3) reviewing industry or commercial activities to assess potential effects to marine habitats or communities; 4) participating in the environmental consultation process (i.e.

writing biological assessments, biological evaluations, biological opinions and/or essential fish habitat assessments); and 5) representing an organization at public meetings, hearings and/or scientific conferences in order to provide technical and scientific support/input.n*Applicants must meet all five specialized experience statements defined above to qualify.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You are required to submit your transcripts to verify that you meet the basic educational requirement for this position.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are a status applicant (current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former permanent Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility in the competitive service), or are eligible under a special appointing authority and you are selected under this vacancy, you may be subject to serving a new one-year probationary period.

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