Environmental Protection Specialist

Posted on Sep 15, 2020

Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation

Washington, DC

The incumbent serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist on environmental reviews in the Environmental Policy and Operations Division (AEE-400) of the Office of Environment and Energy (AEE).

Responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing environmental policy, particularly in matters involving the application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the FV-I, FG/GS-13 level.

This experience is typically related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

To be creditable, specialized experience must have been at least equivalent to the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as: Experience applying environmental laws and policy to specific projects and agency actions; developing or advising on environmental documentation; and providing briefings or other presentations to upper management on environmental issues.You should include relevant examples of the specialized experience in your work history.

Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered.Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and/or selective placement factor(s) (SPF) may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) and/or Quality Ranking Factor (QRF) listed in the announcement.

Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: (1) score order; (2) category grouping; (3) alphabetical; or (4) priority grouping, and referred to the selecting official for selection consideration.Answer all questions to the best of your ability.


You may be asked to provide evidence or documentation that you have this type of experience later in the selection process.

Your responses are subject to verification through job interviews, or any other information obtained during the application process.

Any exaggeration of your experience or any attempt to conceal information can result in disqualification.*Applicants who fail to demonstrate possession of any of the above criteria AND who do not provide the required documentation will receive no further consideration for this position.*Applicants may be asked to verify information on your application for employment with the FAA.**All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.**SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position.

This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: Experience with aviation environmental policies, legislation, and environmental review of complex projects, including addressing issues associated with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act and consultation with Indian tribal governments.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and Other Factors answers.

Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate.

How to Apply

Follow the application procedure at www.usajobs.gov for more info.

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