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Job Title: Environmental Protection Specialist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Roseburg, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Environmental Protection Specialist

This position is with the Roseburg VA Medical Center in Roseburg, OR. Roseburg is centrally located in Southwestern Oregon and you will find an excellent quality of life in a family-oriented community. With the Cascade Mountains to the east, and the beautiful coastline to the west, activities abound for outdoor enthusiast. Plus, Roseburg has all the amenities of a larger city while still offering the relaxed atmosphere of a small town environment. For more information on the Roseburg Area, please visit the following links: http://www.roseburgareachamber.org http://www.visitroseburg.com http://www.visitroseburg.com/video/landUmpqua.php For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

The Roseburg VA Medical Center Green Environmental Management Systems (GEMS) program manager is the key member of the VAMC GEMS Committee responsible for
responsible for implementing, developing and maintaining, and ensuring the GEMS Program remains compliant with ISO 14001 Environmental Management System across RVAMC
organizational elements.



  • The GEMS program manager is responsible for coordinating the efforts of RVAMC staff involved with the GEMS to ensure that the GEMS are developed and implemented in accordance with VHA and VA medical center policy and guidance. The GEMS program manager is further responsible for ensuring that the GEMS results in findings and conclusions that lead to continual improvement ofenvironmental programs at the RVAMC.
  • Additional duties include alternate asbestos projects, assists Industrial Hygienist in developing facility wide and service specific objectives and targets and procedures
    for the program. The GEMS Program Manager assists in the development of facility wide goals and policies. The GEMS program manager participates in the
    national- level GEMS committees within VHA, as well as liaising with OSHA, EPA, DEQ, VEGA, and other inspectors/surveyors.
  • The GEMS program manager leads site inspections at hazardous waste disposal, transport, or storage facilities where the problems may not be easily identified or
    conventional in nature. He/she evaluates work practices, determines compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and develops changes to control or eliminate
    potential or existing hazards or violations.
  • The GEMS program manager investigates routine violations of all environmental (including pesticide, DOT, OSHA, EPA and DEQ) laws and prepares abatement
    actions. He/she gathers and examines evidence of violations; prepares warning letters, complaints, administrative orders, etc. and assembles case files for civil and
    criminal actions.
  • The GEMS program manager demonstrates relationships between the operation of the RVAMC with human health, ecosystems, environmental medial and natural resources.
  • The GEMS program manager provides leadership and direction to management, professional and technical personnel regarding the development and implementation of
    the facility GEMS.
  • The GEMS program manager plans, organizes implements, oversees, and provides technical assistance to achieve and maintain compliance with current federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Assignments include, but are not limited to, domestic and industrial wastewater treatment and disposal; safe drinking water; treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste; release of hazardous material/spill response; air pollution control; developing and maintaining the Facility's SPCC Plan, environmental media permitting; toxic substances; storm water, NEPA and regulatory oversight.
  • The GEMS program manager may also develop or assist in developing projects related to above/underground storage tanks, storm-water/sewage, boiler plant or other environmentally related Projects as necessary etc.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 PM
Position Description/PD#: Environmental Protection Specialist, PD# 30427-0

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/14/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.


You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

Specialized Experience: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1.) Investigating, developing and implementing a wide range of plans in support of environmental programs; 2.) Addressing state and local regulations requirements using knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to environmental management of solid waste, hazardous materials, etc.; 3.) Providing scientific or technical guidance, support, coordination, or oversight to governmental agencies; 4.) Revising standard methods to improve or extend environmental administration or management systems; 5.) Making recommendations supported by facts by gathering, analyzing and organizing information and conducting comparative analyses.

Education: GS-11
Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree, OR
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR
LL.B. or J.D., if related, OR
A combination of education and experience

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  1. Technical Competence
  2. Planning and Evaluating
  3. Health Risk Analysis
  4. Contract Administration
  5. Communication

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily in an office setting. Remainder of work is in field conditions performing work site inspections. Work may require travel to HCC and CBOCs to ensure environmental compliance. There may be exposure to moderate risks or discomforts in waste storage areas, Wastewater Treatment and Boiler Plants; and when responding to spills (e.g. fuel oil, lab chemicals).

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
  • The GEMS program manager is responsible for coordinating the efforts of RVAMC staff involved with the GEMS to ensure that the GEMS are developed and implemented in accordance with VHA and VA medical center policy and guidance. The GEMS program manager is further responsible for ensuring that the GEMS results in findings and conclusions that lead to continual improvement ofenvironmental programs at the RVAMC.
  • Additional duties include alternate asbestos projects, assists Industrial Hygienist in developing facility wide and service specific objectives and targets and procedures
    for the program. The GEMS Program Manager assists in the development of facility wide goals and policies. The GEMS program manager participates in the
    national- level GEMS committees within VHA, as well as liaising with OSHA, EPA, DEQ, VEGA, and other inspectors/surveyors.
  • The GEMS program manager leads site inspections at hazardous waste disposal, transport, or storage facilities where the problems may not be easily identified or
    conventional in nature. He/she evaluates work practices, determines compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and develops changes to control or eliminate
    potential or existing hazards or violations.
  • The GEMS program manager investigates routine violations of all environmental (including pesticide, DOT, OSHA, EPA and DEQ) laws and prepares abatement
    actions. He/she gathers and examines evidence of violations; prepares warning letters, complaints, administrative orders, etc. and assembles case files for civil and
    criminal actions.
  • The GEMS program manager demonstrates relationships between the operation of the RVAMC with human health, ecosystems, environmental medial and natural resources.
  • The GEMS program manager provides leadership and direction to management, professional and technical personnel regarding the development and implementation of
    the facility GEMS.
  • The GEMS program manager plans, organizes implements, oversees, and provides technical assistance to achieve and maintain compliance with current federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Assignments include, but are not limited to, domestic and industrial wastewater treatment and disposal; safe drinking water; treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste; release of hazardous material/spill response; air pollution control; developing and maintaining the Facility's SPCC Plan, environmental media permitting; toxic substances; storm water, NEPA and regulatory oversight.
  • The GEMS program manager may also develop or assist in developing projects related to above/underground storage tanks, storm-water/sewage, boiler plant or other environmentally related Projects as necessary etc.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 PM
Position Description/PD#: Environmental Protection Specialist, PD# 30427-0

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/14/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.


You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

Specialized Experience: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1.) Investigating, developing and implementing a wide range of plans in support of environmental programs; 2.) Addressing state and local regulations requirements using knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to environmental management of solid waste, hazardous materials, etc.; 3.) Providing scientific or technical guidance, support, coordination, or oversight to governmental agencies; 4.) Revising standard methods to improve or extend environmental administration or management systems; 5.) Making recommendations supported by facts by gathering, analyzing and organizing information and conducting comparative analyses.

Education: GS-11
Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree, OR
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR
LL.B. or J.D., if related, OR
A combination of education and experience

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  1. Technical Competence
  2. Planning and Evaluating
  3. Health Risk Analysis
  4. Contract Administration
  5. Communication

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The work is primarily in an office setting. Remainder of work is in field conditions performing work site inspections. Work may require travel to HCC and CBOCs to ensure environmental compliance. There may be exposure to moderate risks or discomforts in waste storage areas, Wastewater Treatment and Boiler Plants; and when responding to spills (e.g. fuel oil, lab chemicals).
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