This position serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist for the Office of Airports (ARP), Eastern Region in support of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
This position serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist for the Office of Airports (ARP), Eastern Region in support of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
Duties for the FV-H Level: Provides technical services to gather and analyze data for NEPA and other federal environmental laws for airport development and planning projects. These services include, but are not limited to: tracking the environmental analysis, agency consultation, public involvement and preparation of environmental documents in accordance with NEPA and FAA requirements. These include Categorical Exclusions (CATEX), Environmental Assessments (EA), Findings of No Significant Impacts (FONSI), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Records of Decisions (ROD). Assists more experienced EPS s with reviewing Airport Noise Compatibility Studies prepared pursuant to 14 CFR Part 150. Provides input to Planners, Engineers, and airport sponsors in the development of Airport Capital Improvement Plans and Master plans to ensure compliance with NEPA and other environmental laws. Provides input to Part 139 inspectors and other lines of business to minimize environmental impacts while promoting airport/aviation safety. This includes participation in the development and review of Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Management Plans. Assists with the review of Scopes of Work, payment requests and related project documents. Reviews grant applications, payment requests and other grant-related documents. Determines eligibility of work on projects involving environment studies or assessments. Prepares correspondence for review by more experienced EPS s including Congressional correspondence, briefing papers, approval letters and guidance to sponsors associated with all aspects of airport development. Performs other duties as assigned.
Duties for the FV-I Level: Provides specialized technical services to ensure compliance with NEPA and other federal environmental laws for airport development and planning projects. These services include, but are not limited to: tracking and providing guidance on the environmental analysis, agency consultation, public involvement and preparation of environmental documents in accordance with NEPA and FAA requirements. These include Categorical Exclusions (CATEX), Environmental Assessments (EA) and/or Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). Participates in the development of Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Records of Decisions (ROD). Provides specialized technical services related to Airport Noise Compatibility Studies prepared pursuant to 14 CFR Part 150 and Notice and Approval of Airport Noise and Access Restriction prepared pursuant to 14 CFR Part 161. Assists in the preparation of Federal Register Notice, Records of Approval, and other documents. Provides technical input and guidance to Planners, Engineers, and airport sponsors in the development of Airport Capital Improvement Plans and Master plans to ensure compliance with NEPA and other environmental laws. Provides technical input and guidance to Part 139 inspectors and other lines of business to minimize environmental impacts while promoting airport/aviation safety. This includes participation in the development and review of Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Management Plans. Reviews and approves Scopes of Work, payment requests, grant applications and related project documents. Determines eligibility of work on projects involving environmental studies or assessments. Reviews and prepares correspondence including Congressional correspondence, briefing papers, approval letters and guidance to sponsors associated with all aspects of airport development. Participates in national teams to review current policy and guidance. Makes recommendations for changes to national policy. Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.
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Conditions of EmploymentUS Citizenship is required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
To qualify for this position all applicants must demonstrate in their application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. SPECIALIZED experience is experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and 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 be at least equivalent to the next lower grade or band level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
To qualify for this position at the FV-H or FG/GS-10/11/12 level, One year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (FG/GS-9) or pay band level (FV-G) in the federal service; To qualify for this position at the FV-I or FG/GS-13 level, One year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (FG/GS-12) or pay band level (FV-H) in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: at the FV-H level: Synthesizing the written work products across a wide variety of environmental disciplines; Editing technical documents, and writing for a wide audience so that complex issues can be conveyed to the general public; Overseeing the environmental regulatory process, including scoping, public participation and public notice and the ability to communicate this process to others. FV-I Level: Synthesizing the written work products across a wide variety of environmental disciplines; Editing technical documents, and writing for a wide audience so that complex issues can be conveyed to the general public; Overseeing the environmental regulatory process, including scoping, public participation and public notice and the ability to communicate this process to others. Experience in reviewing or developing environmental documents such as Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Assessments (EAs) or Categorical Exclusions.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or alphabetical and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.
In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided.
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We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
Current Federal Employees with no break in service are entitled to payment of up to $25,000 for PCS expenses. Former Federal employees and new employees with no prior Federal service are entitled to payment of up to $10,000 for PCS expenses.
NOTE: THIS POSITION IS BEING ANNOUNCED AS AN FV-0028-H/I. The grade of a position is based on the duties officially assigned and actually performed by the incumbent of the position. These duties are affected by the Supervisor's willingness to delegate higher graded duties and incumbent's capacity to perform the duties. Therefore, the indication of maximum grade is to be considered neither a guarantee nor a commitment that the position will so develop.
The selection to a time-limited (up to 5-year) appointment under this external hiring authority does not afford the employee eligibility for non-competitive conversion to a permanent excepted service appointment. Additionally, selection does not provide the employee eligibility to apply for and compete for permanent internal assignments in accordance with EMP-1.14, Permanent Internal Assignments.
If the Agency decides to interview any qualified employee on the selection list, then all on the list who are qualified must be interviewed.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
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Applicants claiming eligibility for the Expanded Veterans Hiring Opportunity (EVHO), MUST submit a DD Form 214 reflecting character of service to verify eligibility by the closing date of the announcement as requested by the Human Resource Office. Eligibility for EVHO will be considered based on applicable documentation submitted by the closing date.
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