[ES_JOBS_NET] Natural Resources Specialist. Western Area Power Administration, Colorado

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Sun Aug 9 10:02:18 MDT 2015


*Job Title:*Natural Resources Specialist

*Department:*Department Of Energy

*Agency:*Western Area Power Administration

*Job Announcement Number:*WAPA-15-DE-331


	$89,580.00 to $116,453.00 / Per Year


	Friday, August 7, 2015 to Wednesday, August 19, 2015




	Full-Time - Permanent




	1 vacancy in the following location:
Lakewood, COView Map <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/412320200#>


	*All U.S. Citizens*
This position is also advertised to status candidates as a Merit 
Promotion announcement, vacancy # WAPA-15-MP-331.


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About the Agency <https://www.wapa.gov/About/Pages/About.aspx>

(SeeFrequently Asked Questions 
more information).

Where would I be working?
Western Area Power Administration, Corporate Services Office, Office of 
the Chief Operating Officer, Natural Resources (A7400).

12155 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228.

Find out more about living conditions at thisduty station 


  * Occasional Travel
  * Travel may be required 2-10 days per month.


  * Yes
  * Travel/ Relocation costs may be paid at the discretion of the
    agency, according to Federal Travel Regulations policy and/or budget.


  * You must be a United States Citizen
  * This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  * See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements



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Participates in the implementation of Western Area Power 
Administration’s (Western) environmental program, which encompasses 15 
western States. Participates and leads natural resource program 
activities. Provides expertise and technical support to Regional Offices 
and other CSO offices for meeting the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act; Endangered Species Act; National Historic 
Preservation Act; the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; Executive 
Orders; and DOE and Western policy. Coordinates with utilities and 
businesses, local, State, and other Federal agencies, Tribes, and other 
stakeholders in support of these activities.



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You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the 
position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review 
thequalification requirements 
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate 
at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower 
grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this 
position is defined as:

GS-13 - Experience managing the environmental impact statement 
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, and other 
environmental planning regulations, policies, and guidance for large 
complex construction projects, such as large public utility facilities 
or comparable.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the 
following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs).*You are NOT required 
to provide a separate narrative written response.*Rather, you must 
describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates 
that you possess the KSAs identified below.

 1. Expert knowledge of NEPA requirements, compliance regulations,
    policy, and guidance and practical experience implementing these
 2. Ability to manage a project, working as both a leader and member
    with consultants and project proponents to ensure compliance with
    NEPA regulations as well as quality and timeliness of the work product.
 3. Experience in establishing and maintaining effective long-term
    working relationships with Federal, state, and local governments and
    other stakeholder groups.
 4. Knowledge of natural resource management and protection legislation
    and regulations and the underlying technical disciplines which may
    include general science, biology, land use, air quality, water
    quality, socioeconomics, relevant to environmental impact analyses.
 5. Ability to deliver presentations, chair inter-agency and public
    meetings, formulate comprehensive briefing papers, and develop
    effective interpersonal relationships.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of 
qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through 
National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well 
as work for other community-based philanthropic and social 
organizations. 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.

*You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the 
closing date of this announcement.*

This vacancy has certain educational requirements that must be met (also 
known as a "positive educational requirement"), you must provide 
documentation (transcripts) supporting any education claims in your 
application. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution 
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

*Degree:*Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading 
to a bachelor's or higher degree in an accredited college or university 
that included a major field of study in biological sciences, 
agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related 
disciplines appropriate to the position.


*Combination of education and experience:*Courses equivalent to a major, 
as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Click here <http://www.wapa.gov/Quickhire/combo-educ-exp.htm>for 
information on how experience and education may be combined.

*Foreign education*must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the 
U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to 
foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign 
education, seethe Department of Education website. <http://go.usa.gov/29DP>



Your application will be rated by our application system using the 
Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by 
the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is 
rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if 
applicable to the job), and training described in your online 
resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The 
quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and 
"Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be 
listed at the top of the category. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top 
of the highest category for all positions except professional and 
scientific positions at GS-9 and above.
/If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your 
online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation 
BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not 
qualified', or your score may be adjusted./

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