Interdisciplinary (NEPA)

Customs and Border Protection

Job Description


About the Position: This position is located in the US Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division area of responsibility. You will serve as an environmental manager responsible for the execution of an environmental program for the military functions of the Corps within the environmentally and culturally diverse Southwest Border District. THE FIRST CUT OFF DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 07 NOVEMBER 2019. ADDITIONAL REFERRAL LISTS WILL BE ISSUED AS NEEDED


Undertakes studies and prepares reports and plans involving advanced planning characteristics; some large enough to require a team of environmental specialists to execute portions of same.

Products include Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, Findings of No Significant Impact, and draft Records of Decision IAW National Environmental Policy Act.

Products include 404(b)1 analyses and other documentation demonstrating compliance with the Clean Water Act; air quality analyses; Master Plans; mitigation plans; environmental compliance reports; as well as pertinent portions of other documents.

Coordinates with the project manager, or, on Military projects, with the installation or major command, to develop formal work order requests including schedules and funding levels.

Plans, coordinates, guides and reviews the work of journeyman and other lower-graded employees in carrying out their assigned duties.

Coordinates with, and serves as point-of-contact for, installations, major commands, or other Federal, state and local agencies and private interests on environmental and cultural aspects of assigned projects.

Coordinates with Federal and State resource agencies and others, as appropriate, either independently or in coordination with PDT members with specific expertise to identify mitigation requirements and restoration and enhancement.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the education and expiernece requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirement for Landscape Architect (0807):A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in landscape architecture or landscape design.ORB. Combination of Education and Experience: For each year short of graduation, the applicant must have had one year of experience under professional leadership and guidance of such character and diversity as to be a satisfactory substitute for the required education. This experience must have included original landscape design. Basic Requirement for Physical Scientist (1301):A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.ORB. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to one of the majors, as shown in A above, that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Basic Requirement for NEPA Biologist (0401):A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.ORB. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition to meeting one of the basic requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below: Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes preparing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents such as Categorical Exclusions (CE) and Environmental Assessments (EA); applying Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Clean Air Act (CAA).. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional Information

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation for Certain Competitive Service Positions (Sec 9905 STEM) Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Veterans Preference does not apply since DHA eliminates competitive rating and ranking. Military Spouse Program (MSP) preference is not applicable since a Best Qualified group will not be identified. Relocation or Recruitment incentives may be paid.

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