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Work Location: Crane, IN Starting Salary Range: $73,375 annually Closing Date: 08/25/2018



Number of Positions Available: 1

Position Type: This position is a permanent position.

Job Description: As a Physical Scientist (Environmental), incumbent is responsible and accountable for the overall coordination of the Activity’s environmental protection efforts between Activity directorates, installation host Command, and other tenant and higher-echelon commands


Responsibilities: 1. Provides coordination and technical guidance for the Activity’s Environmental Protection Program. Serves as Activity point of contact for all inquiries received concerning environmental issues. This includes preparing/coordinating all written responses to correspondence pertaining to environmental protection and coordinating efforts with assigned project engineers, as required, for technical support on specific projects or programs. Serves as technical consultant to the safety office Chief and Activity Commander on environmental matters. Ensures safety office Chief and Commander are directly informed on all non-routine environmental matters requiring immediate attention. (Approx. 20%)

2. Provides Activity requirements and justifications so that military construction projects may be submitted as necessary and ensures necessary provisions meet applicable or potential environmental standards. Provides input to host Command environmental personnel for inclusion in requests for variances and permits, reports to state and federal environmental agencies, hazard minimization plans, etc. Attends meetings with state and federal environmental officials to report status of environmental efforts within the Activity. Resolves environmental problems that arise on a day-to-day basis. Initiates and coordinates special environmental projects to include pollution prevention projects with engineers, technicians, and facilities personnel within the Activity and coordinates these efforts with higher HQ environmental personnel to acquire project funding. (Approx. 20%)

3. Provides scientific interpretation and technical advice/assistance to Activity personnel in preparation of technical documentation (SOPs, test authorizations, etc.) to ensure environmental protection matters are adequately and properly addressed. Reviews SOPs and other procedures to verify all projects and functions of the Activity are compliant with all federal, state, and local laws. Prepares and/or reviews environmental assessments for all Activity projects with a significant impact on the environment. Coordinates the Activity’s environmental program with related aspects of other programs, specialized areas, or engineering fields. Reviews new and existing applicable federal/state regulations on a regular basis to determine impact upon Activity operations. (Approx. 20%)

4. Independently develops and recommends new scientific sampling plans, analytical procedures, and instrumental analyses to ensure manufacturing processes and support activities are in compliance with environmental regulations dealing with air, water, and soil. Processes involve machining, heat treating, metal finishing, hazardous waste, explosives, pyrotechnics, paints, oils, and lubricants. Independently recognizes requirements for particular courses of action, makes recommendations, and coordinates corrective actions to achieve compliance with existing regulations. Provides technical advice/assistance to engineers planning new production processes to ensure processes will be compliant. Reviews future ammunition production plans relating to equipment and its effect on the environment. Determines the method of analysis and treating air and/or water prior to release to the environment. (Approx. 20%)

5. Represents the Activity safety office in support of organizational and environmental protection program goals, to include: Reports the existence of hazardous conditions and/or safety deficiencies to management. Occasionally handles explosives and explosives-loaded components during some hazardous material (HAZMAT) cleanup, response, and pollution prevention efforts. Assists host/other tenant command personnel on the installation in the development of data for the preparation and submission of permits, permit renewals, and reporting requirements for Activity processes and equipment. Serves as primary point of contact for visits and inspections by environmental personnel from other agencies and organizations. Answers queries related to the environmental program. Assumes responsibility for implementing emergency actions in response to chemical spills. Coordinates Activity hazard communication (HAZCOM) and Community Right to Know Act. This includes coordination with installation personnel outside the Activity in submittal of required reports, maintaining required records, and providing HAZCOM training. (Approx. 20%)

Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Requirements: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements as stated in paragraph A. A. Degree: 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. OR B. Combination of education and experience Education equivalent to one of the majors 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. AND 1 Year specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS 11

*Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will make all final determinations on applicant’s qualifications.


Conditions of Employment: 1. Must be a US Citizen.
2. Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
3. Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
4. Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
5. Must be able to obtain/maintain SECRET Security Clearance.
6. Must possess or obtain and maintain a valid state driver’s license
7. Must possess and maintain installation driving privileges. Installation driving privileges are automatically granted unless suspended or revoked.
8. Pre-employment and annual physical required.
9. This position is subject to the Lautenberg amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968 which makes it a felony for anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence to ship, transport, possess or receive firearms or ammunition. Civilian personnel of the Department of the Defense are not exempt from this provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment selectee will be required to sign a form acknowledging understanding of this provision.
10. Position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. The incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019 (Condition of Employment for Certain Civilian Positions Identified Critical Under the Department of the Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program) and must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
17. Subject to CP-18 Career Program


Incentives: Advance In-Hire: No

Relocation Incentive: No

Recruitment Incentive: No

PCS: No

LQA: No


Compensation and Benefits Information: Starting Salary Range (73,375 annually) Position will be filled at the GS-12, depending on the final qualifications check made by the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC).

Additional Information: ( please use this space to link to information that would be useful to students e.g., work plans, online applications, HR documents, etc.) The applicant will be applying for a permanent Physical Scientist (Environmental) position, GS-1301-12, Z5CU/Direct-Hire Auth(Domestic DIB , MRTFB) , sEC 1102, PL 115-91,12/12/2017

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