Interdisciplinary Biologist/environmental Engineer/physical Scientist - #156576

Department of Defense

Date: 02/23/2021 19:30 PM

City: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

  • Duties




You will serve as a Project Manager for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Joint Military Training (CJMT) Program in the Guam Program Management Office (GPMO) of NAVAL FACILITIES ENG COMMAND PAC.

This interdisciplinary position will be filled as a Biologist (0401), Environmental Engineer (0819) or Physical Scientist (1301).

A Cost-of-Living-Allowance (COLA) of 10.28% will be added to the stated salary.

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  • You will create and manage project tasks to ensure quality NAVFAC products and services are prepared and delivered on schedule.
  • You will serve as functional manager and principal technical expertise manager for environmental matters related to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Joint Military Training (CJMT) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
  • You will conduct risk analysis to develop recommendations for resolution.
  • You will negotiate acceptable solutions to mitigate a wide variety of impacts resulting from the proposed action.
  • You will oversee the execution, priorities of work, and schedules within the NAVFAC Environmental Business Line in support of the CJMT EIS.
  • You will manage the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for CJMT EIS.
  • You will provide authoritative advice on all matters within the area of environmental compliance, environmental planning, and environmental services in support of the CJMT EIS.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0401 General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences

0819 Environmental Engineering

1301 General Physical Science

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified as a Facilities Engineering Career Field Level 3. Certification is required within 24 months of appointment.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.


This position has a Selective Placement Factor for the GS-0819, Environmental Engineering series, which will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The Selective Placement Factor is: You must currently be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your current license with your application package if you are applying for this series.

In addition to meeting the selective placement factor (if applying for the 0819 series) and basic requirements for job series in which you are applying, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 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) Managing, developing and completing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes and actions, including Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), for a major federal agency such as the Department of Defense;

2) Providing professional and technical leadership, oversight, direction and advice to stakeholders and project teams;

3) Applying knowledge of professional environmental engineering, or biological/physical science fields/disciplines to plan new approaches, resolve complex problems, make decisions, and recognize future needs to complete environmental impact assessments;

4) Coordinating with environmental subject matter experts related to natural resources, cultural resources, munitions, environmental compliance ( i.e., water, wastewater, storm water, solid waste, hazardous waste, noise, air) to resolve program issues and assist in prioritizing resources; and

5) Interfacing with high-level federal agencies, state and local agencies, and the public to discuss proposed operations and their environmental impacts.

NOTE: This experience must be fully supported in your resume.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: AND

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.


Applicants for the GS-0819, Professional Environmental Engineering Series must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

A. Successful completion of a professional engineering degree. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree (or higher) in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.


B. Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration For more information about EI and EIT registration requirements, please visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website at:


C. Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico The FE examination is not administered by the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. For more information, please visit:


D. Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A (above). The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A (above)


E. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily, there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.

Applicants for the GS-0401, Professional Biological Science Series must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

A. You have a degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a related discipline appropriate to this position.


B. You have a combination of education and experience in one of the above majors that includes at least 24 semester hours in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a discipline related to this position plus appropriate experience or additional education. The quality of the combination of education and experience demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work of the position and is comparable to that normally acquired through the completion of a full four year course of study with a major as described above.

Applicants for the GS-1301, Professional Physical Science Series must meet the following basic education requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

A. You have successfully completed a bachelor's degree or higher 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.


B. You have a combination of education and experience with education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

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