USA nationals: Environmental Protection Specialist

Miami, FL, US

Summary

Apply for this exciting position to support the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) missions of safeguarding our Nation’s maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries the USCG has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America’s Maritime Guardian – Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 18-1018-SE-AM-M. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

This position is located in DHS/U.S. Coast Guard, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center, Civil Engineering Unit Miami, Product Line, Environmental Management Branch, Miami, FL

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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Responsibilities

The selectee of this position performs work necessary to ensure that significant impacts on the quality of the environment resulting from Coast Guard projects, regulations, shore facilities operations, or hazardous waste storage, handling and disposal are identified, assessed, properly documented and acted upon.

  • Serving as the D7/D8 SPCC plan environmental technical authority providing assistance and advice to units. Executing and managing projects to support the underground and above ground storage tank program for the CEU in compliance with U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state and local regulations and specific Coast Guard directives. Analyzing current unit SPCC capacities and providing recommendations to ensure compliance.
  • Serving as the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Clean Air Act (CAA) technical expert providing district units and Civil Engineering Unit (CEU) engineers; recommendations to ensure compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Clean Air use permit programs as required by the CWA, CAA, and specific Coast Guard directives. Executing and overseeing projects specific to ensuring compliance with CWA and CAA.
  • Initiating, researching, and assisting in the development of contingency plans, inspection plans, and training plans for units designated as hazardous waste generators. Keeping abreast of new state and federal waste management regulations to ensures D7 and D8 units are trained and compliant.
  • Responding to inquiries on specific wastes to determine if the waste is hazardous and if so, provides accurate information on the proper precautions, packaging, labeling, marking, handling, and disposal requirements for the hazardous waste.
  • Providing planning and project review for the civil engineering program in conformance with US and State laws, and Coast Guard environmental policy and program objectives.
  • Preparing/assisting in the preparation of Project Development Packages or all environmental related OE projects that exceed CEU limitations and are to be executed by the FD&CC.
  • Participating in environmental audits and hazardous waste management surveys, determining whether a unit’s program meets federal and state requirements.

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