Environmental Protection Specialist

US General Services Administration - Atlanta, GA

Full-time | Part-time

As an Environmental Protection Specialist you will be responsible for the planning, management, and direction of the facility environmental program for all GSA owned, operated and leased buildings within the Region.

Location of Position:
Public Buildings Service
Facilities Management Division
Atlanta, GA

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.


You will be responsible for:
Quality control of the Workplace Environment elements of building operations and repair and alteration projects.
Keeping current with the latest developments in Workplace Environments and related disciplines by reviewing technical publications, attending technical conferences or professional society meetings, and discussions with industry representatives in which discussions are of national significance or are of outstanding importance to the Agency. Evaluates new technology and recommends adoption of those that would improve efficiency.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0028 Environmental Protection Specialist


Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or National
Meet all eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
Meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of closing date
Males born after 12/31/1959 must have registered with the Selective Service

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 1 investigation level).
Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


For each job on your resume, provide:
the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

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The GS-13 salary range starts at $93,282.00 per year.

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have one year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is experience in providing technical oversight, coordination, and management of environmental protection programs in areas such as: air and water quality, hazardous waste and materials management, oil and hazardous substance spills planning, environmental liabilities, fuel storage tank management, permitting and closure, identification management and mitigation of risks associated with toxic substances, and general environmental compliance. Experience must include the related technical evaluation and assessment for the following types of work projects: facility operations, new construction, renovation and demolition.


Additional information

We are also accepting applications from all U.S. Citizens and Nationals under Vacancy Announcement# 2004019LLDE. You must apply separately to each announcement to be considered for both.

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Bargaining Unit status: NFFE

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

All the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.

Expert knowledge of the wide range of laws, regulations, policies, principles and practices affecting GSA, PBS and Property Management Division. Familiarity with historic preservation, ADA standards, seismic requirements and other laws and standards related to Federal Building design, construction and management. Expert knowledge of health and safety standards, energy conservation and asbestos abatement.

Knowledge of and skill in communication and public relations techniques sufficient to effectively represent the regional office at conferences, meetings and consultations with State agencies, employer/employee groups and special interest groups concerning program objectives and issues.

Mastery of the various technical and operating concepts related to the construction, repair and alteration of Workplace Environment systems in Federal buildings.

Familiarity with the various fields to ensure that areas of overlapping responsibilities between professional disciplines receive proper coordination and consideration in order to accomplish all project objectives.

Comprehensive knowledge of the Standard Operating Practices of Property Management including knowledge of the budget process and activities (B/A 54, 55, 61, 80) related to repair and alteration projects; and building operations.

Knowledge of prospectus requirements, approval and planning process.

Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Required

Drug test required


Required Documents

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit. Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:
Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.
If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214: (1)completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).
If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.
If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.
If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.
If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:
one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.
Copy of your agency’s annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).
If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS’s People With Disabilities page.
If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.
If you are ICTAP/CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.
Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

You will have access to many benefits including:
Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
Life insurance coverage with several options
Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
Flexible work schedules and telework
Transit and child care subsidies
Flexible spending accounts
Long-term care insurance
Training and development

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.