Defense Logistics Agency Environmental Protection Specialist in Elmendorf AFB, Alaska

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The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.

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At DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) Disposition Services we are a high performing organization looking for dedicated professionals. Professionals with high moral character, are results-driven, value working as part of the team and continuously seek ways to learn and improve. Proven performers...professionals who grasp opportunities and face challenges head on...people who enjoy contributing as a member a high-performing team, contributing to the overall Mission.

We are flexible and adaptable with a tradition of responding to all challenges as opportunities. We are an agile Learning Organization where individuals are valued, cherished and nurtured, where we continuously improve processes and find better ways to serve America's military services. Join us today in protecting America's Warfighter, the Environment and One Another!

DUTIES: As an Environmental Protection Specialist, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Performs direct compliance responsibilities for physically stored hazardous materials at the DLA Disposition Services site to include a 90-day hazardous storage facility and/or a Conforming Storage Facility for all hazardous materials generated.
  • Coordinates a Conforming Storage Facility for all Hazardous materials generated throughout a state area or equivalent.
  • Determines when permits are required, prepares or coordinates the preparation of the applications and resolves any problems to assure that permits are obtained at the right time.
  • Performs tasks related to all technical aspects of the environmental disposal program at full service sites including Hubs, retrogrades, special contracts or unusual waste streams.
  • Ensures the facility remains or comes into regulatory compliance.
  • Conducts pre-receipt inspections of hazardous materials and waste generations.
  • Provides technical guidance to field office materials handling personnel performing actual receiving/warehousing functions.
  • Establishes and furnishes guidance to sales and reutilization personnel pertaining to the RTD/Sales of hazardous materials and waste.
  • Furnishes guidance to DLA Disposition Services personnel pertaining to all applicable environmental regulations and policies.
  • Implements and administers an Environmental Management System (EMS) for designated site(s).
Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required

Supervisory status


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current Permanent Federal Employee, Interchange Agreement Agency, and Former Federal Employee. ICTAP (Must be in Commuting Area). Individuals with Special Appointing Authorities: Individuals with Disabilities, 30% Disabled Vet or more, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), Eligible Veterans (VRA)

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Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment:

Work Schedule: Full Time Tour of Duty: Set Schedule Overtime Work: Occasionally Security Requirements: Non-Sensitive Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt Bargaining Unit Position: Yes Pre-Employment Physical: Required Emergency Essential: No

Tour Length: Non-Local Hire: 36 Months; Local Hire: N/A Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:

For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:

Non-Foreign OCONUS:

Cost of Living Allowance and Non-Foreign Post Differential may be authorized upon determination of eligibility. Please review the following link for additional information:

Physical Demands: Performance of work requires frequent inspections of generator collection points and areas, field office warehousing facilities and observing customer/contractor on site operations which requires extended walking and standing.

Work Environment: Work involves regular and recurring exposure to adverse weather conditions, and conditions within hazardous collection and storage facilities. This may require the use of limited safety equipment such as hard hats, safety shoes and other similar safety apparel.


To qualify for an Environmental Protection Specialist, your resume and supporting documentation must support:

A. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) or competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:

  • Performs tasks related to the oversight of disposal contracts
  • Performs inspections of materials, containers and storage facilities to determine their nature and condition.

B. Education Substitution: Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education. See If using education to meet basic qualifications, YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT as supplemental documentation. To qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you must possess: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

C. Combination: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-11, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grade GS-11.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of Environmental Program Principles, Methods and Techniques
  • Knowledge of Environmental Laws, Regulations and Policies
  • Ability to Communicate Orally and in Writing
Additional information

Please review the General Information and Definitions at

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone.


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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be completed and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The questions are designed to capture the desired competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire, and is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


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Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee). Please review the following to see if there are any documents you need to provide:

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.

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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.

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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.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on "How To Prepare A Resume"

  • Completed Questionnaire – (Required)

  • Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 19, 2018. To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:

  1. Log into your USAJOBS account.
  2. Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
  3. Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
  4. Click the Vacancy ID link to open the Application package. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
  5. For additional information, see Details Tab and Checklist Tab. If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 2028925 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

Note: If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located at:

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Agency contact information
Amy E. Pealer







DLA Human Resources Services New Cumberland 2001 Mission Drive Suite 3 New Cumberland, PA USA

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Next steps

Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review may be completed of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. Applicants that are found among the most highly qualified may be referred to the hiring official for consideration, and you will receive a notification of referral. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and as part of the selection process, applicants may be required to complete additional supplemental documents. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique called Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI). Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates.

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Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Signature and false statements
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  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/09/2018 to 03/19/2018

Salary: $67,930 to $88,312 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 11

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Multiple Appointment Types