Environmental Protection Specialist

Job Expired

Moffett Field, California, United States


Full Time

a month ago

Job description


  • Execute the Ames Research Center’s (ARC) Cultural Resources Management (CRM) program in accordance with pertinent federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and NASA policy.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the management of ARC cultural resources, to include the built environment, archaeological and Native American resources.
  • Develop and plan cultural resources program budget for short term and out years as part of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process.
  • Ensure historic prevention compliance at ARC: Carry out historic prevention review and consultation on ARC undertakings.
  • Develop and implement programmatic agreements and/or memoranda of agreement to streamline regulatory processes or mitigate activities with adverse effect to cultural resources.
  • Ensure historic prevention compliance at ARC: Conduct or supervise cultural resources assessment studies and prepare and review Scopes of Work (SOWs) for cultural resources surveys undertaken by others.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for consultation with the California State Historic Preservation Office and consulting parties, including local, state, tribal, and federal agencies, in support of the ARC cultural resources management program.
  • Establish and carry out tribal consultation in accordance with National Historic Preservation Act, National Environmental Protection Act, and Executive Oder 13175.
  • Serve as the agency subject matter expert in Architectural History, and provide technical guidance and support in identifying, evaluating, and managing built resources to the other Centers and Headquarters as needed.
  • Support Headquarters on the development and implementation of agency-wide initiatives as they relate to the built environment.
  • Foster a culture of engagement, diversity, inclusiveness, excellence and innovation. Champion NASA's commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility to create an environment that promotes a commitment to safety, integrity, and teamwork.


Conditions of Employment

  • This position is open to U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation.
  • You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • This position may require a one year probationary period.


Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

To qualify for GS-14, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level:

  • Administering cultural compliance programs and ensuring compliance to the laws, regulations, and policies governing cultural management activities for large operations (e.g., National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), or Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA));
  • Managing the identification, evaluation, documentation, registration, or treatment of cultural resources in the United States and its territories by applying theories, methods, and practices of Cultural Resources Management;
  • Developing and integrating environmental requirements into industrial operations and programs, institutional support operations, or projects.
Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Additional selections may be made for similar positions across NASA within the local commuting area(s) of the location(s) identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) within NASA. CTAP/ICTAP will be cleared for any additional selection from this announcement.

If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must:

- Indicate your eligibility when applying for a position. The questionnaire asks you to identify your ICTAP/CTAP eligibility.
- Meet the minimum qualifications requirements for the position
- Submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP as indicated in 'Required Documents'

For additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, click here - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/#ictap.

This is a bargaining unit position. If additional selections are made, those positions may or may not be in a bargaining unit. To learn more about bargaining units at NASA please click here NASA Unions (Bargaining Units) | NASA.

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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.

Direct Hire Authority: These positions will be filled through the Office of Personnel Management's Direct Hire Authority. Category rating and veterans' preference will not be considered in evaluating applicants. For more information on Direct Hire Authority, please see: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet.

Veterans: Under the provisions of Direct Hire Authority, veterans' preference does not apply. However, applicants who are eligible for veterans' preference are encouraged to include that information in their application and submit supporting documentation (i.e. DD-214, or other substantiating documents). For more information please see: Veterans' Preference information on the FedsHireVets website.

You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.

You will be assessed on the following competencies:

  • Decision Making
  • Compliance
  • Technical Competence
  • Institutional Environmental Planning/NEPA
NASA considers paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

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