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Treasury, Departmental Offices Environmental Protection Specialist (Environmental and Energy Specialist) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary This position is located at Departmental Offices, Management CFO-Deputy CFO. As an Environmental Protection Specialist (Environmental and Energy Specialist), you will oversee programs and projects to help ensure that Treasury achieves established strategic and operational goals, receive high ratings on relevant climate action and sustainable performance measures and/or scorecards. Responsibilities The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position. Collaborate with and respond to the Treasury Climate Counselor to the Secretary and other senior leaders on climate change and sustainability matters. Establish and maintain liaison and cooperative relationships with management, USSS, Federal Environmental Councils, professional organizations, and employee groups to promote acceptance and understanding of environmental requirements, standards, and objectives. Resolves conflicts in the interpretation of those issues, as required for DO. Serve as Treasury headquarters' Bureau liaison to coordinate goals and actions, collect information, conduct analyses, and prepare reports to ensure DO and Bureau compliance with climate change and sustainability Executive Orders, environmental laws, regulations, and Treasury directives. Track, collect, and report Treasury Bureaus' data for the Treasury and Bureau Climate Action Plans, Sustainability, Environmental, and Energy Plans, Treasury's Strategic Plan (Goals, Objectives, Annual Performance Goals, and Strategic Objectives Annual Reviews), OMB energy and sustainability scorecards, and Treasury's greenhouse gas inventories. Review Bureau climate change vulnerability assessments, sustainability assessments, and submits comments and recommendations to the Bureau on climate risk and sustainability program management. Requirements Conditions of Employment Key Requirements: Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. A one-year probationary period may be required. Must successfully complete a background investigation. Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required. All new hires will be required to comply with federal ethics laws. A review of financial or other interests may be conducted to determine if they create any real or apparent conflict of interests with official Treasury duties. Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency. Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so. Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel. Please refer to the "Additional Information" section for additional Conditions of Employment. Qualifications You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Specialized experience for the GS-12: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service, public or other private sectors. Specialized experience for this position includes all of the following: Experience in monitoring and developing climate change mitigation and adaptation policies; AND Experience in interpreting and applying climate-based legislation, regulations, and executive order. The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resumé. Education Additional Information OTHER INFORMATION: We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. This is a non-bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be paid. We offer opportunities for telework. We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules. This position requires that the successful candidate undergo personnel vetting, which includes a background investigation and enrollment upon onboarding into "Continuous Vetting." Enrollment in Continuous Vetting will result in automated record checks being conducted throughout one's employment with Treasury. The successful candidate will also be enrolled into FBI's Rap Back service, which will allow Treasury to receive notification from the FBI of criminal matters (e.g., arrests, charges, convictions) involving enrolled individuals in near real-time. For more information about individual rights, Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights - FBI, FD-258 Privacy Act Statement - FBI, and SEAD-3-Reporting-U.pdf ( REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes: Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards. Eleven paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year. Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire. A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums. A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions. Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: