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Job Title: Supervisory Compliance Investigator - GS - 1801 - 14/15 (Open to U.S. Citizens) - BP
Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Job Announcement Number: PHMSA.HMRG-2014-0012
$110,104.00 to $157,100.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 to Friday, July 11, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time - - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Houston, TX View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
This job is also being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: PHMSA.HMRG-2014-0011.
Q - Nonsensitive
About the Agency
PHMSA's THRIVE core values are Trust, Honesty, Respect, Integrity, Valuing People, Effective Communication.
You will serve as Region Chief, Office of Hazardous Materials Enforcement within the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety. You will be responsible for administering the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regional hazardous materials investigation and enforcement program. You will develop a strategic approach to recommendations, implementation and coordination of nationwide policies on compliance and enforcement matters. In addition, you will develop and implement comprehensive regional enforcement, investigation, training and outreach policies affecting broad territorial areas at all levels and types of hazmat transportation and public interests. As Region Chief, you will serve as an advisor to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, and the Office of Chief Counsel concerning compliance with and enforcement of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law and the Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR).
This position is perfect for a senior level professional seeking a challenging assignment as Director of the Southwest Region, within the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, PHMSA. As Director, you will serve on the National Field Leadership Team and will supervise staff respectively. You will work closely with the Office of Chief Council and the Deputy Associate Administrator on issues concerning the compliance of the Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
· Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
· Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
· Provide all required documents by closing date.
· PHMSA will not pay relocation expenses.
· Announcement also advertised merit promotion: PHMSA.HMRG-2014-0011.
· Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.
The Supervisory Compliance Investigator:
· Has broad and in-depth understanding of general transportation principles, compliance and enforcement concepts, operating principles, and chemical, physical properties of hazardous materials.
· Oversees nationally based regional safety assistance, inspection, investigations, training, certification, and enforcement operations designed to evaluate compliance with the HMR and the Federal materials transportation law, recommends penalty actions as necessary, provides outreach to the regulated industry and ensure enforcement staff are adequately prepared to carry out the agency mission.
· Serves in a leadership role in establishing regional enforcement strategies, methods and policy consistent with PHMSA lead role within the Department in relation to the safe transportation of hazardous materials.
· Interacts and coordinates with other operating administrations on a regional level concerning collaborative compliance and enforcement activities.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.
For the GS-14, to qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
· Experience applying hazardous materials regulations to inspection and investigation programs.
· Experience applying and interpreting policies and procedures related to the transportation of hazardous materials by various modes.
· Experience extending and refining existing investigative and enforcement techniques to develop new approaches to the compliance review and inspection activities.
For the GS-15, to qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
· Experience analyzing and developing risk- based data driven solutions
· Experience managing senior level hazardous materials programs, projects and personnel.
· Experience developing and executing national policies related to the safe transportation of hazardous materials.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.
Displaced employees may be eligible for CTAP/ICTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.
HOW TO APPLY:
You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
· To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
· Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
· You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to email@example.com or call us at (202)366-1298.
The following documents must be provided by the closing date:
· RESUME: Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
· COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE.
· VETERANS: In order to be considered as preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. If you are claiming compensably disabled preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. Additional information on veterans' preference is available in the Vet's Guide at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
· SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS: If requesting concurrent consideration for: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp#AppointmentsLeading Noncompetitive Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility, (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/qaspouse/index.aspx military spouse NC appointments or http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp" Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
· DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS: - Only required if requesting priority consideration under https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf</A>. You must submit ALL of the FOLLOWING: your most recent performance appraisal, the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency and your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. To receive priority consideration, you MUST be deemed well qualified for this vacancy (falling in the Gold Category).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.
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