At the full performance level, you will:
-Perform analyses of national policy issues concerning the federal agency responsibilities for National Historic Preservation Act compliance.
-Experience of (1) Section 106 consultation procedures with the State Historic Preservation Officers and the Federal Advisory council for Historic Preservation, (2) Section 110 nomination procedures and qualifying criteria of agencies historic properties deemed eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, and (3) 36 CFR 800.8 standards and procedures for coordination with National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).
-Assist in the development, execution, and monitoring of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for environmental plans and programs. Responsible for policy analysis based on experience in regulation and policy development of NHPA compliance responsibilities.
-Advise decision makers regarding policy analysis from other departments on regulatory policy and explains NHPA and NEPA compliance policies at national gatherings, training sessions and in day-to-day communications.
-Provide guidance on basic legislation, agency regulations and policy directives.
At the higher grade level, your assignments will be more complex and you should need less guidance from your supervisor.
You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.
We are looking for at least one year of experience related to this position as described below:
GS-12: Experience in developing guidelines, analyzing programs, reviewing legislation with respect to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) program goals and objectives.
GS-13: Experience utilizing the National Historic Preservation Act to ensure compliance with any federal undertaking resulting in no adverse effect on assets (structures, archeological sites, and historic sites that are listed or are eligible for listing on the National Register for Historic Properties.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of federal laws, policies and procedures related to National Historic Preservation Act.
2. Knowledge of program management practices and procedures by developing guidelines, analyzing programs, and reviewing legislation program goals and objectives.
3. Knowledge of national policy and guidance statues that is concurrent with NEPA process, such as Endangered Species Act, Marine Resources, Protection and Sanctuaries Act and the Clean Air Act.
4. Skill in analyzing information collected to determine the nature and scope of the problem, interpret the material, and develop policies.
5. Ability to communicate orally through presentations and/or briefings.
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
This position is designated as Low Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.
This position requires a security clearance.
You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.