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Closing Date


November 15, 2023


Navy Base, Norfolk, VA

Job Type


Job Status

Pay Range

Remote/ Telework Option

Yes—This position is eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management. This position may require you to report in person for an established amount of days per pay period.

GS-13 $99,714 - $129,625 per year


Job Description 

You will serve as the Natural Resources Section Head in the Environmental Business Line of Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

  • If applying for this position as an Environmental Engineer (0819 series) you must have a current registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) from any state, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.

  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver’s license.

  • You may be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes when making site visits, as determined by site conditions and applicable safety regulations.

  • This position may require occasional travel from normal duty station. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft.

  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.

  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.

  • Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101.


Selective Placement Factor (SPF) for the Environmental Engineering Series (0819): If applying for this position as an Environmental Engineer, this position requires that you have a current registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) from any state, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico. Do you meet this requirement? Note - if you respond "YES", you must provide a copy of your current registration with your application. A copy of a wall certificate that does not show current registration status will not serve to verify you meet this requirement.

In addition to the SPF and Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following duties: 1) Providing natural resource program management and oversight to include program development, project execution, delivery of products and services, technical support, and training coordination for supported commands/customers; 2) Implementing and enforcing applicable federal, state, and local laws/regulations and DoD/DON policy and guidance related to natural resource program support of military missions and installation management;3) Providing natural resource expertise on issues related to compliance with the Sikes Act, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Clean Water Act, Rivers and Harbors Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other applicable natural resource and environmental regulatory obligations;4) Assisting with and/or planning, programming, budgeting, and executing environmental requirements; 5) Communicating complex and sometimes controversial ideas, and have the ability to relay scientific information to the public and regulatory agencies in a logical and easy to understand format; and 6) Managing and monitoring work and programs using enterprise tools such as Maximo, eProjects/ieFACMAN, EPRweb, Tableau, GIS, etc.

Job Duties


  • You will serve as the point of contact for all natural resource conservation requirements for the NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Environmental Division and Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) Environmental Program (N45).

  • You will provide expert consultation services on the natural resources program and work collaboratively across commands to support shore installation management projects and initiatives.

  • You will consult on and provide support for environmental planning efforts pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the regulatory consultations and permitting for facilities construction actions

  • You and your team will ensure that requirements of federal, state, and local environmental conservation laws, rules and regulations are upheld in the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • You will plan, program budget and execute installation environmental conservation requirements, to include funding, staffing, and acquisition planning for NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic and supported commands.

  • You will provide direct administrative and technical supervision to natural resources specialists, assisting subordinates with problems and providing interpretation of regulatory material and actions to be taken.

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