Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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The Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate will be filling several Renewable Energy Specialist positions nationwide.

GS-12, GS-13 Renewable Energy Specialists
Dates: 11/16/2011 - 12/08/2011

The Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate will be filling several renewable energy specialist positions nationwide. They will be term positions, renewed annually for up to four years, and will include federal benefits. Relocation expenses and government housing will not be available. Potential duty locations may include Washington, D.C, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Sacramento, Barstow and Twentynine Palms.

The positions are advertised under the following Series and Grades: GS-0401/0408/0819-12, GS-0401/0408/0819-13, GS-0028-12, and GS-0028-13. The job announcements are now available on USAJobs and close on December 8th. Here are the links to the job announcements:
The employees in these positions will be part of a core NPS external renewable energy team. They will be responsible for tracking renewable energy projects, providing technical support and guidance to parks and regions, interfacing with counterparts in other agencies, identifying key resource concerns that warrant further engagement by the NPS, and helping parks with advocating for siting, design features, mitigation measures to protect park resources and values.

The renewable energy specialists will be hired and supervised by NPS regional offices. Within their assigned region(s), the specialists will work directly with park staff to provide technical support and to organize the contribution of regional experts. They will also be key participants on interagency teams that address regional energy and transmission planning. A specialist may be assigned as the lead energy coordinator for a region or may report to and be supervised by the current regional energy lead. Assignments have yet to be determined. The renewable energy specialists will work closely with the Washington Office to ensure a coordinated and consistent effort Servicewide.

We will also consider filling these positions through one-year paid detail opportunities with the NPS for current qualifying federal employees with proper supervisor approval. Through a detail assignment, the prospective participant can expect to gain skills in issue identification, policy development, interagency collaboration, land use planning and permitting processes, and general renewable energy practices while still retaining permanent employment status with the Federal government. If you are interested in a detail opportunity, please read the USAJobs announcements and submit a resume and cover letter to our office by the closing date for the positions that addresses your experience in the critical elements described in the assessment questionnaire.