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Compliance Investigator - GS-1801-9/11/12 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) AB
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Mobile, Alabama; Gainesville, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Lexington, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; Jackson, Mississippi; Charlotte, North Carolina; Durham, North Carolina; Greensboro, North Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina; Ponce, Puerto Rico; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charleston, South Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina; Memphis, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; Saint Croix, Virgin Islands; Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands
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Permanent - Full Time -

Overview
  • Posting Dates
    Open: April 15, 2016 ()
    Close: April 25, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    Internal Job Number: PHMSA.HMRG-2016-0011
  • Organization Details
    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
    Department Of Transportation
  • Salary Information
    $48,403.00 - $108,034.00 Per Year
    31% below average

    Pay Band: GS-1801-09/12
  • Who Can 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-2016-0010
Position Summary

This position is located within the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administrations (PHMSA) mission is to protect people, property, and the environment from risk inherent in transportation of hazardous materials-by pipeline and other modes of transportation. This position serves as a Compliance Investigator in (Filed Services Support Southern Regional Office), Office of Hazardous Material Safety Field Operations. Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). This position is perfect for a Mid-Career Investigator/Enforcement Professional who is seeking a challenging assignment as a Compliance Investigator with in the Office of Hazardous Materials Enforcement's Atlanta regional office. A sample of the duties includes performing research, analytical, administrative, inspection, investigative, and enforcement duties related to the hazardous materials enforcement program. The Investigator will provide advice, both oral and written on inquiries from the general public, manufacturers, shippers, carriers, trade associations, inspection bureaus, professional and scientific societies, and other government departments and agencies regarding compliance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations. There is only one position, which can be filled in any one of the duty locations advertised. The difference in the salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/oca/16tables/

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify on Experience for the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

  • Experience applying the techniques, regulations, and requirements utilized in the hazardous materials industry or federal agencies.
  • Experience interpreting, explaining, and applying technical requirements and specifications to compliance problems encountered in field inspections or investigations.
To qualify on Education for the GS-09, you must have at least:
  • 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree OR master's or equivalent graduate degree.
You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience.

To qualify on Experience for the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
  • Experience applying transportation principles, compliance and enforcement concepts, operating principles, and chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials.
  • Experience in hazardous materials transportation safety, such as the transportation of compressed gases, explosives, radioactive materials, inter-modal shipments, and the manufacturing and testing processes for various industry operations.
To qualify on Education for the GS-11, you must have:
  • 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience.

To qualify on experience for the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
  • Experience in hazardous materials regulations related to inspection, investigations, and enforcement activities.
  • Experience in manufacturing processes, methods, equipment and production factors involved in the hazardous materials industry.
There is no education substitution for the GS-12

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
Travel Required
  • 50% or Greater
  • This position involves frequent travel.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Duties

As a Compliance Investigator, you will:

  • Perform research, analytical, administrative and enforcement duties related to hazardous materials enforcement program, including field inspections, incident investigations, and accident investigations.
  • Maintain a comprehensive and thorough understanding of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), including new and pending changes to assure performance of duties involving investigations, inspections, analyses, and enforcement activities, as well as dealing with the public.
  • Perform field investigations, conducts in-depth incident and accident investigations, and prepare enforcement reports relating to packaging manufactures.
  • Conduct enforcement activities in conjunction with other modal administrations and assures that coverage of all aspects of hazardous materials transportation is properly maintained.
  • Represent the Department in meetings with officials of Federal, State and local government departments and agencies, manufacturers, shippers, carriers, trade associations, inspections bureaus, law firms, and professional and scientific societies.
  • Participate as a trainer in training activities, seminars, and courses concerning compliance with the enforcement of HMR. Participates in PHMSA outreach activities with other DOT modal administrations, other federal agencies, state and local agencies, regulated industry, and the general public.
Benefits
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Salary Ranges:

GA Atlanta; Savannah

? Grade: 09 Salary Range: $51,208 to $66,565

? Grade: 11 Salary Range: $61,956 to $80,542

? Grade: 12 Salary Range: $74,260 to$96,538

Florida; Tampa, Gainesville,: Jacksonville; Miami, FL

? Grade: 09 Salary Range: $48,968 to $63,654

? Grade: 11 Salary Range: $59,246 to $77,019

? Grade: 12 Salary Range: $71,012 to $92,316

South Carolina, Charleston; Coulumbia

? Grade: 09 Salary Range: $49,007 to $63,704

? Grade: 11 Salary Range: $59,293 to $77,080

? Grade: 12 Salary Range: $71,068 to $92,389

North Carolina, Raleigh; Durham: Charlotte; Greensboro

? Grade: 09 Salary Range: $49,007 to $63,704

? Grade: 11 Salary Range: $59,293 to $77,080

? Grade: 12 Salary Range: $71,068 to $92,389

Tennessee, Memphis: Nashville

? Grade: 09 Salary Range: $48,968 to $63,654

? Grade: 11 Salary Range: $59,246 to $77,019

? Grade: 12 Salary Range: $71,012 to $92,316

Alabama, Mobile

? Grade: 09 Salary Range:$49,833 to $64,779

? Grade: 11 Salary Range: $60,292 to $78,380

? Grade: 12 Salary Range: $72,267 to $93,947

Mississippi, Jackson

Kentucky, Louisville; Lexington

Puerto Rico, San Juan, Ponce

Virgin Islands,St. Thomas; St. Croix

? Grade: 09 Salary Range: $48,968 to 63,654

? Grade: 11 Salary Range: $59.246 to 77,019

? Grade: 12 Salary Range: $71,012 to $92,316



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