Environmental Protection Specialist (NEPA)

  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • Nov 22, 2016
Full time Cultural Resources Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Science/Engineering Natural Resources Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

We are seeking to fill full-time Environmental Protection Specialist positions, in the Environmental Science and Engineering Division. The work is principally focused on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental compliance regulations and Executive Orders (e.g. Endangered Species Act, Environmental Justice, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance, etc).

Ideal Candidate is a self-starter and serves as an environmental professional both independently and as a team member responsible for a wide range of projects involving environmental compliance, pollution prevention, water and air quality, and environmental management. The Environmental Protection Specialist will lead a team that presents their analyses in Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Environmental Protection Specialist is responsible for completing environmental analyses; mitigation plans; environmental permitting; environmental regulatory and compliance evaluations; remediation planning; and pollution prevention evaluation and planning. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams both within his/her organization and crossing organizational boundaries.

As a Environmental Protection Specialist, you will:

Provide a broad range of environmental analyses and support to government and other agencies to include completing significant on-site ecological field work and acting as a liaison between the sponsor and contractor and providing environmental advice and effective planning information and resolve problems where guidelines are lacking.
Support efforts to investigate and survey Federal sites and facilities for compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations. The work consists of conducting on-site studies, monitoring construction and permit compliance, and data collection and producing facility-specific reports. This effort also include providing environmental advice and effective planning information to the clients.
Develop and prepare EAs and EISs in compliance with the requirements of the NEPA. The work consists of Completing Biological Assessment, Biological Opinions, 4(f) evaluations and 106 compliance analyses and other documents required by special purpose laws that are included in the NEPA process.
Complete or provide input to project management plans, progress reports and other required project management documents; plan, monitor, and manage project/task resources (e.g. labor, materials, and contractor support); apprise project leader/Division Chief of progress and significant development that may affect the project's deliverables, schedule, or budget; obtain formal acceptance of project deliverables; manage project closeouts; prepare final project documentation; make oral presentations at formal public meetings; and identify lessons learned and share with project team. Maintain assigned business area(s) and expand the portfolio of projects and technical work.

Travel Required
25% or Greater
Travel is Required.

Closes Thursday 12/1/2016
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Job Level



Government- Federal


Salary Range $92,448 to $120,187/yr. Series & Grade GS-0028-13.