Natural Resource Specialist

  • Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Fairfax, VA, United States
  • Mar 27, 2017
Temporary Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Science/Engineering Natural Resources

Job Description

Job Description

Serve as VDOT’s point of contact for oversight of environmental requirements of VDOT’s Local Assistance Programs in Northern Virginia District. Provide technical assistance and guidance for locally administered projects (LAP) under Project Agreement with VDOT. Ensure required submittals by LAP demonstrate compliance with applicable federal/state environmental laws, regulations and department policies/procedures. Attend project meetings with localities to assist in determining what requirements are applicable and to monitor the progress of their deliverables. Reviews LAP prepared NEPA documents and supporting technical studies to meet VDOT quality control standards before adoption and submission to FHWA as a VDOT product. Prepare NEPA documentation for LAPs. Prepare right-of-way reevaluation; plans, schedule and estimates reevaluation; and environmental certification checklist forms for LAPs. Administers the State Environmental Review Process (SERP). Monitors LAPs to environmental commitments of NEPA or SERP are implemented. Ensure all project due diligence documentation is maintained in CEDAR.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is an hourly/wage position. Wage employees may not work more than 29 hours per work week on average over the course of a year and are limited to 1,500 hours within a 12 month period. No State benefits are provided.

Minimum Qualifications

Working knowledge of highway transportation project development practices involving planning, traffic, design, right of way and construction.

Broad-based experience reflecting knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state environmental laws, regulations and processes including but not limited to NEPA, Section 106, SERP and water quality permitting.

Ability to read highway engineering plans.

Ability to communicate effectively through written technical reports, correspondence, and verbal presentations.

Proficiency in use of computers and software programs (MS Office preferred).

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies to substitute.

Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, environmental/natural sciences, forestry/vegetation management, biology/ecology, chemistry, geology, or related field or equivalent training and experience.

Job Close Date 04/07/2017

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$28.12 p/hr to $35.97 p/hr