Federal Highway Administration

The FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty (HEP) serves as FHWA's advocate and national leader for environmental protection and enhancement, comprehensive intermodal and multi-modal transportation planning, and for fair and prudent acquisition and management of real property.
Federal Highway Administration Dover, DE, USA
Apr 17, 2018
Full time
Summary You will be responsible for assisting in and providing technical guidance concerning all Federal-aid Highway Program environmental programs, activities, and analyses within a State or, as a shared resource in multiple States. You will assist in assuring that environmental programs, studies, and documents on Federal-aid highway projects comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, archeology, noise impacts, Presidential Executive Orders, and other Federal environmental laws and requirements. You will also provide guidance and technical assistance to the FHWA Division Office, State DOT, State and local transportation partners, Tribal Governments, and Federal resource and regulatory agencies, and participate in process reviews related to the environmental aspects of all program areas. The ideal candidate for this position is an entry level to mid-career employee with experience implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and/or other environmental laws, regulations, or policy. This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for this location.   Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As an Environmental Protection Specialist you will : Represent the Division Office and serve as a technical advisor on FHWA policy, laws, regulations, Executive Orders, and directives related to NEPA and FHWA’s project development process. Advise FHWA stakeholders and Federal and State partner agencies on Federal responsibilities and the requirements of NEPA, the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), and FHWA regulations, policies, and guidance. Ensure environmental laws are addressed and integrated into the NEPA decision-making process. Provide feedback on environmental documents and studies. Collaborate with and advises stakeholders of special environmental concerns such as those related to context sensitivity, environmental justice, community impact assessments, wetlands, cultural resources, Section 4(f), biological resources, ecosystems, hazardous wastes and brownfields, greenhouse gas emissions, project level air quality conformity and global climate change, and highway traffic noise. Assist with the conduct of field reviews to resolve complex environmental issues/problems and provides technical assistance to the Division Office’s transportation customers. Review and/or coordinate the review of NEPA documents and other environmental documentation within the Division Office to ensure compliance with requirements. Provide technical assistance to resolve program and project-specific issues. Conduct program and process reviews of Federal-aid projects to ensure that Federal requirements and environmental commitments are achieved. Closes 04/26/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com And always apply early because employers may close the job listing early.
Federal Highway Administration Washington, DC, USA
Apr 17, 2018
Summary This position serves as a member of the Project Mitigation Team in the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty (HEP), Office of Project Development and Environmental Review (HEPE) located in Washington DC. The Project Mitigation Team is responsible for the development of FHWA policies, regulations, procedures, and guidelines, and the delivery of technical assistance related to natural resource protection and consideration of ecological impacts in the transportation decision-making process.   As a staff professional, you will formulate policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines, advise on program goals and objectives, and provide technical advice and guidance, and program oversight to FHWA field offices, State departments of transportation, local agencies, and consultants (during the development of project concepts, transportation facility location studies, and environmental documents) to ensure conformance to Federal requirements.   Ideal Candidate Statement:   At the full performance level, the ideal candidate is a well-qualified professional with extensive experience in environmental analysis, providing innovative recommendations for advancing projects and programs. The candidate has experience establishing and maintaining effective cooperative working relationships with key individuals in and outside the Federal government. The candidate is an expert in transportation planning and environmental issues, specifically pertaining to cutting-edge, complex initiatives and research to accelerate transportation project development. This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for these locations. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As an   Environmetal Protection Specialist , you will: Perform as a senior-level Environmental Protection Specialist responsible for policies, programs, and technical advice to improve transportation and environmental planning and NEPA principles and processes. Lead national level interagency and inter-organizational efforts and activities and programs, policies and projects to advance integrated transportation and resource agency planning. Evaluate and advise on how to secure compliance with environmental laws, and programs through permitting, audits, self-assessments and corrective measures. Serve as a consultant and expert advisor to FHWA headquarters, executives, field offices, State highway departments, city officials, and other local State and Federal agencies. Represent FHWA on interagency committees responsible for activities directed toward improving mitigation and adaptation strategies. Prepare and direct the preparation of reports, correspondence, briefing papers, graphic presentations and recommendations for action by officials of FHWA and the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com And always apply early because employers may close the job listing early.