Environmental Specialist II

  • Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Staunton, VA, USA
  • Feb 13, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Job Description

The Environmental Section is seeking an individual to assess environmental impacts of highway construction and maintenance projects during preliminary engineering phases. Research environmental resources; produce natural resource maps/graphics using web based GIS and databases to analyze environmental impacts. Conduct stream/wetland field investigations, jurisdictional determinations/delineations. Conduct and coordinate threatened and endangered species reviews/surveys/clearances. Serve as aquatic ecology expert producing water quality reports, determining and obtaining required permits. Conduct Environmental Review Process (ERP). Recommend avoidance and minimization strategies to maintenance crews and roadway engineers; serve on interdisciplinary teams to coordinate with environmental agencies and internal staff. Compile detailed files, reports, documentation; maintain computerized project/document systems. Communicate verbally and in writing environmental requirements.



The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of VDOT’s employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. View details & knowledge, skills, & abilities for applicant evaluation at local VEC or http://www.vdot.jobs. 
TDD 1-800-828-1120.

VDOT employees have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics . 
We encourage all those who apply to review these values and ethics. If you share our values, we invite you to apply. Your success in our organization depends upon sharing these values and keeping this Code of Ethics.

Minimum Qualifications

Broad knowledge and ability to interpret and utilize state/federal environmental laws, programs, policies. Knowledge of environmental, wetlands and streams; aquatic ecology, fisheries; threatened/endangered species. Demonstrated experience assessing environmental impacts to water quality, streams, wetlands, threatened species. Considerable computer knowledge and experience working with web based GIS and databases to produce maps; use word processing; spreadsheets. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks; create detailed documentation. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with various interest groups/stakeholders. Ability to work outdoors, performing field investigations, in various weather conditions and terrains.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in biology/ecology, soil science, hydrology/hydraulics, forestry, environmental/urban planning, environmental science/engineering, geology, aquatic ecology, environmental law or related discipline; or training and/or equivalent job experience.

Job Close Date 02/26/2018

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$27.12 - $33.90 hourly