Environmental Protection Specialists (2)

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • May 21, 2018
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

Summary

You will serve as a staff professional in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Office of Environment, Planning, and Realty (HEP), Office of Project Development and Environmental Review (HEPE) located in Washington, DC. The Office of HEPE is organized into three teams: The Program/Policy Development Team, The Project Development Team, and The Project Mitigation Team. While the two vacancies are within the Program/Policy Development and Project Development Teams, to address operational needs and provide the broadest career development opportunities, the Office operates in a matrix organizational model with employee assignments including activities of all teams, as well as often requiring interaction with teams from other Offices within HEP and the Agency. Consistent with this position description, you may be assigned to other teams as necessary to support HEPE operational needs.

  • The Project Development Team is the focal point for oversight and management of activities that provides policy direction and guidance to our FHWA field offices, State DOTs and local partners in carrying out our responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related environmental laws, as well as, for technical assistance in project related environmental streamlining, stewardship, and interdisciplinary decision-making. 
  • The Program/Policy Development Team coordinates and manages the Office Research Funds and Policy activities; conducts strategic planning and performance management; and facilitates and directs Federal Agency, National Organization Stakeholders, and FHWA/DOT inter-office coordination on initiatives and emerging issues.

 
Ideal Candidate Statement: At the full performance level, the ideal candidate is a well-qualified professional with experience in transportation environmental protection, skilled and experienced in implementing the environmental review process, and thoroughly versed in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related policies, laws, regulations, and guidance.  The candidate has proven experience providing innovative recommendations for advancing projects and programs.

This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for this location.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 100 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED  AND WILL CLOSE  AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE  DAY WE RECEIVE THE 100TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

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Responsibilities

The Environmental Protection Specialist:

  • Performs as an Environmental Protection Specialist responsible for policies, programs, and technical advice to improve transportation and environmental planning and NEPA principles and processes. Serves as an authoritative focal point for interpreting and applying the requirements of Federal legislation and directives relating to the integration of transportation and environmental decision-making; balancing the considerations of plan and project concepts, costs, need and social, economic and environmental factors.
  • Researches, promotes, and participates in the development of national policies and procedures related to transportation and provides authoritative advice and interpretation of agency policies, procedures regulations and guidance.
  • Participates in the development and advancement of complex environmental streamlining initiatives. Contributes to national level interagency and inter-organizational efforts and activities and programs, policies and projects to advance integrated transportation and resource agency planning.
  • Provides expert national technical, procedural and policy guidance related to NEPA. Maintains and shares expertise related to travel demand, air quality and land use analysis, and related activities, in the context of the NEPA process. Coordinates the planning and conduct of research among FHWA, USDOT and TRB communities to improve cost and product efficiencies.
  • Prepares reports, correspondence, briefing papers, graphic presentations and recommendations for action by officials of FHWA and the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. Participates in technical reviews and reports on agency priorities including planning and environmental linkages, livability and sustainability issues. Conceives and conducts educational and promotional activities.

Closes 05/30/2018

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Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

$81,548 to $126,062 per year Pay scale & grade GS 12 - 13