About the Position: You will utilize your professional knowledge of theories, practices, and methodologies, as they relate to the natural and human environment, to serve as a Senior Regulatory Specialist.
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- Coordinates the activities of subject matter specialists to produce a timely and quality product that meets the overall objectives of the regulatory program.
- Evaluates applications for permits and modification of permits for activities or work in waters of the United States.
- Provides advice to potential applicants/permittees concerning regulatory requirements, including avoidance and minimization, jurisdiction, processing and evaluation, compensatory mitigation and the liklihood of project approval.
- Coordinates proposed projects/modifications with the applicant/permittee, their agent, consultants, and/or attorneys, the general public, elected officials such as Federal and State Congressional representatives, and other governmental agencies.
- Prepares public notices and/or prepares public hearings.
- Identifies a full range of alternatives which satisfy project goals and may have a lesser adverse impact on public interest review (PIR) factors in accordance with the requirements of the laws and regulations.
- Recommends issuance or denial of permits/modifications, or conditions of issuance, and prepares documentation of that process.
- Monitors compliance with permits and conducts investigations of unauthorized work.
- Prepares jurisdictional determinations, including wetlands delineations, to determine extent of unauthorized activities.
- Prepares environmental assessments and litigation materials and recommends legal action.
- Develops and/or reevaluates general permits (GPs) and makes recommendations on the issuance or reissuance of GPs, state programmatic general permits (SPGPs), or the incorporation of regional conditions on nationwide permits.
- Participates in special programmatic initiatives which may result from interagency coordination efforts, special task groups, directives from higher authority, or District management.
- Advises other employees on technical and procedural aspects of the regulatory program.
- Work requires familiarity with related biological, physical, cultural and social sciences (such as ecology, botany, limnology, soil science, hydrology, chemistry, archaeology, and economics) and knowledge of applicable elements of engineering.
Occasional travel - Up to 20% business travel may be required for this position.
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