PATHWAYS RECENT GRADUATE- Environmental Protection Specialist

  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • United States
  • Nov 08, 2018
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

1 vacancy in the following locations:


This position is for RECENT GRADUATES.  For additional information regarding the Recent Graduates program visit: 

Duty locations will vary.  The difference in salary is determined by the locality pay in each location.  Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at:

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The Recent Graduates - Environmental Protection Specialist:

The candidate participates in the FHWA’s 24-month Professional Development Program (PDP) with a focus on environmental policies and programs; air quality and transportation conformity; bicycle, pedestrian, trails and enhancements; noise; sustainable transport and climate change; the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); and project development and mitigation. The candidate will train to serve as a policy and technical advisor on program-and project-related issues associated with the Federal-aid Highway Program. The candidate's knowledge and guidance will be utilized internally and externally to ensure that State Department of Transportation (SDOT) develop and deliver Federal-aid transportation projects and programs appropriately while meeting social, economic, and environmental requirements.   During this developmental program, the employee will be expected to complete three major components including apprentice experience, developmental assignments, and a professional development academy. The apprentice experience will occur in one of FHWA’s offices which has agreed to develop and provide on-the-job training to the participant through a structured set of learning experiences described in the participant’s developmental plan.

The ideal candidate has completed a Master’s degree in environmental planning or a related field within the last two years (veterans have up to six years) of the closing date of the announcement or are current graduate degree students, who are anticipating graduation in December 2018.

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Job Level

Entry-level,   Mid-level  


Government- Federal


GS 07 - 09 Salary $41,365 to $65,778 per year