Environmental Protection Specialist

  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • El Segundo, CA, USA
  • May 14, 2019
Full time Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering

Job Description

Summary

This position serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist for the Office of Airports (ARP), Los Angeles Airports District Office (LAX ADO), Western-Pacific Region in support of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

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Responsibilities

This position serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist for the Office of Airports (ARP), Los Angeles Airports District Office (LAX ADO), Western-Pacific Region in support of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The LAX ADO serves as the principal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organization responsible for all airport program matters in environmental compliance, and noise abatement.

The incumbent provides specialized technical services to ensure compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other federal environmental laws for the airport development and planning projects. These services include, but are not limited to: tracking and providing guidance on the environmental analysis, agency consultation, public involvement and preparation of environmental documents in accordance with NEPA and FAA requirements. These include Categorical Exclusions (CATEX), Environmental Assessments (EA) and/or Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). Participates in the development of Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Records of Decisions (ROD).

The incumbent provides specialized technical services related to the Airport Noise Compatibility Studies prepared pursuant to 14 CFR Part 150 and Notice and Approval of Airport Noise and Access Restriction prepared pursuant to 14 CFR Part 161. He/She assists in the preparation of Federal Register Notices, Records of Approval, and other documents.

The incumbent provides technical input and guidance to Planners, Engineers, and airport sponsors in the development of Airport Capital Improvement Plans and Master Plans to ensure compliance with NEPA and other environmental laws.

The incumbent provides technical input and guidance to Part 139 inspectors and other lines of business to minimize environmental impacts while promoting airport/aviation safety. This includes participation in the development and review of Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Management Plans.

The incumbent reviews Scopes of Work, payment requests and related project documents. He/She reviews grant applications, payment requests and other grant-related documents and determines eligibility of work on projects involving environment studies or assessments.

The incumbent reviews and prepares correspondence including Congressional correspondence, briefing papers, approval letters and guidance to sponsors associated with all aspects of airport development.

The incumbent participates in national teams to review current policy and guidance and makes recommendations for changes to national policy.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

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Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

Pay scale & grade FV I. Salary $85,771 to $132,932 per year.