Environmental Specialist and Biologist for FEMA PA Program Support

  • National Disaster Recovery Technical Assistance Consultants, Inc
  • Nationwide, USA
  • Jun 14, 2019
Temporary Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental & Energy Law Environmental Protection Environmental Planning - NEPA Environmental Science - Engineering Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

The specialists will provide their technical expertise in support of FEMA’s recovery projects within the designated disaster area to ensure that these actions comply with environmental laws, regulations, and Executive Orders.

 Environmental

o Review FEMA’s projects for compliance with environmental regulations and prepare environmental documents (e.g., Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements) as required in accordance with criteria in 44 CFR Part 10 – Environmental Consideration Regulations, and 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 – Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations

 o Conduct Biological Assessments and surveys to determine the existence of, and potential impact to, endangered species in accordance with criteria in 50 CFR Part 402 – Interagency Cooperation – Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended

 o Conduct surveys, assessments, and reviews of other potential areas of impact such as water quality, wetland delineations, sole or principle drinking aquifers, prime farmlands, and other ecologically significant or geographically unique areas

 o Perform analyses to ensure that all reasonable alternatives have been evaluated in accordance with criteria in 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508, and that these alternatives meet all Federal laws and requirements. The results of the study shall be documented in written reports based on guidance from applicable regulations.

  • NEPA, National Environmental Policy Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Clean Air Act
  • Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Coastal Barrier Resources Act
  • Coastal Zone Management Act
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • Executive Order – 12898 Environmental Justice
  • The Farmland Protection Policy Act

 

Biologists 

  • 5 to 10 or more years of experience in biological evaluations and threatened and

endangered species.

  • An undergraduate degree in biology or an environmental science or related field
  • Experience with Endangered Species Act and federal project reviews.
  • Experience in conducting environmental reviews of infrastructure projects preferred. 
  • Preferred experience with ESA compliance for the PA Program and other FEMA grant programs, including preparation of Biological Assessments (BAs), and support for consultations with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

Job Level

Mid-level,   Senior-level  

Sector

Consulting

Salary

$45/ hr for Mid Level to $60/ hr for Senior Level