An innovative, fee-for service organization, the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (U.S. DOT's) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an internationally recognized Federal center of transportation innovation with a world-class, multidisciplinary technical team with expertise across all modes of transportation.
The Research and Innovative Technology Administration coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of crosscutting technologies to improve our Nation's transportation system.
We are seeking to fill multiple permanent fulltime Biologists or Ecologists. As a Biologist/Ecologist in the Environmental Science and Engineering Division, you will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who are engaged in a broad range of environmental compliance studies. The work is primarily focused on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental compliance regulations and Executive Orders (e.g., Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, 404 Wetland Permitting, etc.) and requires using environmental analysis to identify and mitigate the potential impacts of transportation projects. The Biologist/Ecologist must exercise discretion and judgment in modifying standard methods, practices, and techniques to address evolving environmental issues or problems. You will have responsibility for planning, designing, scheduling, and carrying out programs, projects, studies, associated with environmental regulatory and compliance evaluations; risk assessments; assessments of past environmental practices; remediation planning associated with hazardous materials and waste projects; and pollution prevention evaluation and planning.
Because this is an interdisciplinary position, a person with the education and experience in either biology or ecology maybe considered equally well qualified for the job.
If you have superb analytical skills, and enjoy working in a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment, then this job is for you!
When you work at the Volpe Center, you work with people like you –talented professionals who enjoy applying their expertise in the service of others and resolving real-world transportation problems. We are located in the culturally diverse and academically rich city of Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square), and offer competitive benefits and a flexible and family-friendly work environment including on-site child-care services.
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