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    Summary

    This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program that is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions to work in agencies and explore careers while still in school.

    The positions are located in various Federal Transit Administration (FTA) offices. Student Trainees will receive opportunities for learning in a professional work environment that focuses on transit career-related fields. The vision of success is to provide student Trainees the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. Participants in the program will be exposed to the Federal work environment and will learn the mission of the Federal Transit Administration and it's role and responsibilities to the public transportation industry.

    THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 75 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY THE 75TH APPLICATION IS RECEIVED, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

    PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for this location.

    PLEASE NOTE: Salary will be adjusted in accordance with the locality pay of the specific area. Salaries for areas are available on the OPM website
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/

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    Responsibilities

    The Pathways Environmental Protection Specialist:

    • Guides the FTA regional offices and grant applicants in fulfilling their NEPA and NEPA-related responsibilities for proposed transit projects and transportation plans by providing guidance and advice on procedural and technical matters, by performing FTA reviews of complex impact assessments and analyses, and by preparing return correspondence on project-related environmental issues directed to FTA headquarters.
    • Takes a leading role in developing and implementing agency-wide regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines related to the analysis and mitigation of the environmental and community impacts of proposed transit projects and transportation plans, including assessment of impacts in the following areas: land use, displacement of businesses and residences, noise and vibration, air quality, wetlands and water quality, ecologically sensitive areas and endangered species, historic and archeological resources, parklands, contaminated soil or property, safety and security, secondary development, and community disruption.
    • Reviews congressional and departmental legislative proposals and regulatory proposals related to environmental issues, and prepares the written recommendations and comments of the office. Meets with staff of other Federal agencies to discuss these proposals, comments, and recommendations. Prepares oral or written briefing material and decision documents for use by senior officials. Assists FTA legal staff in preparing briefs and consulting on litigation related to the environment.
    • Guides the preparation of guidance documents and memoranda, website material, and training courses on environmental analysis methods and procedures for transit project development and transportation planning, for use by environmental and transportation planners throughout the country.
    • Performs other assigned activities of the office related to its environmental responsibilities, such as developing and managing environmental research and oversight projects, and developing the office's program plans and budgets.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applications will be accepted from all U.S. Citizens.

    This position is part of the Pathways Program and is open to current students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a qualifying educational institution and enrolled at least half-time. Additional information can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentJobs.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496493000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.