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    Summary

    This position is located in the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Region III Office, and serves as the Regional Environmental Protection Specialist.  The incumbent is responsible for administering the agency's compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), FTA’s environmental procedures (23 CFR part 771), and related Federal laws during its execution of the Federal transit program.

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    Responsibilities

    At the full performance level of an Environmental Protection Specialist, you will:

    • Provide regional leadership in developing and implementing 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, sole source aquifers, safety and security, secondary development, and community disruption.
    • Guide regional staff 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 correspondence on project-related environmental issues.
    • Recognize the need for, initiate, and guide the preparation of environmental 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 planning staff throughout the region.
    • Prepare 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.
    • Actively represent FTA and the office in interagency environmental activities and workgroups with other DOT Administrations and with other Federal, State, and local agencies, for the primary purpose of developing improved interagency relationships and consultation procedures, improved environmental review and analysis methods, and improved mitigation concepts, and thereby streamlining the environmental review process to expedite project delivery while maintaining appropriate environmental protections.

    The ideal candidate for this position is a Environmental Protection Specialist with experience and demonstrated ability to analyze project needs in environmental planning ,environmental law, and has knowledge of the environmental review process.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535107600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.