Provides airport planning and environmental division, as a lead subject matter expert on environmental laws, regulations, policies, guidance and practices.Learn more about this agency
Serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist in the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of the Associate Administrator for Airports, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, Airport Planning and Environmental Division, as a lead subject matter expert on environmental laws, regulations, policies, guidance, and practices for airport development.
Provides oversight and guidance on 14 CFR Part 150 (Airport Noise Compatibility Planning), including serving as a senior FAA Headquarters representative for all aspects of program implementation. Also provides oversight and guidance on compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Federal This includes serving on NEPA teams for major airport development projects, and review of Environmental environmental laws and regulations, on an as-needed basis.Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), and other environmental documentation for major airport development projects.
Analyzes complex technical, policy, or procedural issues related to the environmental aspects of airport development proposals. Helps identify and evaluate alternative solutions that meet Federal requirements and local needs.
Develops and provides guidance for the Office of Airports field offices, and the airport industry on a variety of environmental subject areas, including the requirements of 14 CFR Part 150, and other environmental laws and regulations. Provides guidance on laws, regulations, policies, or guidance related to special environmental programs such as aircraft noise around airports and mitigating noise effects on local populations, historic preservation, threatened and endangered species, water quality and wetlands, air quality and emissions reduction, energy efficiency and renewable energy, recycling, reuse and waste reduction, climate adaptation and resilience, or sustainable development. Also provides advice to Office of Airports leadership on substantive and procedural environmental issues in these areas.
Conducts external coordination on significant environmental matters with airport sponsors, and aviation and airport stakeholders, including airport consultants, aviation and airport industry associations, community representatives, and members of the public.
Leads intra- and interagency coordination on environmental issues for airport development projects. Coordinates with other Departments and Agencies, and FAA Lines of Business and offices as required.
Manages contracts related to environmental reports or documents that are prepared on behalf of the Office of Airports. Reviews and edits reports or documents prepared with consultant support for final approval prior to external distribution.
Provides technical guidance tojunior environmental specialists within the Office of Airports on challenging or unique environmental issues.
Devises plans, techniques. and drafts policies that address current or anticipated environmental issues.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
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