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    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.

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    Performs multiple, varying and complex assignments under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist. Acts as principal technical specialist or as a project manager or team leader for large work activities. Provides oversight and guidance on compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Federal environmental laws and regulations, including serving as a senior FAA Headquarters representative on NEPA teams for major airport development projects; and review of Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), and other environmental documentation for major airport development projects.

    Applies experience and comprehensive technical knowledge applicable to his/her discipline, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and develop improved technical processes or systems. Considers the objectives of the major subdivision and LOB/SO when developing, integrating, and implementing solutions to diverse, complex problems. 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. Advises Office of Airports field offices on best practices to prepare high-quality NEPA documentation, EISs and EA within established budgets and schedules, and addressing the requirements of other environmental laws and regulations.

    Develops and provides guidance for Office of Airports field offices and the airport industry on a variety of environmental subject areas, including the requirements of NEPA and other environmental laws and regulations. Provides guidance on laws, regulations, policy, 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.

    Contacts are internal and external. Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities. Communicates results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOB's/SO's) and externally. Plays a lead role in drafting, reviewing, and editing reports or contractual documents for final approval prior to external distribution. Presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies. 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.

    Resolves all but unique technical problems without the intervention of management or a more experienced technical specialist. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues. Works with management to solve problems. Work is reviewed rarely, typically though status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.

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