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This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.
This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Gulf of Mexico Region (GOMR) Office of Environmental Compliance, Coordination and Review Unit in Jefferson, LA.
At the full performance level (GS-12) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Serves as an OEC NEPA Coordinator responsible for the coordination, documentation development, and tracking necessary to ensure BSEE's highly-complex structure, well, and pipeline permitting programs for GOMR and Atlantic OCS activities are approved in full compliance with NEPA and Center for Environmental Quality (CEQ) guidance, the OCS Lands Act (OCSLA) regulations, and all other applicable laws. Additionally, the incumbent works with regional Oil Spill Preparedness Division (OSPD) leads to provide NEPA documentation for Government Initiated Unannounced Inspection (GIUE) proposals in accordance with national policy.
2. Assists OEC's senior/lead NEPA Coordinator in performing the necessary steps involved in determining the issues and impact producing factors (IPFs) associated with the proposed OCS activities and assesses the scope of the requisite OEC NEPA document. Analyzes, evaluates, and interprets the operational/infrastructure information in comparison with the associated lease stipulations and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans and site-specific NEPA analyses. Coordinates with BOEM NEPA coordinators/scientists preparing the analyses and if changes are required during any phase (for completed and active assessments), the incumbent leads BSEE's efforts to include necessary resource reviews, make the requisite changes, and/or develop project-specific mitigation/Conditions of Approval (CoAs) to ensure minimal environmental impact and allow for proper compliance verification.
3. Ensures proper project/permit tracking, Administrative Record (AR) oversight, and NEPA document management using OCS IT systems (i.e., Technical Information Management System (TIMS), TIMSWeb, eWell, National Consolidated Information System (NCIS), specialized MS-Access tools, etc.), Geographic Information System (GIS) programs (i.e., TIMS Base-Mapping, ArcMAP, etc.), and various Records Management System filing and off-the-shelf (COTS) applications.
4. Assist the senior/lead NEPA Coordinator on BOEM programmatic Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) prepared for OCS program oversight, lease sales, promulgation of regulations, or other high-level/controversial operations; including assisting with scenario development, participation in scoping meetings, identification/verification of program-specific IPFs, coordination with OEC scientists/engineers (during the review process), and participation in public hearings. The incumbent assists the senior/lead NEPA Coordinator on matters dealing with a variety of operational/technical issues; including identifying data gaps and specific environmental problems regarding BSEE-managed operations that may be addressed as research or study efforts or additional program analyses/white-papers.
5. Assist OEC's Business Data Steward/Program Analyst with specific data management and IT needs associated with NEPA coordination/compliance; including recommendations for TIMS, eWell, and NCIS improvements, assistance preparing OEC-related Product Backlog Items (PBIs), and responding as NEPA subject matter expert (SME) on communications with persons and/or groups outside the Bureau and/or Region such as contractors/programmers. Supports the Data Steward with participation in BSEE's Project Priority Team (PPT) and/or support of the PPT and BOEM/BSEE Requirements Priority Boards (RPBs).
6. Participates in office compliance verification reviewing of operational reports and industry's Post Activity Submittals (PAS) as it relates to their field of expertise, which includes requisite documentation (i.e., videos, sonar data, survey reports, as-built/as-placed plats, etc.) submitted after OCS operations are complete (in part or in whole) to verify/record compliance with environmental standards and/or conditions of approval placed on permits.
7. Oversees, schedules, and conducts field monitoring and compliance verification efforts regarding their field of expertise as a member of the Seafloor Compliance Monitoring and Assessment Program (SCAMP); including mitigation, stipulation, and NTL oversight and enforcement and coordination with the requisite industry contacts, BOEM analysts, and other Federal, State, and private leads on compliance verification needs.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
This vacancy is also announced as BSEE-EENN-20-IB-122(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 1-5 nights per month for this position.
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