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    The incumbent serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist in the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of the Associate Administrator for Airports, Office of Airports Planning and Programming, Airports Planning and Environmental Division. Provides subject matter expertise on environmental laws, regulations, policies, guidance, and practices for airport development.

    Performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments under the limited direction of a manager, project/ program manager, team leader, or more experienced technical specialist. May act as a contributing specialist on large work activities or as a team leader for single or small work activities. Provides guidance on compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other Federal environmental laws and regulations, including serving as a 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 advanced technical knowledge to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve programs and policies. Assists in analyzing complex technical, policy, or procedural issues related to the environmental aspects of airport development proposals. Assists in identifying and evaluating alternative solutions that meet Federal requirements and local needs.

    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 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. Also provides advice to Office of Airports leadership on substantive and procedural environmental issues in these areas.

    Conducts internal coordination on environmental matters. Defines, plans, and organizes assigned resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Allocates resources to accomplish small work-activities within established schedules. 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. 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.

    Contacts are internal and external. May act as a key technical point of contact for assigned activities and may communicate the overall results of a project or work activity to FAA management. 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. Often develops and recommends techniques to address problem situations. Work is reviewed periodically, typically at major milestones and at completion, for 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.

    Supervisory status


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