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    Summary

    You will be responsible for providing technical guidance concerning all Federal-aid Highway Program environmental programs, activities, and analyses. You will assist in assuring that environmental programs, studies, and documents on Federal-aid highway projects comply with the NEPA, Section 4(f) of the DOT Act, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, archeology, noise impacts, Presidential Executive Orders, and other Federal environmental laws and requirements.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Environmental Protection Specialist, you will:

    • Represent the Division Office and serve as a technical advisor on FHWA policy, laws, regulations, Executive Orders, and directives related to NEPA and FHWA’s project development process.
    • Advise FHWA stakeholders and Federal and State partner agencies on Federal responsibilities and the requirements of NEPA, the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), and FHWA regulations, policies, and guidance. 
    • Ensure environmental laws are addressed and integrated into the NEPA decision-making process.
    • Provide feedback on environmental documents and studies.
    • Collaborate with and advise stakeholders of special environmental concerns such as those related to context sensitivity, environmental justice, community impact assessments, wetlands, cultural resources, Section 4(f), biological resources, ecosystems, hazardous wastes and brownfields, greenhouse gas emissions, project level air quality conformity and global climate change, and highway traffic noise.
    • Conduct field reviews to resolve complex environmental issues/problems and provide technical assistance to the Division Office’s transportation customers.
    • Review and/or coordinate the review of NEPA documents and other environmental documentation within the Division Office to ensure compliance with requirements.
    • Provide technical assistance to resolve program and project-specific issues.
    • Conduct program and process reviews of Federal-aid projects to ensure that Federal requirements and environmental commitments are achieved.

    The ideal candidate is an entry level to mid-career employee with experience implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and/or other environmental laws, regulations, or policy.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May participate in field studies and site visits that may involve significant hiking in forested areas and hilly terrain.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608184200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.