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    This position serves as the lead Environmental Protection Specialist for the Office of Airports, Southern Region, Planning and Programming Branch in support of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The incumbent serves as the principal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organization responsible for all airport program matters in environmental compliance, and noise abatement. 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. Serves as a senior technical point of contact and authoritative consultant for environmental and noise compliances. Reviews projects for applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, including FAA Advisory Circulars, Orders, Guidance and Grant assurances. Provides specialized technical services to ensure compliance with NEPA and other federal environmental laws for airport development and planning projects. These services include, but are not limited to: overseeing the environmental analysis, agency consultation, public involvement and preparation of environmental documents in accordance with NEPA and FAA requirements. These include Categorical Exclusions (CATEX), Environmental Assessments (EA) and/or Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). Participates in the development, review/approval of Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Records of Decisions (ROD). Applies experience and comprehensive technical knowledge, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and develop improved technical processes or systems. Provides specialized technical services related to Airport Noise Compatibility Studies prepared pursuant to 14 CFR Part 150 and Notice and Approval of Airport Noise and Access Restriction prepared pursuant to 14 CFR Part 161. Prepares Federal Register Notice, Records of Approval, and other documents. Provides technical input and guidance to Planners, Engineers, and airport sponsors in the development of Airport Capital Improvement Plans and Master plans to ensure compliance with NEPA and other environmental laws. Provides technical input and guidance to Part 139 inspectors and other lines of business to minimize environmental impacts while promoting airport/aviation safety. This includes participation in the development, review and approval of Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Management Plans. Communicates results to all levels internally 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. Coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of external organizations. Reviews and approves Scopes of Work payment requests, grant applications and related project documents. Determines eligibility of work on projects involving environmental studies or assessments. Reviews and prepares correspondence including Congressional correspondence, briefing papers, approval letters and guidance to sponsors associated with all aspects of airport development. Participates in national teams to review current policy and guidance. Draws on experience to solve unusual problems and may create new solutions and policy interpretations, as the situation requires. Provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally. 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. Work with management to solve problems.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/609301700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.