Environmental Specialist (National Environmental Policy Act)

Washington, DC, United States 🇺🇸

Job Description

Environmental Specialist (National Environmental Policy Act)

General Summary

Position is on the research staff of a private, not-for-profit management consulting firm headquartered in Tysons, VA. Work performance at client site in Washington, DC Metro area.

The primary objective of this work is to assist the Government in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other laws, regulations and Executive Orders, and providing direct environmental support to Program Management Offices (PMOs).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions)

  • Responsible for supporting the Federal government in drafting, reviewing and approving environmental documents for compliance with NEPA and other regulations, including Categorical Exclusions (CATEX), Records of Environmental Consideration (REC), Environmental Assessments (EAs), and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs).
  • Comment on draft environmental documents and regulations.
  • Develop educational materials, guidance and templates as required.
  • Utilize government database for environmental records, including data entry and project document auditing for NEPA compliance.
  • Support development of agency reporting, including internal and external requests.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities    

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a comprehensive government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information. The background investigation includes financial, criminal, residential, educational, foreign affiliation, and employment verifications.
  • A bachelor’s degree in planning, environmental policy, environmental studies/science, or related fields, and 2-5 years’ experience with developing and reviewing NEPA documentation required. Ideal candidates have a strong understanding of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), Migratory Birds Treaty Act (MBTA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other environmental regulations and requirements.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, and data management skills are essential. Must be self-directed and detail oriented. Ability to effectively interact with personnel involved in policy, technical, operational and program management work. Ability to contribute to a professional work environment by demonstrating integrity, promoting teamwork and fostering positive communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work, and lead, in both a team environment and an independent setting. Superior communication skills are required, both oral and written. Availability for occasional travel is required.

 LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer