The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) has an open National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Technician position at Andrews AFB, MD. For full position details and to submit application materials, please visit http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/80496. Emailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.
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National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Technician (Research Associate III Special) position is available with Colorado State University’s (CSU) Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to support the Air National Guard (ANG)’s NEPA programs in the 54 States and Territories and to prepare, coordinate, and update NEPA documents for environmental projects, programs, policies, and management plans; evaluate, present, and discuss technical issues and applications with colleagues and perform other NEPA duties related to Coastal Zone Management (CZM), noise studies, natural resources, wetland, and cultural resources.
The NEPA Technician shall provide program management support; biological technical expertise; evaluation of natural resources studies and surveys; review of projects, studies, and surveys for regulatory compliance; as well as general database, GIS, GeoBase, and editorial support. This is a customer service oriented position, which is responsible for coordinating with ANG NEPA, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, and Civil Engineering programmers and managers, as well as installation personnel at more than 160 ANG installations to ensure NEPA compliance.
Required Job Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in environmental planning, natural resources management, environmental management, or other related field is required, plus 3 or more years of post-graduate work experience demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities working with NEPA requirements and procedures, and experience preparing EAs, EISs, and CATEX documents.
Knowledge of DoD policies and processes related to NEPA, and military culture in general.
Experience with NEPA requirements and procedures from initial scoping and project planning to ROD/FONSI and conclusion, with little to no supervision.
Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs, as well as proficiency in database management and SharePoint systems.
The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by the employment start date.
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by the proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Highly qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Policy Management, or a related field.
Desired qualifications include experience working in a highly structured organization such as governmental agencies, the military, or corporations with clearly established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols.
Demonstrated experience acting with diplomacy and discretion at all organizational levels, work with a wide range of information, organize details, and meet deadlines is preferred.
Working knowledge of Air Force Instructions, directives, guidance and processes related to NEPA is highly desirable.
Professional certifications in their perspective area of expertise (e.g., wetland identification and delineation, erosion and sediment control inspections, and professional natural resources management) is preferred.
Prior experience with VEMO, Air Force eDash, and other DoD database management systems is helpful.
Previous experience at the GS-12 equivalent.
Project management and/or process management certification highly desirable (e.g. PmP, Learn Six Sigma, etc.)