This position provides research, analysis, consultation and coordination services to WisDOT staff and management on proposed environmental laws and regulations. This position provides environmental expertise to the NW Region operating units, project teams, and consultants in development, implementation, and documentation of environmental processes under provisions of the National and Wisconsin Environmental Policy Acts and the Department’s environmental operational policies, guidelines and procedures.
This position is responsible for in-depth knowledge environmental processes and issues related to wetland identification and banking, endangered species, 401 and 404 permits, hazardous materials contamination, historical and archaeological processes, Native American resources, environmental justice, environmental documents, 4f/6f documents, noise, air quality, agriculture, and interagency agreements. This position will also assist the Bureau of Technical Services (BTS) and/or other statewide bureaus (as appropriate) in developing and delivering training and guidance necessary to ensure that regional staff is trained in environmental activities and processes.
Minimally qualified candidates will have experience with all of the following:
Professional work experience, education, and/or training in an environmental focused position which may include:
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA)
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1996
Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act
Section 6(f) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965
Experience training and/or providing guidance to internal and external staff regarding environmental documents, processes, procedures, and/or investigation techniques.
Experience reviewing environmental documents prepared by others for accuracy, completeness, and conformance with laws, regulations, and procedures
A well-qualified candidate will have training and or experience with at least one of the following:
Experience reading and conveying details related to highway plans, maps, or exhibits
Experience interpreting and implementing law, rules, policies or procedures relating to environmental issues.
Training and/or experience using negotiation and conflict resolution strategies.