This position will be the Lead Environmental Protection Specialist for the Office of Airports (ARP), Alaskan Region in support of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The Airports Division serves as the principal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organization responsible for all airport program matters in environmental compliance and noise abatement.
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As the Lead Environmental Protection Specialist, incumbent will be the point of contact, authoritative consultant, and technical expert for environmental and noise compliances, incumbent 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).
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.
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. Makes recommendations for changes to national policy.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
Conditions of Employment
To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-I pay band or FG/GS-13 grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience may include but is not limited to: synthesizing the written work products across a wide variety of environmental disciplines; editing technical documents, and write for a wide audience so that complex issues can be conveyed to the general public; overseeing the environmental regulatory process, including scoping, public participation and public notice and the ability to communicate this process to others; reviewing integrated noise modeling and/or establishing noise contours; reviewing air quality assessments; reviewing historic/architectural/archeological/cultural reviews; endangered or threatened species reviews, and/or wetland delineations and mitigation measures.
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Must submit an SF50 (See Required Documents)
The applicant may have an environmental science degree and/or extensive environmental experience or may have an engineering or law degree with environmental program experience. Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history. Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, the following has been determined to be a selective factor for this position. This means possession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that your work experience supports your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA), and Other Factors answers. Your answers and associated work experience will be evaluated further to validate whether the answers that you selected are appropriate.
- Do you have experience with NEPA review and development of environmental documents for state or the FAA aviation related projects including Environmental Impact Statements(EIS); Records of Decisions (ROD); Environmental Assessments (EA); Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Categorical Exclusions (CATEX)? If you answer "yes" to this question, please provide a detailed description of your experience.
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Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA. In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA, please include information within your resume work history that shows specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the response level you selected. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided.
Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements must also meet the Selective Placement Factor to qualify. Applicants may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed within this announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following categories: score order, category grouping, or priority grouping and referred to the selecting official for consideration.
Interviews will be conducted in accordance with the Multi-Unit Bargaining Unit Contract, dated April 7, 2011.
Selection and placement is contingent upon waiver or successful completion of a satisfactory background investigation check.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required