Being Age 55 or Older is Good for The Environment! The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program offers unique opportunities in Scientific, Technical, and Administrative / Office support for individuals age 55 and over to support the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a grant administered program through National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued. The EPA provides a wonderful work atmosphere, and you'll be working side-by-side with EPA staff that are doing important work every day. Benefits Include: Paid Health Insurance Premium, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Federal Holidays, One Paid Personal Holiday, Vision and Dental Insurance also available as an optional payroll deduction. Background investigation including fingerprinting and identification verification required. Due to COVID-19, this position may be 100% remote until instructions are given on when to safely return to the EPA facility.
Minimum of 5 year(s) of experience in writing or reviewing Environmental Impact Statements. OR BA/BS Degree in Environmental Studies, Physical Science, (e.g. Geochemistry, Chemistry, Geology, Oceanography), Biological Sciences (Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Botany), Forestry, Engineering, or Environmental Health.
- Desired experience (experience in any of these would be a plus, but none is required):
- Working with Department of Interior bureaus or services, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Transportation agencies, or the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Hardrock mine or dam engineering
- Renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal) or petroleum-based energy projects
- Health impact analysis
- Air quality modeling and/or air general conformity analyses
- Environmental Justice Assessment
- Forest Management
- Disaster Recovery
- Writing or reviewing National Environmental Policy Act documents
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Ability to work independently.
- Experience required with MS Word, SharePoint
Provide professional assistance to EPA staff engaged in reviewing and commenting on federalNational Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents.
- Review assigned NEPA documents and supporting materials as an associate reviewer; provide technical advice and draft comments based on subject matter expertise. 55%
- Search for and screen Environmental Assessments to identify those that may warrant EPA review. 20%
- Obtain and review Records of Decision to confirm that all agreed upon mitigation and other impact reduction measures have been incorporated. 10%
- Assist in maintaining internal workload tracking system, project and reference material files, and Sharepoint site, and preparing office accomplishment reports 5%
- Review the federal permitting Dashboard for new projects and schedule changes; track hydroelectricity projects through the FERC licensing/license-renewal process. 5%
- Other duties as assigned. 5%
- May be asked to attend occasional conferences or workshops sponsored by EPA, other Federal agencies, or other technical organizations, as appropriate. Otherwise, most training will be on-the-job training. EPA sponsored training that may be offered include NEPA Clean Air Act Section 309 Training, Clean Water Act Section 404 Training and others.
- Overnight travel: Potential exists for overnight travel 1-3 times per years for 2-4 days each trip, but not required.
- Air travel anticipated: Potential exists for overnight travel 1-3 times per years for 2-4 days each trip, but not required.