Are you someone who has passion for the environment and a drive to make sure policies and procedures are followed? Can you effectively lead a team while being a participating member? If you answered yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you!
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is currently seeking an Environmental Manager. The Environmental Manager develops and manages environmental policies, standards and procedures, and oversight of all FHWA funded local agency projects throughout the state. This position is the lead for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) policy interpretation, analysis of reform proposals and project-level conflict resolution. Through clear communication and direction the incumbent of this position will work to resolve conflicts that relate to environmental concerns between local agencies, Local Programs, WSDOT Environmental Services Office, FHWA, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and other federal agencies.
This position will perform the following work:
• Implement strategies for Local Programs environmental program to ensure the efficient delivery of local agency projects.
• Resolve sensitive complex competing overlapping and unclear regulatory requirements and issues to deliver transportation projects.
• Serve as the lead in efforts to streamline environmental approvals/permitting of local agency transportation projects.
• Provide strategic solutions to environmental problems encountered by local agencies throughout the state.
• Negotiate with regulatory agencies and policy makers from federal, state, and local to develop agreements, policy guidance, and legal rule interpretation affecting local agency project delivery.
• Build and maintain positive and effective interagency relationships and partnerships with all federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, tribal governments, stakeholders, and the public.
• Review and approve environmental documentation on approximately 200 local agency transportation projects annually.
• Ensure compliance with federal policies and regulations.
• Responsible for maintaining and updating the Local Agencies Guidelines (LAG) Chapter 24 and the Local Agency NEPA Categorical Exclusion Guidebook.
The top candidate will have the following required qualifications:
• Knowledge of federal and state environmental policies and regulations related to transportation projects, Environmental Procedures manual, Highway Runoff manual, WSDOT Design Manual, LAG manual, Standard Specifications and Construction manual and other environmental manuals and guidelines.
• Knowledge of FHWA policies, regulations, and procedures for transportation projects.
• Understanding of environmental status, compliance practices, and environmental data systems.
• Stellar communication skills.
• Ability to manage a highly functional team, while being a participating member.
From the hiring authorities prospective the ideal candidate will also have:
• Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental science, or related field AND three years of environmental experience.
• Bachelor’s degree AND a minimum of five years of environmental experience at a TE4 level or above.
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please go to www.careers.wa.gov. Filter by Department. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.
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