Environmental Impact Analyst 1/2/3 (Pcn 25-1771)

State Of Alaska Fairbanks , AK 99701

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

ATTENTION ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY!

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Northern Region Design and Engineering Services is looking for a Environmental Impact Analyst to help us Keep Alaska Moving!

The State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' seeks to Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure. Our office contributes to the Departments mission by supporting project teams to complete projects on time and on budget.

Our office is located in Fairbanks, Alaska and is primarily an office environment where regular interaction with colleagues who may be geographically dispersed is common.

Joining this team provides a challenging and adaptive work environment plus the opportunity to collaborate with a large cross section of the department, other agencies, and various external entities.

In this position, you will work directly with one of our Engineering Managers to provide environmental support to a multi-disciplinary project design group and assist design personnel on transportation projects from reconnaissance level studies and completion of environmental documents through environmental permitting. Occasionally, you will assist with the evaluation of environmental impacts and modifications to environmental permits in the construction stage. We are committed to your development as a professional-with that in mind, you will be expected to perform increasingly difficult and responsible assignments designed to develop knowledge and skills in conducting and documenting environmental impacts and obtaining the required permits for Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, and State capital works projects.

If you start at the EIA 1 level, you will begin by being assigned trainee professional level duties in order to develop knowledge and skills in conducting environmental research and analysis, project and construction planning, methods of data collection, information analysis, and writing technical reports. Upon hire or promotion to the EIA 2 level, you will work at a journey-professional level by preparing environmental documents and permit acquisition for construction projects of mid-level complexity, as well as schedule, organize, and prioritize the tasks required to complete an approved environmental document for each project. Once you are at the EIA 3 level, or if you start at the 3 level, you will be able to work under minimal to no direct supervision while performing advanced professional level duties in preparing environmental documentation and permits for projects of medium to high level of complexity. You will provide quality control reviews or coordinates environmental studies where the scope and complexity requires the work of multiple analysts or consultants. At this level, you may also be called on to represent the Department in permit negotiations with resource agencies as well as serve in an advisory capacity within the Department regarding environmental concerns for increasingly complex projects.

Our preferred candidate will have competency in the following:

  • Writing accurate and concise reports and documents for stakeholders in order to acquire, renew, or document resource agency permits.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with Federal, State, Local, non-governmental, tribal staff and public alike.

  • Working knowledge of State and Federal procedures, laws, standards, and regulations pertaining to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and experience writing NEPA documents, agency scoping letters, and technical reports.

  • Experience creating and using GIS shape files and data sets.

  • Familiarity with and experience applying principles of Section 106 of the NHPA (36 CFR 800) and related cultural resources laws and regulations as well as meeting one or more of the Professional Qualifications standards established by the Secretary of the Interior (48 FR 44378-44739).

Minimum Qualifications

Environmental Impact Analyst 1

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with the following competencies

  • Environmental Engineering: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and methods to protect and improve the quality of the environment and its resources; and to monitor, control, abate, and prevent pollutants.

  • Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

  • Reading: Understands and interprets written material, including technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts, graphs, or tables; applies what is learned from written material to specific situations.

  • Reasoning: Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.

  • Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

Equivalent to those typically gained by:

Training in a science or business administration field or experience in the study or mitigation of environmental or socioeconomic impact of human alteration of natural environments; data collection, analysis, and reporting for scientific studies; or ensuring business operations comply with State and federal regulations.

"Training" means the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through instruction. It includes instruction through formal and informal methods (such as classroom, on-line, self-study, and on-the-job), from accredited and unaccredited sources, and long-duration (such as a post-secondary degree) and short-duration (such as a seminar) programs.

Environmental Impact Analyst 2

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with the following competencies

  • Environmental Engineering: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and methods to protect and improve the quality of the environment and its resources; and to monitor, control, abate, and prevent pollutants.

  • Public Planning: Knowledge of functions, principles, methods, and techniques of public planning, including those related to community planning, outdoor recreation planning, and natural resource management, such as demand forecasting, environmental impact analysis, financial forecasting, and land use planning and zoning.

  • Compliance: Knowledge of procedures for assessing, evaluating, and monitoring programs or projects for compliance with State and federal laws, regulations, and guidance.

  • Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.

  • Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

Equivalent to those typically gained by:

Training in environmental science or similar interdisciplinary field(s) and professional experience in evaluation of the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of construction projects; determination of environmental documentation requirements; and permitting of activities impacting the environment.

"Professional experience" means work that is creative, analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range and depth of specialized knowledge of the profession's principles, concepts, theories, and practices; and is performed with the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment.

"Training" means the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through instruction. It includes instruction through formal and informal methods (such as classroom, on-line, self-study, and on-the-job), from accredited and unaccredited sources, and long-duration (such as a post-secondary degree) and short-duration (such as a seminar) programs.

Environmental Impact Analyst 3

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with the following competencies

  • Environmental Engineering: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and methods to protect and improve the quality of the environment and its resources; and to monitor, control, abate, and prevent pollutants.

  • Public Planning: Knowledge of functions, principles, methods, and techniques of public planning, including those related to community planning, outdoor recreation planning, and natural resource management, such as demand forecasting, environmental impact analysis, financial forecasting, and land use planning and zoning.

  • Compliance: Knowledge of procedures for assessing, evaluating, and monitoring programs or projects for compliance with State and federal laws, regulations, and guidance.

  • Influencing/Negotiating: Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions.

  • Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.

Equivalent to those typically gained by:

Training in environmental science or similar interdisciplinary field(s) and professional experience evaluating the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of construction projects; preparing environmental documentation; and determining, negotiating, and monitoring permitted activities.

"Professional experience" means work that is creative, analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range and depth of specialized knowledge of the profession's principles, concepts, theories, and practices; and is performed with the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment.

"Training" means the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through instruction. It includes instruction through formal and informal methods (such as classroom, on-line, self-study, and on-the-job), from accredited and unaccredited sources, and long-duration (such as a post-secondary degree) and short-duration (such as a seminar) programs.

Additional Required Information

NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY

Please be sure to check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

COVER LETTER

For this position, we require that you please include a professionally written cover letter. In your cover letter, please detail your experience, training and/or education that supports position specific and any/all Minimum Qualification levels competencies for this position. If you do not have prior experience/education with one or more these items, please simply say so. We request that the cover letter does not exceed 2 pages.

Your cover letter and applicant profile will be considered as writing samples and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants who do not submit a cover letter, in professional business format, will not be considered for an interview. Resumes are not required and will not be reviewed or considered if submitted.

If invited for an interview, please be prepared to provide copies of:

  • An Alaska Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead certification, if available;
  • 3 References

FLEXIBLY STAFFED

This position is flexibly staffed. This vacancy may be filled at either the Environmental Impact Analyst 1, 2, or 3 level depending on the applicant's training and/or experience. Please respond to all of the minimum qualification questions.

SALARY INFORMATION

Base salary for:

  • Environmental Impact Analyst 1 .. $1,928.25/BiWeekly

  • Environmental Impact Analyst 2 .. $2,217.75/BiWeekly

  • Environmental Impact Analyst 3 .. $2,556.00/BiWeekly

WORK EXPERIENCE

Applications and resumes will be reviewed to determine if the minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

EDUCATION

If post-secondary education is required or is used as a substitution to meet the minimum qualifications, it is required to complete the Education section of your Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Units Completed field. Copies of transcripts will be required at time of interview but may also be attached to the application.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

RECRUITMENT NOTICE

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

EEO STATEMENT

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Workplace Alaska NOTICE

PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to apply using a hardcopy (paper) application, please follow the instructions on the Workplace Alaska website "How to Apply."

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095.

If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/OnlineApplication/User/ResetPassword. Contact Information

John J. Netardus, P.E.

Phone: 451-5448

John.netardus@alaska.gov

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Environmental Impact Analyst 1/2/3 (Pcn 25-1771)

State Of Alaska