Environmental Policy Analyst
The US Coast Guard (USCG) Bridge Program is experiencing an increase in bridge permit applications nationwide for projects funded by various Federal stimulus packages and state accelerated bridge programs and as a result of aging infrastructure issues nationwide.
A staff member is needed at the USCG Headquarters in Washington, DC to conduct reviews of environmental documentation associated with applications to construct new, or modify existing, bridges across navigable waters of the US. The staff member will be working from the USCG facility, and will review packages, including permit pre-applications, case files, and major project reviews. The staff member will be required to ensure the environmental documentation adequately addresses the requirements of all applicable environmental, historical, and socio-economic laws and regulations. Subjects that may pertain to the environmental documentation being reviewed include air quality, noise, water quality, threatened and endangered species, coastal zone management, wetlands, marine mammals, migratory birds, essential fish habitat, historic and cultural resources, floodplains, wild and scenic rivers, relocations, and environmental justice.
- Bachelor Degree in Science
- Three years of experience reviewing and drafting National Environmental Policy Act documentation.
- Experience reviewing environmental documentation for transportation projects involving impacts related to the Coastal Zone Management Act, Water Quality Certifications, wetlands, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Clean Air Act, and National Historic Preservation Act.
- Familiarity with state Department of Transportation permitting procedures.
- Working knowledge of Water Quality Certification procedures. Experience writing Records of Decisions, FONSIs, and Categorical Exclusion Determinations.
- Background in transportation projects, particularly bridge projects, is desirable.