NEPA Specialist/Support Tech
Westminster, CO

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Experience (Years): 2
Category: Scientist

Overview: To provide technical expertise and support to Joint Base Lewis McChord specific to the tasks assigned for management of all program areas including: Provide support for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) activities at Fort Lewis. Oversee the preparation and completion of environmental impact analyses on a variety of Department of Defense activities within the Fort Lewis area of responsibility. Actions most likely to be tasked for include real estate outgrants and ingrants, contamination hazard disclosure, on- and off-post military training, stationing actions, new construction, and building demolition.

  • The candidate shall prepare and/or review environmental documentation to comply with NEPA and Administrative Procedures Act regulations.
  • Ensure sufficiency in fulfilling NEPA and Army regulations for activities affecting Army operations and property.
  • Prepare Statements of Work for the preparation of environmental documentation to support Army activities.
  • Assist proponents with their compliance responsibilities as they relate to environmental laws and regulations, consultation and permitting requirements, and public disclosure requirements.
  • Assist with the installation digging permit program by screening digging activities against environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Provide guidance to military trainers on incorporating environmental considerations into training activities.
  • Coordinate with the installation legal office to ensure documents prepared for Army actions are legally sufficient.
  • Assist with the garrison deconfliction process to extract potential environmental issues from garrison subject matter experts (SME's).
  • Assess noise impacts of Army actions. Use noise meters to determine decibel levels for peak and continuous noise producers. Utilize Army resources to conduct impact analysis.
  • Gather local noise data and forwards data to USA CHPPM for the conduct of formal noise assessments.
  • Prepare the noise sections of documentation prepared by Fort Lewis. Perform external office coordination with other federal, state, regional, county, municipal, and non-governmental organizations.
  • Attend coordination meetings for Army programmatic level actions which are customarily held on the east coast.
  • Perform file and information management.
  • Input completed paperwork into the document imaging and storage database.
  • Assist with waste reduction and elimination requirements of statutes and executive orders.

B.A. Degree in Environmental Science or other related field
2 years of direct experience required
Good working knowledge of applicable regulations, policy, law
Familiar with computer software programs
Excellent interpersonal and technical communication skills