NEPA Specialist

Job Description

WithersRavenel offers a variety of interesting and challenging opportunities to make an impact on our region. As an employee-owned company, we believe that each employee should find satisfaction in his or her work, and have the chance to grow. We are seeking a NEPA Specialist to join our Environmental group to support project management and various environmental tasks required for NEPA/SEPA and Section 106 reviews and documentation.

The NEPA Specialist is responsible for overseeing and completing NEPA/SEPA and Section 106 review and documentation for multiple projects. The majority of the work will be in support of local and state-owned infrastructure projects.

Responsibilities

  • Provide project management for various environmental projects
  • Conduct fieldwork necessary for collection of field data required for preparation of environmental review documentation
  • Coordinate with local, state and federal regulatory agencies
  • Coordinate with NC State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and various Tribal Nations for Section 106 as required for NEPA/SEPA approvals
  • Prepare proposals, scope of services and/or estimated budgets for various projects requiring NEPA/SEPA review
  • Prepare or supervise preparation of reports and exhibits documenting results of field investigations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical/Biological Sciences, Environmental Science/Planning, Forestry, Engineering, Geology, Natural Resources or related field of study
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in overseeing NEPA/SEPA and Section 106 reviews, preferably in North Carolina.
  • Extensive experience preparing NEPA/SEPA documents, including Type I & II Ground Disturbing CE Checklist, Categorical Exclusion and Environmental Assessment
  • Experience coordinating with municipalities and NCDOT Divisions for NEPA document approval
  • Experience coordinating with SHPO and Tribal Nations for Section 106 concurrence required for NEPA/SEPA

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience preparing NCDOT Natural Resource Technical Reports (NRTR)
  • Certifications: Surface Water Identification Certification (SWIC), NC Stream Assessment Methodology Certification (NCSAM), and/or NC Wetland Assessment Methodology Certification (NCWAM)
  • Extensive knowledge of how to research listed threatened and endangered species, determine habitat requirements and any survey protocol
  • Proficient in conducting wetland and stream delineations
  • Operate AutoCAD and/or ArcGIS

Note: Cary, NC is the preferred location for this posting, but placement in Asheville, Greensboro, Raleigh, or Wilmington, NC may also be considered.

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