NEPA Support Specialist - Lincoln, NE

Company: Tetra Tech ( Learn More )

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Job Description

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.

Tetra Tech is currently seeking a NEPA Support Specialist. The essential functions include, but are not limited to:

Project Management: Facilitate production and delivery of NEPA documentation with Project Coordinators, local public agencies and several environmental/engineering consulting groups.

Develop/review NEPA documents for Planning and Projects: Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, Section 106 ‐ Historic Preservation Act, Section 7 ‐ Endangered Species Act, Section 404 ‐ Clean Water Act, Section 4(f) – Dept. of Transportation Act, etc.

Coordinate with Federal, State and Local agencies: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC), State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS), Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ), and various cities/counties.

Job Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in one of the natural or physical sciences fields such as biology, botany, ecology, natural resources, environmental sciences, soil sciences, geology, geography, agronomy, and landscape architecture, AND EITHER two years of experience in field interpretation of wetland criteria and preparation of required permit applications OR two years of experience in identifying and assessing environment impacts of projects on threatened, endangered, or other species.

Preferred: Any degree listed above plus two years of experience in field interpretation and/or survey for identifying Threatened and Endangered Species and associated habitat, and experience in identifying and assessing environmental impacts of projects on threatened and endangered or other wildlife species. Experience with Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultation and/or experience with consultations under the NE Non-game and Endangered Species Conservation Act. Experience with GPS survey techniques, GIS (Arcview) software and applications and Microsoft Office applications. OTHER: Valid driver's license or able to provide independent authorized transportation. Regular and reliable attendance.

Knowledge of Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act requirements. Knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) policies and procedures. Effective communications skills.

Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Tetra Tech is also a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.