Job Opportunity

NEPA Specialist

Nebraska Department of Transportation
1500 Hwy 2
Lincoln, NE 68509

Contact Information
Valerie Kimble

Full/Part Time:


Primary Duties:

$25.86 Hourly

Lincoln, NE

Job Type

Department of Transportation

Job Number

9/17/2019 11:59 PM Central

Gather, analyze, and assemble data necessary to determine environmental impact associated with road construction upon locales within the state. Prepare Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, Categorical Exclusions, and Section 4(f) Statements. Review environmental documents prepared by others. Manage environmental consultants. Review and respond to agency and public comments received on reports prepared; prepare final and/or supplemental reports based on comments received or upon project changes. Coordinate with Federal Highway Administration, other Federal, State, and/or Local Agency representatives during the environmental process to obtain environmental approval. Be knowledgeable of Federal and State environmental regulations and policies. Assist project sponsors in determining the appropriate level of environmental documentation needed for federal-aid projects. Gather technical data using computer based programs to support environmental document development and regulatory agency consultations. Research environmental topics to assist in policy development. Conduct and oversee environmental compliance, monitoring projects to determine environmental conditions before, during, and following construction. File and retrieve records, files and field plans. Perform related duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in a scientific or technical discipline related to environmental assessment or compliance review principles and practices including but not limited to biological sciences, agricultural/soil sciences, geography, ecology/environmental studies, or related engineering disciplines, and one year of experience performing research, investigative, or compliance work related to environmental or other technical assessments of the impact of construction, engineering, or similar projects. Additional years of progressively responsible experience in the above work may substitute for the Bachelors degree requirement on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED: Education and 2-3 years experience in preparation of NEPA Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments and Categorical Exclusion documents for projects funded through the Federal Highway Administration. Educational courses or training in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Training and/or experience in preparation of Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act and/or Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. Experience using mapping software and other similar computer programs. Experience using Microsoft Office. Familiarity with roadway plans.







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