Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Working Title Environmental Specialist - Hourly
Role Title Environmental Specialist II - 59032
Job Open Date 02/12/2018
Job Close Date 02/26/2018
Open Until Filled No
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range $27.12 - $33.90
Agency Dept of Transportation (501)
Agency Website *************
Location Staunton - 790
Position Number H8673
Job Posting Number *******
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Hourly/Wage
Job Type Detail Wage Non-Faculty- W-1
Pay Band 05
The Environmental Section is seeking an individual to assess environmental impacts of highway construction and maintenance projects during preliminary engineering phases. Research environmental resources; produce natural resource maps/graphics using web based GIS and databases to analyze environmental impacts. Conduct stream/wetland field investigations, jurisdictional determinations/delineations. Conduct and coordinate threatened and endangered species reviews/surveys/clearances. Serve as aquatic ecology expert producing water quality reports, determining and obtaining required permits. Conduct Environmental Review Process (ERP). Recommend avoidance and minimization strategies to maintenance crews and roadway engineers; serve on interdisciplinary teams to coordinate with environmental agencies and internal staff. Compile detailed files, reports, documentation; maintain computerized project/document systems. Communicate verbally and in writing environmental requirements.
THIS POSITION IS AN HOURLY/WAGE POSITION WITH NO STATE BENEFITS. INCUMBENT WILL BE REQUIRED TO WORK NO MORE THAN 1500 HOURS WITHIN A DESIGNATED TIME FRAME.
THIS POSITION COULD BE FILLED AS A ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST I ROLE, AS NEEDED, WITH A SALARY RANGE OF $23.42 - $29.27
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of VDOTs employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. View details & knowledge, skills, & abilities for applicant evaluation at local VEC or *********************
VDOT employees have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics .
We encourage all those who apply to review these values and ethics. If you share our values, we invite you to apply. Your success in our organization depends upon sharing these values and keeping this Code of Ethics.
Broad knowledge and ability to interpret and utilize state/federal environmental laws, programs, policies. Knowledge of environmental, wetlands and streams; aquatic ecology, fisheries; threatened/endangered species. Demonstrated experience assessing environmental impacts to water quality, streams, wetlands, threatened species. Considerable computer knowledge and experience working with web based GIS and databases to produce maps; use word processing; spreadsheets. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks; create detailed documentation. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with various interest groups/stakeholders. Ability to work outdoors, performing field investigations, in various weather conditions and terrains.
Bachelors degree in biology/ecology, soil science, hydrology/hydraulics, forestry, environmental/urban planning, environmental science/engineering, geology, aquatic ecology, environmental law or related discipline; or training and/or equivalent job experience.
Position is designated as essential and may be required to work emergency management situations.
Valid VA drivers license required.
Fingerprint-based background check, references, work history and DMV records will be verified prior to employment.
VDOT will record information from each new employees Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.
Special Instructions to Applicants
State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.
Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility.
This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to Your Application in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position.
Name Pam Sayers
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, VA 24401
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Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Website : http://www.virginiadot.org
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels. And, through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, it provides funding for airports, seaports, rail and public transportatio. Virginia has the third-largest state-maintained highway system in the country, just behind North Carolina and Texas.