Performs advanced and/or supervisory (senior-level) environmental or public health and safety work. Work involves overseeing inspections surveys, assessments, or investigations to ensure compliance with environmental laws; evaluating environmental impact; and identifying health and safety hazards and other issues that can affect the health of the environment or population. May plan, assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal direction, with considerable or extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Military Crosswalk Information - Veterans, Reservist or Guardsman with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of Army - 92W Water Treatment Specialist; Navy - AG Aerographer's Mate; Coast Guard - MST Marine Science Technician; Marine - 8056 Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Noncommissioned Officer/Noncommissioned Officer; Air Force 150X1 Safety; or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirement may meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_NaturalResources.pdf *This is a federally funded position contingent upon continued funding with the possibility of being extended into other CDR related position or projects. *May be required to pass both Federal and State Background check.
Essential Job Elements:
Oversees, reviews and certifies residential and infrastructure environmental review records (ERRs) to ensure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. Determines the level of review that is required for each ERR and makes recommendations as necessary. Prepares and/or approves correspondence, technical reports, environmental review records and requests for release of funds. Provides guidance and interpretation on laws, regulations, procedures and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program requirements to Environmental Consultant Providers, Sub recipient’s, Grantees and GLO staff. Coordinates inspections, field surveys, assessments, tests and/or investigations to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Evaluates the environmental impact of activities in the following areas: Historical Preservation, Floodplain Management, Wetlands, Coastal Zone Management, Water Quality, Sole Source Aquifer, Endangered Species, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Clean Air, Farmland Protection, Environmental Justice, Noise Abatement and Control, Explosive and Flammable Operations, and Airport Clearance Zones. Approves, evaluates, monitors, and/or reviews consultant work, as needed. Coordinates with various regulatory agencies on the development of Programmatic Agreements and Memoranda’s of Understanding to facilitate environmental clearance. Conducts audits to ensure environmental records management procedures are being followed as required.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in environmental or natural sciences, environmental engineering, public health, or a related field. Plus five (5) years of experience in environmental or public health and safety work, or related field. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
For the EPS IV - One (1) additional year of experience in environmental or public health and safety work, or related field. For the EPS V - Two (2) additional years of experience in environmental or public health and safety work, or related field.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of environmental laws and regulations, and of relevant safety practices and techniques. Skill in the use of photographic, laboratory, and field testing equipment; in the use of a computer and applicable software; and in the use of research techniques. Ability to interpret laws and regulations, to apply scientific principles, to detect and evaluate environmental or public health hazards, to communicate effectively, and to assign and/or supervise the work of others.
This position requires the employee to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (moving around the work-site) is routinely required to carry out some duties. This position requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact and communication. It requires the ability to move and position oneself as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The individual must be able to move and transport records, documents, boxes, and all related information and materials, weighing up to 20 pounds when required. The individual must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments.
Other (licenses, certifications, et cetera):
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The Texas General Land Office/Veterans Land Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. A criminal conviction records check is required for applicants who are selected for a position. The State of Texas requires all males who are 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service to present either proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire. The U.S. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Texas General Land Office is a non-smoking agency. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. In compliance with the FLSA, the GLO compensates overtime work though time off in lieu of payment.