Environmental Planner/NEPA Specialist

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Employer
JEO Consulting Group
Location
Omaha, Nebraska, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 21, 2021
Closes
Aug 05, 2021
Ref
2331751528
Discipline
Ecology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
JEO Consulting Group seeks an Environmental Planner/NEPA Specialist in our Nebraska and Iowa offices to support long-range planning and management needs of natural areas that provide communities with valuable natural and cultural resources, as well as recreational and educational opportunities. This position is well-suited for a candidate who is passionate about serving the community and delivering high-quality plans and project deliverables. Applicants who possess any of the following specializations are encouraged to apply: urban planning and land use regulation; NEPA documentation; community building around diversity, equity, and inclusion; landscape architecture; engineering; horticulture; monitoring; facilitation and relationship building; watershed science; riparian ecology; and human dimensions in natural resources.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Design, implement, and manage conservation projects
  • Conducts public outreach and prepares written content, reports, social media, and presentations on environmental issues
  • Serve on task forces and teams related to natural resources protection, sustainability issues, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Prepare memos, reports, and recommendations for community leadership.
  • Collect and analyze data and survey results
  • Contribute to data sets for planning and ongoing management
  • May solicit, prepare, and administer grants
  • Prepare NEPA documentation, wetland delineation reports, environmental permits, biological assessments, and other environmental compliance documentation
  • Conduct literature research and data collection for environmental investigation and documentation
  • Perform field work associated with the collection of natural resource data
  • Perform complex assignments and make independent decisions on problems and methods

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in urban planning, planning, biology, wildlife management, natural resource management, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, or closely related field
  • 3-5 years of relevant professional work experience. Work experience should include project management, planning, environmental studies, preparing NEPA documentation and environmental permit applications.
  • Experience using ArcGIS to develop figures and perform basic analysis
  • Applicants must be detail-oriented, organized, effective communicators, and team players with a strong focus on quality and client service.

Preferred Qualifications
  • AICP Certification a plus, or
  • Working knowledge of environmental regulations, including NEPA, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, among others
  • Completion of a 40-hour basic wetland delineation training course, focused on application of the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual

JEO Consulting Group, Inc. is a consulting firm with thirteen offices (8 in Nebraska, 2 in Iowa, and 3 in Kansas). JEO offers competitive salaries and benefits including sick and vacation time, flex time, health insurance, an employer contributed 401k, wellness incentives, paid professional licensure fees and memberships, and an annual bonus program.

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