Environmental Specialist II Position Description Blackwater Environmental Group, LLC is a growing small business formed in 2009 with the goal of supporting agencies in the transportation industry to make better, more informed decisions on environmental matters by incorporating environmental and community values early in the planning process. Blackwater is involved in several high-profile, top- priority transportation and infrastructure projects in Maryland and is currently seeking to fill two Environmental Specialist II positions.
Required Education, Skills and Experience • Bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field; • 4-10 years of practical experience in environmental planning preparing NEPA documentation including EIS, EA/FONSI, and CE documents. • Solid understanding of environmental regulations such as NEPA, Section 4(f), Section 106, Section 404, Section 7, and Environmental Justice; • Experience authoring and preparing technical reports such as Indirect and Cumulative Effects, Community Effect Assessments/Environmental Justice Studies; • Experience coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies to facilitate environmental review; • Independent research, data collection, and impact analysis experience; • Proven ability to successfully work independently and have strong problem-solving abilities; and • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Preferred Education, Skills and Experience • Master’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, or a related field. • Preparing NEPA documents for transportation projects preferred but not required. • Technical expertise in one or more areas including noise, air, hazardous waste, cultural resources and/or natural resources. Other Duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. • Prepare environmental (NEPA) documentation including CE, EA, EIS; • Prepare and document Section 4(f) Evaluations; • Complete technical environmental studies such as CEA, ICE, noise, air, etc. • Conduct resource agency coordination; • Review engineering plans to ascertain environmental impacts; • Develop mitigation strategies and/or alternatives to minimize impacts to resources; • Provide environmental policy guidance to clients. Company Benefits This position has potential for career advancement. We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience and a benefits package including health insurance, paid time off and a retirement plan with company matching. Blackwater also offers professional development compensation including certifications, advanced education courses and training. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Office Manager, Julie Newman: ju...@blackwaterenvironmentalgroup.com.