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Posting Expires: 2/192020
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Environmental Compliance Specialist
The Environmental Compliance Specialist is responsible for performing duties related to providing oversight and enforcement of various City of Atlanta programs that require environmental reviews that are consistent with 24 CFR Part 58 and/or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including performing onsite investigations, monitoring, reviewing and interpreting technical reports. This is a Senior level professional position. Supervision Received Works under very general supervision. Depending on organization structure, may work independently with responsibility for an assigned function or program.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performs Part 58 reviews for projects utilizing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with Aids (HOPWA), and/or other federal programs.
Reviews projects and their potential environmental impacts to determine whether it complies with NEPA and related laws and authorities; Conducts analysis to determine/understand how projects can affect the environment as well as how the environment could affect the project, site, and end users.
Provides regulatory compliance and administrative support; Maintain internal tracking systems to identify projects; Maintains associated environmental records electronically and paper files; Builds collaborative relationships with city, state and federal governmental regulatory personnel.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable codes, regulations, and standards; reviews new codes and changes to existing codes; maintains an awareness of new methods, materials, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends seminars, workshops, and training sessions as appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, or related discipline supplemented by three years of experience in environmental compliance specifically with HUD (Housing and Urban Development), CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, and/or other federal programs or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Preferred Qualifications Education & Experience
Masters degree in Environmental Sciences, finance, accounting or related field (Equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the masters degree on an exception basis) with 5 years' of financial experience.
Licensures and Certifications
Essential Capabilities and Work Environment
Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.
Job Type: Full-time
- Environmental Compliance: 3 years (Required)