Environmental Professional - Puerto Rico
The ICF Disaster Management division works with government agencies and communities to design and implement recovery programs and deliver increased resilience after a disaster strikes. Our functional expertise is in program management and operations, planning and preparedness, technical assistance and training, strategic communications and outreach, compliance and monitoring, implementation, and performance measurement and evaluation. Clients include states and localities administering HUD and FEMA funded disaster recovery and mitigation programs. We often work in close collaboration with ICF experts across the firm on related issues such as energy efficiency and green building, infrastructure, financial literacy, sustainable community development, and workforce development. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals to pursue their passions and generate results.
ICF seeks an Environmental Professional to support Disaster Recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. The position requires a self-motivated candidate able to work as part of project teams, where he/she will prepare HUD environmental reviews per 24 CFR Part 58 (exempt, categorically excluded not subject to 58.5, categorically excluded subject to 58.5, environmental assessments and environmental impact statements). Successful candidates may also be required to review the environmental reviews prepared by other environmental professionals for compliance. The position covers a variety of recovery projects and involves preparation of environmental reviews under federal, state, and local laws; site assessments; soil and groundwater investigations and remediation systems; wetland delineations; cultural resources surveys; and other environmental investigations. This person will be a member of teams providing environmental consulting services to government clients.
The ideal candidate will maintain awareness, knowledge and applicability of most recent federal and local environmental laws, regulations and policies that may apply to the client’s CDBG-DR programs. Additionally, you will participate in the development of tools to perform preliminary environmental evaluations to determine eligibility of project pre-application under CDBG-DR programs.
Additional Key Responsibilities
- Develop work plan to perform environmental related studies, analysis of impacts and recommendations for projects under CDBG-DR programs. Including cost effective solutions required to be considered in construction documentation.
- Prepare all required documentation to comply with NEPA, 24 CFR Part 58 all applicable environmental related laws and regulations in Puerto Rico.
- Coordinate and implement the most current and applicable best practices for environmental reviews under CDBG-DR Infrastructure Programs.
- Develop all documentation required to accomplish environmental reviews under CDBG-DR programs (for example: project description, maps, photographs, studies, consultation and other correspondence, public notices, programmatic agreements, etc.)
- Evaluate, identify and implement all necessary activities to perform environmental review considering project aggregations (whenever is necessary) in CDBG-DR programs.
- Provide all necessary support to the PRDOH to develop and process activities regarding requests for release of funds for CDBG-DR programs.
- Coordinate and support monitoring activities for environmental compliance for construction projects under CDBG-DR programs.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher education in Environmental Science, Biology, Archaeology, Geology or similar field.
- Leadership experience with the environmental clearance of federally funded programs involving construction work.
- Must have completed Categorical Exclusions (CE) not Subject to 58.5, CEs Subject to 58.5, and Environmental Assessments for HUD funded infrastructure projects within the past five (5) years.
- Must have been involved in the completion of an Environmental Impact Statement for federally funded construction project(s).
- Bi-lingual in English and Spanish fluency or literacy preferred
Team player with strong problem-solving skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, good organizational skills, a willingness to learn, the ability to self-manage multiple tasks and priorities, and the willingness to seek help from senior staff as needed.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
This job is a Section 3 eligible job opportunity. We encourage applications from individuals that are low income and/or living in Public Housing.
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Puerto Rico (PR01)