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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America
Boise, Idaho, United States of America
JOB #R2206055

Environmental Planner Mountain West Remote

Environmental Planner

Mountain West Remote

ICF is seeking a mid-level Environmental Planner to support our Environment & Planning Division’s Mountain West Region. 

We provide expertise in environmental compliance for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other special purpose environmental regulations. We prepare Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and Environmental Assessments (EAs) for complex and often controversial projects nationwide and abroad, including energy, transportation, and other infrastructure projects and regulatory programs. We manage environmental review processes that include consultation with regulatory agencies; public involvement; analysis of topics such as air quality, climate, noise, cultural and historic resources, socioeconomics, environmental justice, and other impacts.  Our clients include numerous federal, state, and international agencies and private companies. Our staff work on the most current and important issues facing this region including land use planning for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and NEPA processes for energy development, renewable energy, mining, and management of land use, water, recreation, and other resources. We provide a range of services including:

  • Conducting NEPA and related processes for the BLM and other federal agencies’ land use planning efforts (e.g., resource management plans)

  • Reviewing and assessing completeness and legal adequacy of permitting

  • Responding to public comments and leading communications/public outreach for federal and private sector clients

  • Performing technical services including biological surveys and studies, air quality analysis, noise impact assessments and other resource-related studies across a range of disciplines.

A mid-level Environmental Planner works on multiple projects, interacts with all levels of staff, and will apply their academic and past work experience knowledge to a wide variety of complex projects. You will work directly with clients and senior staff, as well as internal and external experts in their field of expertise. This position trains, develops and may direct the work of junior staff. Successful applicants to this position would be responsible for planning and completing major project tasks related to the development and delivery of accurate, timely, and high-quality products and services. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Federal agency headquarters environmental support, including NEPA compliance for the BLM and USFS.

  • Applies NEPA and related requirements for the BLM and other agencies, including regular collaboration with the agency staff.

  • Federal, state, and local permitting and compliance for renewable and traditional energy, transmission, mining, and other projects in compliance with NEPA, and other regulations.

  • Technical services including biological surveys and studies, air quality analysis, noise impact assessments and other resource-related studies across a range of disciplines.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in natural or physical science, public policy, economics, environmental management, or related subjects.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in preparing and/or reviewing NEPA documents.

  • 1 year in a project management or management support role for projects that involve compliance with federal or state environmental regulations. Must be able to oversee, direct, and mentor junior staff to meet technical, financial, and schedule goals.

Additional Skills

  • Recent working experience with BLM and/or USFS regulations and policies, in particular for land use planning efforts.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, including ability to prioritize and multi-task under strict deadlines.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to succeed with new and challenging tasks.

  • Experience with developing and maintaining project schedules, budgets, and experience writing proposals.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access) and any project specific software programs.

  • Sets challenging and measurable and sustainable goals in collaboration with manager(s).

  • Identifies and meets the needs of clients within established guidelines.

  • Understands task expectations and how tasks fit in the overall project.

  • Works collaboratively with project team and client to achieve established goals.

  • Organizes written work in a manner that is clear, easy to follow, and tailored for the intended audience.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is

$68,658.00 - $116,718.00

Colorado Remote Office (CO99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.
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