National Environmental Policy Act Analyst

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
21 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU. CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DOD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit

Position Summary

A National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Analyst (Research Associate II Special) positon is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position will provide technical NEPA expertise and support in addition to environmental compliance and outreach for the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Support includes the coordination for environmental assessments with the Federal sponsor and reviewing projects for the Environmental Division. This position is located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Required Job Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
  • BS/BA in environmental planning, natural resources, cultural resources or related field, plus at least 3 years relevant experience is required.
  • A minimum of one year of experience in preparation of NEPA documentation and project management.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by proposed start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of NEPA requirements and procedures.
  • Experience working with federal or state land management and environmental programs.
  • Experience in preparing environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and categorical exclusion documents.
  • Experience in project management and coordination among multiple agencies and stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational skills, effective writing and oral communication abilities, and an understanding of conflict resolution techniques.
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe programs, and ArcGIS.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Subject Matter Expert/ National Environmental Policy Act Duty/Responsibility

The successful applicant will provide technical NEPA expertise and support to the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright, Alaska (USAG FWA) as part of the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division NEPA Branch. The NEPA Branch is responsible for providing sound analysis of environmental impacts from proposed actions occurring on and around USAG FWA lands. This includes the development and coordination for environmental assessments with the Federal sponsor (Fort Wainwright NEPA Program Manager).

Percentage Of Time 60 Job Duty Category Environmental Compliance/Outreach Duty/Responsibility

The selected candidate will provide support in reviewing projects for the Environmental Division and determine the applicability of impacts from various environmental resource areas and assign Categorical Exclusions per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), where applicable. The individual will work with various military stakeholders to capture concerns and make determinations related to the proposals. The individual will also assist project proponents on completion of applicable environmental requirements such as permits and/or consultations. The individual will ensure the proposed action complies with the Council on Environmental Quality National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Regulations outlined in 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 and the Army’s Environmental Analysis of Army Actions outlined in 32 CFR Part 651, as well as Army Regulation 200-1 Environmental Protection and Enhancement and all applicable environmental laws and regulations.

Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Reporting Duty/Responsibility

Tracks project for monthly/quarterly reports.

Percentage Of Time 5

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than December 3, 2017, 11:59 pm (MT) for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

  1. Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications)
  4. Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.

References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Special Requirements/Other - • Candidate must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for employment

Search Contact Jacie Ullrich

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.