Environmental Specialist II - NEW HIGHER SALARY!

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NC Department of Transportation
Raleigh, NC, United States

Phone: 919.707.4436
Web Site: https://www.ncdot.gov/careers

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Environmental Specialist II - NEW HIGHER SALARY!


Raleigh, NC 


47,959 - 83,928

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NEW HIGHER PAY: $47,959 – $83,928
The Challenge
We're looking for an experienced Environmental Specialist to join our Environmental Analysis unit's Mitigation and Modeling (M&M) team.  Our unit supports the development of sustainable transportation infrastructure that minimizes impacts on the human and natural environment.
In this role you will:
  • Assist our M&M team with the implementation and ongoing enhancements of GIS modeling, data analysis, and Project ATLAS.
  • Coordinate with consulting teams to create/update/maintain predictive models for wetlands, protected species habitats and other environmental features to assist with project planning and delivery.
  • Assist in the identification and creation of variables, run models in statistical software and develop outputs as data layers.
  • Coordinate field verifications with consultants.
  • Support Project ATLAS, a multi-disciplinary application to provide project managers with GIS data and project-related information to assist in streamlining project delivery.
  • Provide and promote teamwork and collaboration - a key component of this position due to the size and complexity of Project ATLAS, requiring coordination and effective communications with NCDOT business units, private engineering firms, external agencies, and management.
  • Explain complex technical subjects to stakeholders with diverse understanding of modeling/GIS backgrounds.
  • Learn and apply your understanding of the modeling/GIS needs of our business units and other stakeholders, and translate these needs to ATLAS enhancement requirements.
  • Assess Group identify GIS data, new technologies, streamline opportunities, and communicate business intelligence to Central and Division offices, resource agencies, and external stakeholders.
  • Lead our ATLAS training and customer support while documenting and reporting user feedback.
  • Perform field work, including wetland delineations, habitat assessments, stream origin determinations, NCWAM/ NCSAM assessments, field reconnaissance, county tax office research, and landowner meetings.
  • Perform special project duties supporting project delivery for the M&M Group.
  • Gain a solid understanding of the Clean Water Act, 404 and 401 permitting, NEPA, and the Federal Mitigation Rule, and how they pertain to transportation projects.
  • Apply your knowledge of basic statistical analysis, and experience with GIS, AGOL and R software to making an impact.
What You Bring
  • Computer skills and experience with ESRI ArcGIS, including ArcPro and ArcGIS Online.
  •  Experience with the principles of natural science, environmental science, geography, geographic information systems, statistics, or modeling related to transportation planning and environmental assessment.
  • Knowledge of environmental modeling concepts including basic statistical analysis and development of spatial layers for use in predictive modeling.
  • Experience solving problems, resolving conflicts, and applying critical thinking to complex environmental issues.
  • Experience relaying complex technical issues in a manner understandable by groups representing a variety of disciplines and experience levels.
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum and
  • 2+ years of relevant experience, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Call me: Charlene Phillips at 919-707-6060.
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