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NEPA/CEQA Environmental Planner (Mid-Career/Experienced)

Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Livermore
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

About SandiaSandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwideExtraordinary co-workersSome of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the worldCareer advancement and enrichment opportunitiesFlexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: These benefits vary by job classification.What Your Job Will Be LikeWe are seeking a highly motivated and detail oriented NEPA/CEQA Environmental Planner (job title: Environmental Technical Professional) to join our Environmental Management Department. In this role, you will provide NEPA project evaluations and environmental support to Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore, California.On any given day, you may be called on to:Conduct site surveys, meet with project leads, analyze regulations, and document the impacts and permitting needs of projects that are implemented at the facilityObtain a variety of environmental permitsConduct NEPA evaluations of projects for compliance with DOE's NEPA regulations and guidanceConduct CEQA evaluations of projects when such evaluations result from projectsPrepare other environmental reports for the Livermore laboratoryIn support of the NEPA and CEQA planning task listed above, you may be required to perform the following additional environmental assessment and study services including:Conduct field surveys to evaluate project's descriptionsMeet with various staff, DOE representatives, and regulatory agency staff to plan and conduct NEPA and CQA project workDevelop procedures and training materials to communicate program requirementsAssist with ecological and cultural programs by overseeing technical experts conducting this workFollow safety and security requirements for the laboratoryParticipate in ISO14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) site wide program development and complianceParticipate in site environmental audits and inspections by regulatory agenciesCoordinate environmental assessment and other environmental duties by conducting project meetings and preparing meeting informationCreate and implement project schedules so that environmental reviews are conducted in a timely mannerBe responsive to customer requests from other departmentsDue to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite at least 40% of the time, depending on business needs. NEPA specialist is expected to be onsite within a few hours in response to inspection needs.Qualifications We RequireBachelor's degree in relevant discipline such as environmental studies or urban planning, plus five years of experience in general environmental compliance and/or permitting or equivalent combination of education and experienceExperience in NEPA/CEQAProficiency in Microsoft Office such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPointAbility to obtain and maintain DOE Q-level security clearanceQualifications We DesireExcellent written and verbal communication skillsExperience with submitting CEQA/NEPA documents to regulatory agenciesExperience with submitting environmental permit applications to regulatory agenciesNEPA/CEQA course completionExperience with reviewing ecological studies, such as biological assessments, and experience with government-to-government consultations with USFWS on biological assessments and biological opinionsExperience with integrating cultural resources evaluations in NEPA/CEQA evaluationsAbout Our TeamThe SNL/California Environmental Management Department is responsible for the implementation of all environmental programs and activities at the Livermore site in support of research and development in combustion, bio-defense, energy and nuclear security disciplines. The department implements five Environmental programs (Air Quality, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Planning, Waste Management and Environmental Sustainability).Posting DurationThis posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the 'posting date'. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.Security ClearanceSandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.EEOAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.NNSA Requirements for MedPEDsIf you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Keywords: Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore , NEPA/CEQA Environmental Planner (Mid-Career/Experienced), Other , Livermore, California

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