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NEPA Project Manager
Job Code:2019-GBI-016
Location:Reno
State:Nevada
Program:Great Basin Institute
Contract Length:Over 12 Months
  

Job Description:
Great Basin Institute is looking for a NEPA Project Manager or Senior NEPA Project Manager to join our Reno office. The selected individual will be part of the Natural Resources and Planning team supporting various projects throughout the West. 
 
GBI’s Natural Resources and Planning team is comprised of project managers, NEPA specialists, biologists, botanists, cultural resource specialists, planners, water resource professionals, and environmental compliance specialists. Our office offers a unique work environment that values leadership at all levels, employee engagement, commitment to quality and partnerships, and fun. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is motivated to work in a team environment, cultivate their leadership skills, and pursue and deliver complex NEPA projects across the western United States. We work to support our agency partners’ needs across multiple branches of the federal government.
 
This position is a permanent, full-time position and will be responsible for leading interactions with both regulatory agencies and clients, leading interdisciplinary teams, mentoring staff, leading and performing environmental impact analyses, facilitating public and agency outreach, and providing quality assurance and leadership during the development of Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs). 

Specific responsibilities include:
- Write and manage the preparation of EAs and EISs addressing the development and revision of federal land use plans, issuance of rights-of-way, approvals, and/or leases for vegetation management, fuels reduction, ecological restoration, , renewable energy, roadways, and other similar projects.
- Assist teams by providing technical oversight and guidance for the preparation of key aspects of NEPA documents and the NEPA process including: Pre-NOI activities and project planning; development of the description of the proposed action and purpose and need; NEPA document structuring and content planning; public scoping; public comment review and response; and Decision Memos and Notices, Records of Decisions, and Findings of No Significant Impact. 
- Support or lead the preparation of technical documents that support NEPA processes including Plans of Operation, Plans of Development, project descriptions, and technical resource inventories and analyses. 
- Mentor early and mid-career staff in the development of their skills in NEPA analysis and document preparation, client and agency interactions, and business development.
- Lead and perform development activities including developing capture plans, strategic positioning, maintaining agency and client perceptions of GBI through regular interactions and marketing outreach, and proposal and cost estimate preparation.
- Demonstrate excellent leadership behavior and professionalism while providing leadership at the project, team, and office level. 
 

Contract Timeline:
Beginning October 2019 (Start date can be flexible)

Location:
Reno, NV

Compensation and Benefits:
- $70,000 - $85,000 DOE
- Full medical, dental, vision, 401K @ 4% match
- Flexible work schedule with generous vacation & sick benefits

Job Qualifications:
We seek an individual who brings demonstrated experience in NEPA project management, environmental analysis, and agency consultation.

We seek the following specific qualities:

- A minimum of 5 years of NEPA document preparation and project management experience in environmental consulting. Experience should include complex, multi-disciplinary projects; leading meetings with clients and agencies; directing project teams, including subcontractors; preparing or directing staff in the preparation of technical studies and NEPA documents; and setting and adhering to project budgets and delivery schedules.
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in environmental planning, environmental science, biology, environmental science, natural resource management, planning, geology or other science-related field. Although not required, candidates with advanced degrees will be considered and are strongly urged to apply.
- A working knowledge of federal and state environmental regulations including NEPA and state equivalence, the National Forest Management Act (NFMA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Secretarial Order 3355, and the ability to develop project execution plans to satisfy regulatory compliance.
- A working understanding of agency internal processes and procedures and positive existing relationships with federal land management and regulatory agencies including the, U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and/or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
- Experience with public lands and natural resource issues in Nevada, California and surrounding states.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence; attention to detail; and organization, schedule, and budget management skills.
- Ability to be recognized by clients and agencies as a NEPA project manager that is capable of leading an EIS from NOI to ROD.
 

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