Bring your passion for the environment and drive to make a difference in your state to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as the Aeronautical Environmental Coordinator!
In this role, you will have the opportunity to evaluate environmental impacts relative to endangered resources, species, wetlands, and hazardous wildlife as they relate to aeronautical development and implementation.
This position will provide advice and guidance to Bureau staff on Federal Aviation Administration environmental policies, rules, regulations and guidelines, as well as guidance on National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA)/Wisconsin Environmental Protection Agency (WEPA) compliance on wetlands, waterways, wildlife and endangered species issues as they relate to aviation issues and airport development statewide. In addition, this position will assist in the preparation and/or review of environmental documents and permit applications for airport projects statewide as well assist in the review of environmental documents prepared by consultants. The incumbent will also be responsible for coordinating erosion control and storm water management activities as they relate to airport develop activities statewide; providing environmental guidance to Bureau staff and consultants on project level erosion control and storm water management analysis applicants and techniques relative to aeronautical projects; assisting the Bureau's wildlife technical expert of wildlife hazards and mitigation; providing support and collaboration regarding wildlife hazards on and near airports; and act as the Bureau Liaison with environmental agencies to maintain working relationships with agency representatives and keep abreast of the latest environmental issues as they relate to aviation across the state.
A qualified candidate will have experience with all of the following:
Preparing and reviewing environmental documents for accuracy, completeness, and conformance with laws, regulations, and/or procedures
Collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders, which may include other resource agencies such as Wisconsin DNR, Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife, etc.
Interpreting and applying complex laws, rules, or regulations which may include National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA), Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1996, Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, Section 6(f) of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, etc.
Additional Salary Information: A twelve-month probationary period will be required.