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Environmental Specialist / NEPA/ Flood Plain Manager – Houston, TX
Key team member responsible for assessing and ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and policies, with a particular focus on NEPA requirements. Assists in procedures and programs to evaluate and minimize environmental risks and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements by performing the following duties. This role plays a critical part in managing and minimizing environmental impacts related to projects and activities.
Primary responsibilities and duties:
- Performs NEPA reviews and environmental testing and sampling.
- Conduct HUD Part 58 Environmental compliance requirements.
- Lead or assist in conducting environmental impact assessments for various projects, including development, infrastructure and land-use initiatives.
- Prepare, review and manage NEPA documents, including Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Environmental Assessments (EA).
- Assists environmental project activities including scheduling, tracking, and planning for environmental assessments, site investigations, feasibility studies, and remedial action plans.
- Assists in the development of a compliance strategy(s) to meet regulatory requirements.
- Resolves environmental issues, provides technical assistance and identifies training needs for both internal staff and external customers.
- Manage and facilitate environmental permitting processes, including applications and approvals for required project development.
- Coordinate with regulatory agencies and authorities to secure necessary permits.
- Analyzes, develops, and implements activities to ensure the safe and efficient operation of all remediation efforts.
- Assesses the environmental risk of activities and assists team members of environmental impact.
- Interprets data and observations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry guidelines and advises management accordingly.
- Evaluates current and proposed codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines to determine the impact on current and future programs and activities.
- Prepares technical documentation for management’s use when interacting with regulatory agencies and other internal/external needs.
- Maintains working knowledge of new technologies developed by the industry and government regulations.
- Monitor ongoing projects to ensure continued compliance with NEPA requirements.
Qualifications and experience at this level:
- Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university – Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Biology or a related degree is advantageous; or three or more years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Three (3+) or more years of direct experience in environmental scopes of work.
- Familiar with some or most of the following: Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Coastal Barrier Resources Act, Solid Waste Disposal Act, and Executive Orders 11988 (Floodplains), 11990 (Wetlands) and 12898 (Environmental Justice).
- Certified Floodplain Manager Certification a plus
- Experience in all phases of Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) model
- Demonstrated success working within a multi-disciplinary development team under tight deadlines with demanding clients
Section 3 Compliance Specialist – New York – NY
A Section 3 Compliance Specialist plays a pivotal role in ensuring that organizations or businesses receiving federal funding or contracts adhere to the regulations outlined in Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Act of 1968. This role involves oversight, reporting, and coordination to promote economic opportunities and self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and communities.
- Regulatory Compliance:
- Interpret and stay updated on Section 3 regulations to ensure compliance.
- Advise the organization on how to meet Section 3 requirements.
- Assessment and Monitoring:
- Identify Section 3 eligible residents, businesses, or workers within the community.
- Monitor and document compliance by contractors and subcontractors.
- Outreach and Education:
- Develop and implement outreach programs to inform eligible individuals and businesses about Section 3 opportunities.
- Conduct training and informational sessions to educate stakeholders on their rights and responsibilities.
- Contract Compliance:
- Review and assess federal contracts to determine Section 3 requirements.
- Collaborate with procurement and contract management teams to ensure inclusion of Section 3 clauses in agreements.
- Reporting and Documentation:
- Prepare and submit regular reports to federal agencies and authorities to demonstrate Section 3 compliance.
- Maintain detailed records and documentation related to compliance efforts.
- Partnership Building:
- Foster partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions, and workforce development agencies to connect eligible individuals with employment opportunities.
- Assistance Programs:
- Oversee or coordinate training and employment assistance programs for Section 3 residents.
- Provide guidance on accessing social services and resources to improve self-sufficiency.
- Performance Metrics:
- Develop and implement performance metrics to measure the effectiveness of Section 3 initiatives.
- Identify areas for improvement and suggest strategies to enhance compliance and community impact.
Qualifications and Skills
- A two-year degree in Accounting, Finance, Payroll, or four-year degree in any related major preferred. Public Administration, Business, Community Development, or a related field. A master’s degree is a plus.
- Knowledge of Section 3 regulations and federal contracting requirements.
- Strong Excel skills; Experience with Office 365 including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Ability to receive and react to changes in priorities and implement these changes into the daily schedule to meet deadlines. Organizational skills necessary to prioritize work responsibilities and work with minimal supervision.
- Possess a valid driver s license and an acceptable driving record. A high level of professionalism.
- Working and functional knowledge of SharePoint a plus.
- Some weekend work may be required.
- Bi-lingual in either Spanish or another primary language a plus but not required.
- Experience in compliance, project management, or community outreach.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for outreach and education.
- Ability to work independently, manage deadlines, and handle multiple projects.
- Proficiency in data analysis and reporting.
- Familiarity with community development and economic empowerment programs is advantageous.
The Section 3 Compliance Specialist may work for government agencies, housing authorities, or organizations that receive federal funding or contracts subject to Section 3 compliance. This role often involves a mix of office work, field visits, and community engagement.
**Note:** This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role and general responsibilities. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties, or requirements. The specific responsibilities and tasks of the position may vary based on the organization’s needs and priorities.
New York, NY: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required) – multiple locations across boroughs