Staffing Request # LA-558 (Backfill) Submitted by: Stewart Averitt, FEMA-TAC Liaison Date: 2/24/2014 Positions: (2) Senior Environmental Specialist positions – NISTAC Only This request is for two (2) Senior Environmental Specialist positions in the EHP Group, located out of the Algiers LRO office. The successful candidate should possess the following skill set and experience/qualifications: The Senior Environmental Specialist serves as a technical specialist who will write and complete Environmental Assessments and associated FONSI’s. Additional duties include planning, coordinating, monitoring, conducting, and completing environmental reviews for FEMA-funded (in part or whole) projects under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and all other applicable environmental and historic preservation laws, executive orders (EOs), regulations, and other statutes. Working with the LRO Environmental Liaison Officer (ELO) and the Deputy Environmental Liaison Officer (DELO) coordinates the approval of non-routine and complex reviews. Qualifications/Skill Set Prior FEMA experience is preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with the Federal laws and statues including NEPA, the Clean Water Act, Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, Endangered Species Act, Coastal Barrier Resources Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, E.O. 11593 Cultural Environmental; National Historic Preservation Act, Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, E.O. 12898 Environmental Justice. Knowledge of statues, regulations, licensing/permitting requirements, and precedent decisions governing environmental operations sufficient to use in planning, implementing, or monitoring environmental programs and services. Analytical skills to evaluate program operations and goals, recommend solutions to problems, and to interpret and apply regulations and policy in developing operational guidelines and in counseling field practitioners. Ability to work effectively and independently and as a member of a team to accomplish assigned tasks. Written and oral communication abilities with associated computer skills to produce clearly written Environmental Assessments, reports, and correspondence. This should be a minimum of a 90 day deployment, with option of extending for longer depending on operational need. Please forward notice if you can provide a candidate that matches the skill set identified in this staff request.