Become part of the team at the oldest state agency in Texas, the Texas General Land Office (GLO). The GLO was formed to determine who owned what and where after Texas won independence. Today, the GLO manages state lands, operates the Alamo, helps Texans recovering from natural disasters, helps fund Texas public education through the Permanent School Fund, provides benefits to Texas Veterans, and manages the vast Texas coast. The successful candidate will consult with program areas to understand and contribute to solutions to address environmental opportunities and needs, and be an integral part of the GLO's Community Development and Revitalization team. To be successful the candidate must model the GLO's competencies of Integrity, Open Communications, Teamwork, Innovation and Proficiency. Performs highly complex to advanced (senior-level) environmental or public health and safety work. Work involves overseeing and reviewing HUD (24 CFR 58) NEPA documents, and evaluating inspections, surveys, assessments, or investigations to ensure compliance with environmental laws; overseeing and evaluating environmental impact; and identifying health and safety hazards and other issues that can affect the health of the environment or population. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision to minimal direction, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Veterans, Reservist or Guardsman with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 92W Water Treatment Specialist (Army), AG Aerographer's Mate (Navy); MST Marine Science Technician (Coast Guard), 8056 Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Staff Noncommissioned Officer/Noncommissioned Officer (Marine) 150X1 Safety (Air Force) or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirement may meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_NaturalResources.pdf In order to receive Veteran's preference, a copy of the DD #214 is required at the time of interview. *This is a federally funded position contingent upon continued funding with the possibility of being extended into other CDR related position or projects. *May be required to pass both Federal and State background checks. PAPER, FAX OR E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Essential Job Elements:
Oversees, reviews, and approves categorical exclusions, environmental assessments, and other HUD 24 CFR 58/NEPA required documents and technical reports to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal environmental or public health laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Oversees and evaluates the environmental or public health impact of infrastructure and housing projects as they relate to the following areas: noise pollution, air and water quality, wetlands and floodplains, hazardous materials, socioeconomic and environmental justice, biological resources, threatened and endangered species, geological areas, contamination and toxic substances, and cultural or historic resources. Coordinates with various state and federal regulatory agencies on the development of Programmatic Agreements and Memoranda’s of Understanding to facilitate environmental clearance; and designs and monitors programs to address and mitigate identified issues. Provides guidance and interpretation on laws, regulations, procedures and HUD's Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) Program requirements to environmental Consultant Providers, Sub recipient’s, Grantees and GLO staff. Oversees the GLOs compliance and environmental monitoring program to demonstrate compliance with HUD 24 CFR 58, which may involve field inspections, coordination with vendors and builders, and report preparation. Conducts audits to ensure environmental records management procedures are being followed as required. Reviews, evaluates, monitors, and/or approves consultant work, research programs, or special studies. May represent the department regarding environmental or public health issues. Plans, develops, recommends, and implements guidelines, policies, and procedures related to HUD 24 CFR 58/NEPA. Performs related work as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in environmental or natural sciences, environmental engineering, public health, or a related field is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Environmental Protection Specialist III Three (3) years of experience in environmental or public health and safety work. Environmental Protection Specialist IV Five (5) years of experience in environmental or public health and safety work.
Five (5) years of experience providing monitoring, regulation, and/or auditing of environmental programs within a state of Texas agency. Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) or other Federally Regulated program experience related to environmental oversight.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of environmental laws and regulations, and of relevant safety practices and techniques. Knowledge of regulations pertaining to HUD 24 CFR 58/NEPA and environmental compliance inspection, and enforcement. Skill in the use of photographic, laboratory, and field testing equipment; in the use of a computer and applicable software; and in the use of research techniques. Ability to interpret laws and regulations, to apply scientific principles, to detect and evaluate environmental or public health hazards, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others. Ability to attend work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency attendance and leave policies.
This position requires the employee to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (moving around the work-site) is routinely required to carry out some duties. This position requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact and communication. It requires the ability to move and position oneself as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The individual must be able to move and transport records, documents, boxes, and all related information and materials, weighing up to 20 pounds when required. The individual must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments.
Other (licenses, certifications, et cetera):
All applications for employment with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) must be submitted electronically by the job closing date through www.WorkInTexas.com. PAPER, FAX OR E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please visit our website at www.glo.texas.gov for more information about applying for a GLO job posting.
The Texas General Land Office/Veterans Land Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. A criminal conviction records check is required for applicants who are selected for a position. The State of Texas requires all males who are 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service to present either proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire. The U.S. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Texas General Land Office is a non-smoking agency. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. In compliance with the FLSA, the GLO compensates overtime work though time off in lieu of payment.