Environmental Review Specialist (SCA-523)

San Francisco, CA
SEE Program
San Francisco, CA
21.01  Hourly
21.01  Hourly
Monday - Friday, Days
Environmental Review Specialist
ID: SCA-523 Location: San Francisco Program: SEE  
Wage/Hr: $21.01 Hours/Week: 40 hours per week, Monday- Friday, Days Minimum Age: 55  

Being Age 55 or Older is Good for The Environment! The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program offers unique opportunities in Scientific, Technical, and Administrative / Office support for individuals age 55 and over to support the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a grant administered program through National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued. The EPA provides a wonderful work atmosphere, and you'll be working side-by-side with EPA staff that are doing important work every day. Pay Rate: $21.01 per hour. Benefits Include: Paid Health Insurance Premium, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Federal Holidays, One Paid Personal Holiday, Vision and Dental Insurance also available as an optional payroll deduction. Background investigation including fingerprinting and identification verification required. Due to COVID-19, this position may be 100% remote until instructions are given on when to safely return to the EPA facility. Local applicants only please. Please note that due to EPA Policy, this opportunity only applies to United States Citizens.  
Please provide a brief cover letter with sample or explanation of experience with Environmental Impact Statements.


Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in writing or reviewing Environmental Impact Statements. OR BA/BS Degree in Environmental Studies, Physical Science, (e.g. Geochemistry, Chemistry, Geology, Oceanography), Biological Sciences (Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Botany), Forestry, Engineering, or Environmental Health.

  • Desired experience (experience in any of these would be a plus, but none is required):
  • Working with Department of Interior bureaus or services, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Transportation agencies, or the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Hardrock mine or dam engineering
  • Renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal) or petroleum-based energy projects
  • Health impact analysis
  • Air quality modeling and/or air general conformity analyses
  • Environmental Justice Assessment
  • Forest Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Writing or reviewing National Environmental Policy Act documents
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience required with MS Word, SharePoint
  • MS Office (Word, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams)

Provide expert advice and policy evaluation regarding National Environmental Policy Act review, impact of federal actions on the environment and/or public health, and emerging environmental impact analysis, methodology, and mitigation. Independently analyze and research emerging technologies and current federal agency policies, guidances, and technical directives. Function as subject matter expert regarding renewable energy, petroleum-based technologies, natural resources and other sectors, as assigned. The work is highly deadline-oriented and fast paced, requiring expert ability to concurrently manage multiple complex, large landscape-scale project analyses, and requires professional judgment for coordination and interagency meetings and calls with federal agency partners and stakeholders regarding the assigned sector.

  • Provide expert advice and policy evaluation regarding Clean Air Act Section 309 National Environmental Policy Act reviews and impact of federal actions on the environment and/or public health   50%
  • Research, analyze, and summarize federal agency policies, emerging technologies, and innovative mitigation strategies   20%
  • Prepare initial draft comment letters with accurate technical and scientific content   15%
  • Serve as subject matter expert and technical resource for EPA staff   15%

  • May be asked to attend occasional conferences or workshops sponsored by EPA, other Federal agencies, or other technical organizations, as appropriate. Otherwise, most training will be on-the-job training. EPA sponsored training that may be offered include NEPA Clean Air Act Section 309 Training, Clean Water Act Section 404 Training and others.
  • Overnight travel: Potential exists for overnight travel 1-3 times per years for 2-4 days each trip, but not required.
  • Air travel anticipated: Potential exists for overnight travel 1-3 times per years for 2-4 days each trip, but not required.

NOWCC is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form when hiring and administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NOWCC?s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in hiring enrollees in the federal programs.