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Engineer, Biologist, Scientist Program Manager

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District Regulatory Division is currently recruiting for a GS-13 Interdisciplinary Regulatory Transportation Program Manager position in our Technical Services Branch, located in Nashville, Chattanooga, or Lenoir City, Tennessee. This interdisciplinary, non-supervisory science or engineering position leads our high-performing technical scientist and engineer team dedicated to the Regulatory review and Section 10/404 permitting of TDOT highway infrastructure projects throughout the state of Tennessee.  The selectee will spend a majority of time self-managing projects and will also have responsibilities as team lead. The announcement is open with a closing date of Monday September 25, 2023.



Monitor compliance with permits issued for transportation projects in Tennessee. Develops and recommends resolution of enforcement actions. Develop procedures to implement directives from higher authority, manages, and evaluates transportation program activities throughout the state. Meet with customers, including DOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), to identify customers needs and priorities to better manage customer expectations and regulatory resource needs. Advise lower-grade employees on procedural aspects of the regulatory program, including but not limited to the preparation of public notices, letters, EAs, and correspondence. Review and coordinate work prepared in either draft or final form by lower grade employees, for technical accuracy and adherence to policy. Recommend and coordinate production goals, priorities, and major work schedules with the appropriate supervisor(s) and provides to the Regulatory Office Chief for approval. Monitor resource needs and provides feedback to Regulatory Office Chief for budget and manpower forecasting. Provide advice and technical assistance to lower grade employees on technical aspects of determining jurisdiction, evaluating impacts to waters of the United States, and documenting decisions. Evaluate Department of the Army (DA) permit applications for transportation projects to include activities in water and/or navigable waters of the United States within regulatory authority of Clean Water Act and Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.Prepare environmental assessments, statement of findings, decision documents, and detailed field-based site evaluations to establish baseline environmental conditions. Assist in the management of the District regulatory program through the development, administration, and implementation of programmatic initiatives and requirements related to transportation projects. Serve as the Regulatory Division representative on groups and task forces to complete assignments related to special regulatory initiatives directed toward effective and efficient application of the regulatory program.



A degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a related discipline, OR

A degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics, OR

A degree in geography; or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, OR

A bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in engineering.

To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, you must have:

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes working with environmental principles, regulations, policies, procedures, laws, and techniques to critically evaluate non-routine Section 404 Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act permit applications for compliance with legal standards; Identifying, interpreting, and evaluating complex regulatory factors and related environmental, cultural, and social conditions to prepare or evaluate the adequacy of environmental documentation or similar analyses (such as those conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act, Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines, Endangered Species Act, and National Historic Preservation Act); evaluating permit compliance and conduct non-routine investigations/ field work related to regulatory permits; developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes and procedures to monitor productivity of the regulatory program. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).



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