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Environmental and Historic Preservation Liaison

Germantown Maryland United States
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Join us.Job DescriptionJob DescriptionAECOM is looking for full-time Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) Liaisons to to support a contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program supporting FEMA’s four Consolidated Resource Centers (CRC). This work is 100% remote and is based on the contingencies listed in the minimum requirements and additional information below. Project Overview:  FEMA’s PA Program provides supplemental funding to state and local governments and eligible private nonprofits, Indian tribal governments, and Alaska Native villages for disaster-related debris removal, emergency protective measures, and restoration of damaged infrastructure.  AECOM will support these efforts by providing FEMA a wide range of technical and program management services to support four CRCs processing grant applications and validating/preparing damage description and dimensions, scopes of work, and cost estimates and conducting compliance reviews across multiple disasters. Position Description: The EHP Liaisons conducts EHP reviews on Public Assistance (PA) grant applications for disaster recovery projects in the completed, standard, and specialized lanes within FEMA’s PA delivery model.  The EHP Liaison will identify and resolve Special Considerations issues pertaining to environmental, floodplain management, and historic preservation laws, regulations, and Executive Orders prior to initiation of disaster-related work. The CRC EHP Liaison is responsible for maintaining communication with EHP staff in the field to ensure EHP considerations are identified, documented, and communicated to the appropriate parties.  The EHP Liaison will document and address EHP inquiries from CRC PA Staff; coordinate and communicate with appropriate stakeholders to address project-specific questions as needed. The EHP Liaison must attend daily stand-up meetings and complete required daily, weekly, and monthly reports. A successful CRC EHP Liaison will focus on remaining customer‐centric throughout the delivery of PA to Applicants. This includes having and maintaining knowledge of applicable EHP laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, time management skills, excellent communications skills and technical aptitude. More specifically, the performance of CRC EHP Liaison is evaluated on the following:Early identification and appropriate communication of EHP emerging issues areas of concern.Provision of accurate and timely information on EHP considerations to CRC PA staff.Ongoing coordination and communication with PA and EHP staff in the JFO and CRC.Achieving performance objectives established by the Lane ManagerThe EHP Liaison will use FEMA’s Grants Manager (GM) system.  FEMA’s Grants Manager system is used to assign and track actions throughout PA project development, and to collect all PA project-related information and documents, including correspondence. Specific EHP Specialist requirements by discipline: Environmental SpecialistAssist FEMA with actions taken for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental lawsIdentify documents and agreements that could expedite compliance (e.g., Programmatic Category Exclusions)Prepare Environmental Assessments when needed for NEPA compliancePrepare Biological Assessments when needed for Endangered Species Act complianceFloodplain Management SpecialistObtain existing resources that can be used to facilitate reviews (e.g., Flood Insurance Rate Maps, Advisory Base Flood Elevations, Floodplain Information Reports, high water mark determinations, and remote sensing data)Conduct reviews of projects in the floodplain in accordance with the eight-step process defined in 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 9Assist FEMA with actions taken for compliance with Executive Order 11988Historic Preservation SpecialistExchange information on potential historic impacts with State Historic Preservation Officer, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, State emergency management staff, or tribal government personnelAssist FEMA with actions taken for compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Sections 106 and 110Ensure compliance with 36 CFR Part 800 QualificationsMinimum Requirements :US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain DHS Public TrustBachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning, Science, or closely related field with 2+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalence of experience and/or education.Preferred Qualifications :FEMA PA and/or CRC experience is preferred, but not required.Preferred background includes 2+ years of experience in environmental and/or historic preservation. Ideal disciplines include environmental planners, archaeologists, architectural historians, biologists, health scientists, floodplain managers, and water resource specialists. Current DHS Public Trust clearance/badgeExperience with FEMA Grants ManagerFlexible work style with the ability to immediately adapt to changing prioritiesAble to work independently, in a team environment and under stressful conditions with tight deadlines and able to handle tense situations diplomaticallyDemonstrated behavior of flexibility, adaptability, professionalismAdditional InformationThis project has a heavy focus on production and quality-focused project. Staff must be committed to completing the work efficiently and accurately.  Work will be monitored and reviewed regularly.The U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) Personnel Security Division requires all disaster personnel to be U.S. citizens and be able to successfully pass a background investigation.As this is a fully remote position, relocation assistance is not available.Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range: $60,000- $75,000.AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.#LI-SG1About AECOMAECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM. Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.