Metropolitan Transportation Commission
$40.00 - $50.00 hourly, DOQ
Apply By: Open Until Filled
Working for Local Government Services and assigned to Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the person in this position will work closely with the Principal of Major Projects and other inter- and intra-agency staff to manage and coordinate the development of CEQA documents, particularly the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), Plan Bay Area 2040.
Typical assignments include:
• Managing the preparation of CEQA documents.
• Administering consultant contracts including advertising, selection and negotiating contracts following the state and federal RFP and RFQ process.
• Coordinating with state and federal agencies and other regulatory and resource agencies, county transportation authorities, local jurisdictions, and environmental and land use planners.
• Preparing, coordinating, and facilitating project scoping meetings and workshops.
• Coordinating with technical experts on such topics as transportation, air quality, land use, energy, climate change and greenhouse gases, noise, geology and seismicity, and water, biological, visual and cultural resources.
• Reviewing CEQA documents prepared by consultants.
• Reviewing work to ensure that all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations are followed.
• Working closely with legal counsel.
• Working closely with other agency staff to communicate findings and policy considerations from regional planning work and data indicators on transportation, land use, air quality and other environmental indicators.
• Writing and editing major project deliverables and final reports, including presenting complex work publicly in front of challenging audiences.
• Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, in an appropriate discipline, such as Planning, Engineering, Geography or Environmental Studies
• Preference will be given to those applicants with a Master’s degree. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with the application.)
• Minimum 5-10 years of experience of managing/leading major environmental documents. A Master’s degree in an applicable field may be considered equivalent to two years of experience.
• CEQA environmental experience is required; CEQA experience on programmatic environmental documents, particularly related to transportation projects/programs and land use/growth management plans is preferred.
• Advanced understanding of federal, state and regional environmental planning practices, procedures, regulations, and statutes as they relate to transportation projects in California.
• The candidate should have the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit an online application via the web address of https://www.calopps.org/profile_agency.cfm?id=74. You may cut and paste your cover letter and resume into section entitled “Other Comments”