This classification will be responsible for complex staff assignments connected with preparation, review, analysis and presentation of environmental studies and impact assessments for housing and community development projects in compliance with state and federal regulations, including, but not limited to, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) environmental review requirements at 24 CFR Part 58, and brownfield analysis and remediation.
Act as primary authority for the Agency in reviewing and monitoring Agency activities and programs related to compliance with pertinent federal and state environmental laws and regulations on an on-going basis
Act as a primary resource and support to Agency counsel regarding implementation of environmental laws, regulations, and requirements, including updates to the Agency's environmental guidelines
Establish and maintain accurate environmental review records of Agency projects/programs
Data Collection, Synthesis and Analysis
Prepare, or manage the preparation of, a variety of analyses, reports and documentation related to compliance with environmental laws and regulations, including without limitation: CEQA Exemptions, Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, and Addendums; NEPA Exemptions, Categorical Exclusions, and Environmental Assessments; mitigation plans; Phase I and Phase II investigations; and others
Determine data collection methods to be employed in environmental analyses
Conduct consultations such as those required for Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Endangered Species Act, Native American consultations, and others
Environmental and Data Management
Direct, manage and coordinate environmental consultant tasks and review consultant deliverables
Identify grant opportunities, prepare applications, and manage grant agreements for local, state and federal grants and loans, related to environmental investigation and remediation
Study and implement applicable regulations, policies and procedures
Maintain knowledge on current environmental review and assessment requirements, including without limitation, CEQA, NEPA, and HUD environmental review requirements at 24 CFR Part 58
Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, biology, environmental engineering, earth sciences, city and regional planning, or closely related field.
4 years’ experience performing the duties of a Management Analyst level of Environmental Analyst work conducting environmental studies, performing environmental assessments, and environmental impact analysis.
Experience working with housing and community planning and development projects is preferred.
As a condition of employment with SHRA, this employee will be required to complete a COVID-19 vaccination recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (including for emergency use) and provide proof of vaccination to the Human Resources Department prior to employment.