Community Planner (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees) Job in Chicago, Illinois – Department of Transportation

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Community Planner (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees) – Chicago, Illinois
Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
Job ID: 481237
Start Date: 07/14/2021
End Date: 08/02/2021

Qualification Summary
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Mandatory Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet either the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration. To qualify for the GS-11 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09 it must include: Experience in assisting with principles and practices of transportation planning.
Experience in assisting with grants management.
Experience in managing projects and environmental review processes.
Experience in reviewing and analyzing assessment methods related to the National Environmental Policy Act, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and Section 4(f) Requirements for the types of environmental and community impacts that occur with transportation projects, and in mitigating those impacts. To qualify for the GS-11 on Education alone, you must have: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application. To qualify for the GS-12 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11 it must include: Experience with federal transportation planning requirements and grants management principles.
Experience in conducting technical analysis of documents and projects and developing appropriate review or response documents regarding matters of policy and/or grant administration.
Experience in managing transportation program/s and environmental review processes.
Experience in reviewing and analyzing assessment methods related to the National Environmental Policy Act, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and Section 4(f) Requirements for the types of environmental and community impacts that occur with transportation projects, and in mitigating those impacts You cannot qualify on education at the GS-12 level; you must have experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Federal, State, Metropolitan and Local Transportation Planning Processes – Basic knowledge of transportation planning processes (i.e., federal, state, metropolitan or local). Demonstrates the ability to work with MPO/TMA and State DOT’s on the planning process.
Transportation Planning – Intermediate knowledge of missions, functions, and organizational structure of the agency and its offices; mission and functions of government organizations such as OMB, CEQ, and EPA, and the role they play in environmental reviews and policy. Basic awareness of the current political environment and the needs of FTA stakeholders in relation to the environmental review process. Intermediate knowledge of Federal statutes, rules, regulations, and guidelines (e.g., NEPA, NHPA, Section 4(f), CWA, CAA) relating to analyzing environmental impacts and the interrelationship between the applicable requirements. Ability to locate, read, and interpret requirements and guide the grantee to meet FTA’s and the grantee’s responsibilities for the environmental review of proposed transit projects.
Grants Management – Knowledge of requirements, practices, and procedures for soliciting, receiving, reviewing, and processing proposals, and awarding and administering grants and agreements.
Organizational Awareness – Fundamental working knowledge of FTA Vision and mission, functions, and organizational structure of the agency and its offices; mission and functions. For all types of consideration, experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experienceFor additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4 Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date. Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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