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NEPA EIS and EA Lead

Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
2 days ago


Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!

Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) EMS NEPA Reporting Services group is seeking forward-thinking, professionals interested in exploring a technical career as a NEPA EIS and EA Lead!

Responsibilities Include:

INL National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) is responsible for leading efforts to support INL Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and development of INL Environmental Assessments (EAs).

  • Captures, analyzes and assembles information and data to resolve environmental impacts associated with projects across all INL mission centers.
  • Collaborates with DOE and INL Senior Management and staff to identify and define future vision for the INL.
  • Leads EIS data collection efforts and works closely with DOE and the DOE EIS contractors on EIS data needs.
  • Facilitates work related to assessments and analysis required for EISs.
  • Performs tiered NEPA analysis to fully analyze any projects not fully defined in an approved EIS.
  • Coordinates INLs efforts to support periodic reviews of approved EISs.
  • Serve as NEPA document manager for INL Environmental Assessments (EAs), Implementation Plans and other NEPA-related documents as directed.
  • Responsible to conduct scoping meetings, handle budgets, and lead the development of content and prepare a final EA and Finding of No Significant Impact.
  • Works with deployed environmental staff and researchers to prepare and approve comprehensive NEPA Environmental Assessment documents, across various mission centers at INL and makes recommendations to management, program environmental leads (PELs) and environmental field staff to ensure that environmental regulatory requirements and adherence to laws, regulations, and policy are adequately addressed.
  • Serve as a specialized resource within the laboratory in response to complex environmental issues including NEPA strategies for specific projects and activities, EMSs, and work control processes.
  • Works independently to present and answer additional comments and questions from DOE on the prepared NEPA documentation.
  • Provides technical direction and supervision over INL's environmental checklist process.
  • Coordinates and communicates NEPA decision-making and planning to other Environmental TPOC's, management and the DOE-ID NEPA Compliance officer.
  • Works independently as a subject matter authority regarding NEPA decisions across the DOE complex that impact INL.
  • Recommends appropriate level of environmental analysis for federal actions at the INL to projects, management, and DOE-ID.
  • As the NEPA spokesperson, presents in meetings with customers, DOE-ID, and other partners. Track and trends previously approved NEPA documents to ensure that key metrics such as revegetation, sage brush habitat, pollinator habitat are being implemented as required.
  • Coordinates with the Environmental Management System (EMS) Representative, through the NEPA process, to ensure that approved projects at the INL comply with the INL EMS and ISO 14001 standards and that the EMS is integrated into the NEPA process.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Level 3 -Bachelors plus 5 years' meaningful experience.
  • Level 4 - Bachelors plus 8 years' meaningful experience.
  • NEPA Specific knowledge required.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DOE L security clearance
  • US citizen

Job Information

  • Salary Grade: 200
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills

INL Overview:

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation’s nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.

INL Mission:

Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision:

Our vision is to change the world’s energy future and secure our nation’s critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements:

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Other Information:

When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

Benefits & Salary:

We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit:

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57854219
  • Location:
    Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
  • Position Title: NEPA EIS and EA Lead
  • Company Name: Idaho National Laboratory
  • Category: Environmental Inspector
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Salary: $80,000.00 - $120,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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