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NEPA Environmental Planner Senior

Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/11
Posting End Date: 2024/07/28
Category: Transportation
Sub Category: Planning and Development
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 31.73
Maximum Salary: 39.66
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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NOTICE: Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. If you are a current or temporary State of Idaho employee you MUST apply through your internal Luma account.

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation? At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is currently hiring two National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/Environmental Planners (Senior Environmental Planner classification) to provide environmental support and NEPA compliance for transportation projects for our Headquarters located in Boise, ID. These positions will work as members of a team of environmental and engineering professionals to deliver Federal-aid and State-aid, highway, bridge and other transportation construction projects (linear) in Idaho. The positions will focus on completing the environmental processes required to comply with NEPA, deliver, and construct statewide projects. These positions require working in a deadline driven environment, balancing multiple priorities, and engaging in complex problem solving while providing support to operational staff in environmental compliance.

Occasional fieldwork and travel may be required.

REQUIRED: Attach resume to application.

Note: A driver's license record's check is required before a final job offer is made.

  • Expect to function as both a generalist (provide support in multiple environmental resource areas) and as a specialist (provide subject matter expertise in at least one environmental resource area). 
  • Expect to do work related to NEPA including endangered species, fish and wildlife, wetlands, water quality, socioeconomic analysis, hazardous materials, air quality, traffic noise, and permitting. 
  • Expect to work on both projects and program level activities.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert.
  • Serve as technical support to the Federal Highway Administration, ITD, or local government staff in environmental resource areas.
  • As an independent peer reviewer, provide project document quality control, review for sufficiency, technical accuracy and compliance with ITD procedures and state and federal regulatory requirements. 
  • Provide project document quality control; reviewing for sufficiency, technical accuracy and compliance with ITD procedures and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Makes determinations of project effects on environmental resources.
  • Coordinate with federal and state agencies, tribal staff, and consultant firms as needed.
  • Review, recommend, author, and implement procedures, policy, and guidance.
  • Review, interpret and recommend comments on proposed rulemaking.
  • Conduct compliance monitoring.
  • Develop process improvement and/or streamlining tools.
  • Develop or support training and/or presentations.
  • Develop and negotiate interagency agreements.
  • Implement and track performance measures and reporting.
  • Manage consultant agreements and contracts as needed.


Valid Driver's License 

Considerable knowledge of: This is typically gained by at least eight years of work experience with the below skills OR a Bachelor’s degree in planning, landscape architecture, physical or life science or a related degree and four years of experience.

  • Environmental concepts and principles.
  • Environmental planning methods and impacts associated with transportation project location, design, and construction.
  • Methods involved in collecting, analyzing, and organizing data.

Some knowledge of:

  • Engineering concepts relating to environmental planning typically gained by 6 months’ work experience involving engineering concepts relating to environmental planning


  • Making public presentations of technical study findings: Minimum requirement met by at least six (6) months of full-time professional work experience making public presentations; OR at least 16 hours of professional training in making public presentations.
  • Developing plans for mitigation measures: Minimum requirement met through at least 6 months experience developing plans for mitigation measures.

Desired Qualifications: Minimum requirement met by 1 year of experience for the following.

  • Experience in interpreting and applying NEPA regulations.
  • Experience in linear transportation projects.
  • Experience in dealing with federal agencies.


To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.