Environmental Planner 2

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $56,900.00 - $86,514.00 Annually
Deadline Apr 14, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years


Do you possess a strong work ethic, the drive for a successful career, and experience in environmental planning? The Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently seeking a positive and motivated Environmental Planner 2! In this role, you will support department staff in incorporating the department's environmental programs, policies, and procedures into the planning, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation facilities. If you are eager to take on the next chapter of your career, join our team and together we will integrate environmental considerations into our highway and transportation improvement projects!


As part of this position, you will support the District Environmental Supervisor and Manager in obtaining environmental clearance for transportation projects. This will involve preparing the necessary environmental documentation and ensuring compliance with environmental laws and regulations at the local, state, and federal levels. You will also be responsible for coordinating the development and review of various environmental documents, such as categorical exclusions, technical reports, and mitigation plans. It is important to stay updated on environmental policies, procedures, and guidelines. Additionally, you will assess the potential impacts of transportation projects on various aspects, including landforms, air and noise quality, water resources, ecological conditions, land use, recreational facilities, socio-economic resources, and cultural resources. 

 Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.
Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with 30-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Hollidaysburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Two years of experience as an Environmental Planner 1; or
  • Five years of progressive professional experience in local, regional, or state environmental planning; or
  • A Master's degree in planning or one of the environmental sciences and two years of progressive professional environmental planning experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training. 

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement. For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position. 


 Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

 If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date. 

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. 
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.

Apply Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pabureau/jobs/4443982/environmental-planner-2 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category General / Stewardship
Tags Environmental Planning