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Sr. Environmental Permitting Specialist

Port of Corpus Christi Authority
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Salary: $61,072.00 - $92,227.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Job Number: 2020-00061
Closing: 1/17/2021 11:59 PM Central
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Department: Environmental

Job Summary
Hiring Range: $61,072 - $80,482 /Annually D.O.Q.

Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking an energetic individual to assist with the long-term strategic mission of the PCCA relative to environmental planning. The qualified individual will join a team of professionals dedicated to planning for Port growth.


  • Responsible for preparation, providing direction, overseeing and submitting appropriate environmental documents, plans, and permit applications, as required, for proposed development including, but not limited to, Army Corp of Engineers permits, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality air, storm water, and water quality permits, Texas State Historical Commission applications, and National Environmental Policy Act coordination
  • Responsible for development of federal and state permitting strategies to facilitate growth in the Port and with Port operations
  • Responsible for planning and implementing the creation of habitat as per the PCCA Environmental Policy
  • Responsible for identification of and development of beneficial use projects for reuse of dredge material
  • Responsible for identification, implementation, and oversight of mitigation required for permits and identification and support for projects requested on behalf of PCCA customers
  • Responsible for monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating impacts to PCCA property and operations of permit applications by other entities
  • Responsible for researching and developing alternate pollution management strategies related to federal and state permit applications
  • Responsible for identifying research projects that will advance science-based decision making with regard to PCCA permitting strategies
  • Collects and interprets technical/analytical data, researches environmental issues with respect to regulatory criteria, and maintains awareness of latest regulatory changes to evaluate its potential impacts to PCCA permitting strategies
  • Communicates conditions from permit authorizations and environmental impact assessments during design of capital projects
  • Serves as a project manager on minor and major projects and reports to other staff and to commissioners as appropriate and necessary for project approval and implementation
  • Prepares technical requirements and scopes of work for consultants; prepares, implements, and manages professional service agreements and task orders with consultants
  • Ensures organization and maintenance of the PCCA's environmental files, records and reports and with GIS
  • Conducts routine field inspections of PCCA facilities, properties, and project sites as necessary for ensuring compliance with permit conditions and reviews and maintains appropriate documentation of such inspections
  • Promotes PCCA interests during spill response efforts ensuring spills on PCCA property are adequately cleaned and obtains appropriate documentation of such efforts. This includes after hours spill response on a rotating basis
  • Attends and participates, as a representative of the PCCA, in various coastal resource management meetings whether local, state or federal
  • Follows PCCA security, environmental and safety requirements and procedures
  • Drives PCCA vehicles to complete assigned tasks courteously and safely; follows applicable procedures for vehicle use; works required hours to fulfill position objectives
  • Adheres to all PCCA policies, promotes and adheres to the SEAPORT values, maintains good employee relations and encourages and fosters a helpful environment where teamwork prevails. Assists senior management and office staff where appropriate
  • CPR certified or the ability to become CPR certified within the first year of employment
  • Tier 2 status designation

The preferred candidate for this position should be a detail-oriented and results-oriented professional with a demonstrated track record in environmental permitting.


  • Bachelor's Degree in environmental, physical or biological science, or related field with emphasis on environmental studies
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment
  • Valid driver's license


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in positions requiring proficiency with the analysis and application of environmental regulations including permitting
  • Experience exercising good judgement, diplomacy and tact when completing assignments and dealing with people
  • A working knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, GIS application, and common regional databases
  • Experience in writing and preparing reports; proficiency in word processing, data research, spreadsheets and database programs; or acceptable experience


  • Skilled in the application of environmental and technical concepts
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills; detail oriented and creative
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks from inception to completion, ability to set priorities, take initiative and exercise sound independent judgment
  • Ability to work well within a fast-paced environment, tight deadlines, and a multitude of projects and changing priorities
  • Ability to define issues, perform research, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations
  • Effective interpersonal, collaboration, and problem-solving skills
  • Professional, dynamic, energetic, positive outlook with can-do attitude, self-starter with ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy
  • Ability to effectively speak with PCCA staff, stakeholders, and public
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise reports, notes, correspondence and other written materials and to review, revise, and edit materials


  • Ability to perform essential job functions, including but not limited to frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing, typing and occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, lifting and/or moving up to 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to work in a general office environment, with some exposure to the elements when visiting worksites
  • Ability to operate light-weight highway vehicles and standard office equipment and to work the requisite hours to fulfill position objectives, including evenings and/or weekends, as needed

Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at www.portofcc.com on or before January 7, 2021, 11:59 PM CST.

If you are selected for a position with PCCA, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a drug test and alcohol screening as well as a verification of information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, PCCA is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status.

Our employees enjoy a fabulous benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary paid bi-weekly
  • Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS)
  • 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Low-cost, high quality benefit package including health, dental & vision plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Passes to local venues, such as the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum
  • Paid leave (vacation/sick/bereavement)
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Volunteer Time Off, Wellness Program & Health Club benefit
  • Salary commensurate with experience

Posted: 2021-01-06 Expires: 2021-02-06

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