The Environmental Specialist contributes to project success through diligent environmental permitting and project management efforts. The position requires excellent communication and problem-solving skills, ability to manage people and complex tasks, and a drive meet budget and schedule demands. The Environmental Specialist brings a strong background in environmental permitting and is ready to tackle new and exciting projects in support of A&M’s commitment to environmental stewardship and effective land use planning.

Job Summary

  • Prepare environmental permit application packages and facilitate client/agency communication.

  • Evaluate environmental policies and regulations pertaining to resource protection requirements.

  • Communicate observations to associates, client representatives, contractors, County, and other trustee agencies as appropriate.

  • Work with the internal team to solicit scopes of works from environmental consultants to support project costing, contracting, and budget management

  • Acts as in-house subject matter expert on all environmental consultants to support project costing and contracting.

  • Work with federal, state and local permitting authorities through the siting and permitting process with the goal of obtaining permits consistent with the budget and schedule.

  • Research environmental effects of proposed project and identifies methods of improving or maintaining environmental conditions.

  • Ensure that all environmental records, information and reports required for regulatory compliance or per Company policy are maintained and completed as needed and on a timely basis and that all records and information are properly safeguarded.

  • Write Biological Assessments, Mitigation Plans, and Biological Reports to the standards of trustee or lead agencies.

  • Adhere to environmental compliance rules and reports violations.

  • Experience with NEPA and CEQA is necessary.

  • Excellent communication with clients and agency personnel.

Essential Duties

  • Support and assist Project Managers with special assignments or projects.

  • Provide support in other departments when needed.

Non-Essential Duties


Minimum Required Qualifications



  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Wildlife Conservation or similar program.​​


  • Extensive experience with agency permitting required (minimum 5 years). CDFW 1600 and 2080. Clean Water Act sections 401 and 404.  California Coastal Act.  NEPA, CEQA. 


  • Proficient in MS Office Word, Access and Excel programs, and Smartsheets.



Email cover letter, resume, list of references, and copy of transcripts (unofficial are OK) to hr@alt-me.com, or mail them to: 


Althouse and Meade, Inc.

1602 Spring Street

Paso Robles, CA 93446

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