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.
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.
Support and assist Project Managers with special assignments or projects.
Provide support in other departments when needed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them to:
Althouse and Meade, Inc.
1602 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446