Associate Environmental Scientist


Bakersfield, Clovis


Position Purpose

Associate Environmental Scientists use their species-specific and relevant environmental knowledge to provide important services pertaining to the health of communities and work to protect the environment from serious hazards. This position is a professional position with responsibility for gathering, compiling, analyzing, and interpreting complex data, then utilizing the information to prepare technical documents and presentations, with an emphasis on NEPA and CEQA compliance. This position is one of a team member who works with general direction from his/her supervisor and expresses a higher level of independence than an Assistant Environmental Scientist by performing more complex tasks with less direct oversight. The Associate Environment Scientist will assist in routine to moderately complex environmental assessment and remediation projects. This includes the assessment of the risks of new construction to the environment that is needed in order to complete our projects.

What You'll Do

  • Conduct field surveys for threatened, endangered, or rare species, as well as species’ habitat in support of ESA, CWA, Section 404, and other environmental regulations 
  • Observe and monitor species in the field 
  • Conduct archival/electronic research with USFWS and other state and federal agencies 
  • Conduct land use/development monitoring for natural/biological resources protection 
  • Assure permits are requested and maintained appropriately 
  • Provide input for those sections of NEPA and CEQA documents pertaining to the environment and data collection methodology 
  • Prepare to leave in technical memoranda, meeting minutes, transmittals, presentations, and other written materials 
  • Assist senior staff with presentations to public agencies and clients 
  • Assist with teaching junior staff 
  • Compile data and information for public presentations 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals


  •  Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as Senior Associate Engineer (ten (10) years’ experience post-PE) or the equivalent thereof 
  • Extensive experience in teaching, training, motivating and/or leading other engineering staff •
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience

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