Assistant Environmental Scientist

Assistant Environmental Scientist

 

Bakersfield

 
 

Position Purpose

Assistant 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 an entry-level professional position with responsibility for assisting in the collection, interpretation, and analysis of field data and research for inclusion in technical NEPA and CEQA documents. The Assistant Environment Scientist will collect field data and provide relevant notes necessary in the analysis of environmental problems in order for more senior staff to develop solutions to these problems. This includes the assessment of the risks of new construction to the environment. This position is essential in building a strong foundation in the environmental science discipline within QK.

What You'll Do

  • Assist in conducting wildlife, plant, and habitat surveys, inventory, and analysis 
  • Observe and monitor species in the field 
  • Assist in preparation of analysis, mitigation plans, regulatory compliance / permitting documentation, and land-use monitoring for natural/biological resources protection 
  • Research agency records and literature 
  • Work with agencies to acquire permits 
  • Draft portions of documents for inclusion in NEPA and CEQA documents 
  • May compile data and information for public presentations 
  • Assist with GIS data research and analysis 
  • Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals

Experience

  • One (1) to three (3) years’ experience (or comparable education), especially in the areas of NEPA and CEQA compliance, wetlands delineations, CWA, ESA, and related federal and/or state environmental compliance regulations. Field experience in California preferred. 
  • Experience using field equipment

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Associate Environmental Scientist

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

Experience

 
  •  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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