Job Title: Permitting Specialist/Biologist
Job Location: Southern California
Employer Website: https://dudek.com
About the Job
We are currently seeking a full-time, entry-level (1-5 year experience) Biologist to join our biological resources team in supporting our resource agency permitting team, conducting a variety of field surveys and assessments, including wetland delineations, and to prepare project permits, manage project timelines and deliverables. We are particularly interested in someone with strong analytical skills and an interest in expanding their knowledge of the regulatory environment in Southern California. The ideal candidate would also be able to conduct field evaluations and have documentation of experience and/or an interest in learning these professional skills associated with jurisdictional wetland delineations. We recognize that the successful candidate may not possess all of these skills/interests, but strong interest in gaining expertise in these areas is critical. Project assistance may occur throughout southern and central California, but the majority of work is expected to be focused in southern California.
This position may be based out of our San Diego, Encinitas, Pasadena, Riverside, La Quinta or San Juan Capistrano, California offices.
Duties and Responsibilities
May be involved with all or a selection of the following, individually or as part of a team:
Preparation of resource agency permit applications and associated documentation
Project management support and client communication for multiple-project task orders that are active simultaneously
Jurisdictional delineations pursuant to the most recent federal Clean Water Action Section 404, State of California Fish and Game Code 1600 and State of California Clean Water Act Section 401 resource agency guidance
Vegetation mapping and habitat characterization
Work as a member of our team in the preparation of technical reports and studies including biological constraints analyses, wetland delineation reports and wetland permit applications. This includes working individually and as part of a team on the following:
Assembly and synthesis of data related to biological issues and impact assessment
Coordination with internal staff and sub-consultants preparing technical reports
Coordination with technical staff in document preparation, map and exhibit preparation, editing and production and distribution tasks
Required Education, Experience, Credentials, and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, botany or related natural resources field
1-5 years’ experience with environmental consulting, natural resource planning and management or related field
Experience with or an interest in resource agency permitting and project management
Familiarity with and/or interest in learning California wetland types and systems (freshwater and tidal), southern, coastal and central California vegetation community characterization and state and federal regulatory permitting processes including working with the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, California Regional Water Quality Control Boards and California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attention to detail, ability to work independently and strong written and oral communication skills is essential
Ability to conduct fieldwork in challenging terrain and weather conditions, as necessary
Dudek is a leading California-based environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to more than 600 professionals across the U.S., located primarily in offices in California, Hawai’i, and Oregon.
As an employee-owned company, Dudek’s culture rewards smart, productive team members with professional and financial benefits. Our offices are designed to encourage collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity with the surrounding communities.
Please visit www.dudek.com to learn more!
Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.
Link or email to apply: https://dudek.com/join-our-team/open-positions/
Apply by date: 10/23/2020