Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is a 350-person environmental consulting firm with over 40 years experience specializing in all aspects of project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural resource management, and regulatory compliance. Ranked one of the Best Environmental Firms to Work For, our skilled managers, scientists, planners and engineers provide the kind of critical thinking, objectivity, dedication and responsiveness that is essential to a sustainable future, good environmental stewardship and to successful project completion in an increasingly sophisticated regulatory and community interest context.
The ESA Southern California Region is seeking a Senior Permitting Specialist to work in our Los Angeles office. This position requires a bachelors' degree (graduate degree preferred) and a minimum of 7 years working in biological resources, wetlands, and the regulatory permitting arena with experience in environmental consulting. The preferred candidate has a strong background and experience in state and federal wetlands permitting and endangered species documentation. Prior experience developing mitigation strategies and leading negotiations with agencies is a requirement. Candidate must be able to demonstrate experience in leading the preparing applications and documents for and demonstrated success in obtaining permits and approvals for US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 and Section 10 permits, US Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries Section 7 Biological Assessments and Biological Opinions, California Department of Fish and Game Section 1600 Streambed Alteration Agreements and Section 2081 Incidental Take Permits, Regional Water Quality Control Board Section 401 Water Quality Certifications, and experience with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is required. Experience with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and preparation of Clean Water Act Section 404(b)(1) Alternatives Analysis are also strongly preferred.
Other desired qualifications include strong technical writing skills and critical thinking. You will need to be able to work both independently and as part of a team as you'll be expected to manage medium sized projects and/or permitting tasks within larger projects. You'll work on exciting and challenging projects that range from water/wastewater, commercial and residential development, energy, transportation, land management planning, monitoring, to restoration. Position available in our Los Angeles office.
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