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    Senior Environmental Specialist - Extra-Help - County of Sonoma

    Senior Environmental Specialist - Extra-Help
    $38.99 - $47.40/Hourly*

    Permit Sonoma seeks highly skilled, senior environmental professionals with strong fire ecology, forestry, and/or vegetation management expertise. Starting salary up to $47.40/hour!*

    As a Senior Environmental Specialist, you will work to develop, plan, review, and recommend vegetation management measures in accordance with the CalFire Vegetation Treatment Program (VTP), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures, and/or other requirements in order to eliminate, minimize, and/or mitigate the environmental effects of public or private projects. Additionally, you will prepare technical reports and permit documents; conduct field visits and surveys; apply for and manage grant projects; communicate effectively with staff of regulatory agencies and other County departments; and present at public meetings, hearings, and before boards and/or committees.

    The ideal candidates for these positions will have:
    • Experience in environmental review and permitting, including CEQA and NEPA; CalFire VTP application procedures; Section 401 certifications; cultural review, incidental take, stormwater, and Section 404 permits; and/or lake and streambed alteration agreements
    • Specific technical expertise in biological or ecological disciplines (fire ecology, forestry, landscape ecology, field botany, rare species, etc.) and/or physical process disciplines (hydrology, geology, hydrogeology, water quality, stormwater, etc.)
    • Effectively managed work priorities and met deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Successfully balanced competing needs that often arise during controversial construction projects involving sensitive landscapes
    • Good judgment when gathering, analyzing, and using data to effectively communicate through written reports and verbal presentations
    • The ability to successfully communicate with regulatory agencies, the public, developers, and elected officials

    Extra-help employees relieve or augment permanent staff. Temporary, extra-help employees are not in the classified civil service and do not have property rights to permanently allocated positions. In addition, they do not receive most employee benefits such as: long-term disability insurance coverage; accrual of vacation; participation in the County retirement program; or eligibility to take promotional examinations. Temporary, extra-help employees are limited in their employment to a maximum of one calendar year. These employees must be off of work for three months before they can be re-employed on an extra help basis. Extra-help employees who meet the eligibility requirements may qualify for a County contribution toward medical coverage.

    Permit Sonoma is currently recruiting to fill two temporary, extra-help Senior Environmental Specialist positions. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list.

    *Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. This recruitment is open continuously and may close at any time without notice. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply Now

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