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    Senior Environmental Specialist - County of Sonoma

    Senior Environmental Specialist
    $6,781 - $8,244/Monthly*

    Permit Sonoma seeks two highly-skilled environmental professionals with technical expertise to join their team - one with experience in environmental review and natural resources management, and the other with stormwater/water quality experience.

    Starting salary up to $47.40/hour ($98,929/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*

    What We Offer

    When you join the County of Sonoma, you become part of a challenging and rewarding work environment where you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better your community. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package, including*:
    • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
    • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
    • A significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
    • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
    • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
    • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
    • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
    Join Permit Sonoma

    When you join Permit Sonoma as a Senior Environmental Specialist, you will provide a broad-range of complex environmental review and resource assessment services for public and private construction projects. You will also monitor, review, and recommend best practices in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Clean Water Act, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures, and/or other requirements in order to eliminate, minimize, and/or mitigate the environmental effects of projects. Typical projects include review of public infrastructure (bridges, roads, airport, landfills, etc.), aggregate and mining projects, commercial and institutional developments, erosion control and watershed management, and fire and disaster resiliency planning and management; and implementing the County's stormwater, water quality, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4), and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) programs.

    Senior Environmental Specialists in Permit Sonoma also 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. Additionally, in the Senior level role, possessing specialized experience working in the identification, monitoring, and assessment of species (e.g. amphibians, birds, fish, plants) and/or habitats (e.g., forests, grasslands, riparian corridors, sensitive natural plant communities, streams and wetlands) is desired.

    Permit Sonoma is looking for candidates who enjoy conducting fieldwork; improving and building robust programs and resources; and building and maintaining healthy, productive, and collaborative relationships with a diverse customer base. Additionally, the ideal candidates will have:
    • Experience in environmental review and permitting, including CEQA and NEPA; 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 effectively communicate with regulatory agencies, the public, developers, and elected officials
    Also, past experience interpreting and implementing Phase I and Phase II MS4 permits, (especially Region 1, Region 2, or other California Water Board regions) or the ability to quickly come up-to-speed on these requirements, is highly desired for the stormwater coordinator position.
    *Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org 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 by 1/11/22

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    *APPLY DATE EXTENDED TO CONTINUOUS*

    *Salary is negotiable within the established range 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 www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org 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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