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Job Posting: Environmental Scientist (Caltrans Reveg/Mitigation Specialist)

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  • Job Posting: Environmental Scientist (Caltrans Reveg/Mitigation Specialist)

    This is a reposting of JC-377890. If you have previously applied to this position, you do not have to re-apply. Your application will be considered.

    Position located in Redding, Shasta County and Final Filing Date is 8/24/2023

    Job Description and Duties

    Under the general direction of a Senior Environmental Planner/Scientist, incumbent assesses the impacts of complex transportation projects on biological/ecological resources and prepares documentation of the assessment for appropriate environmental approvals. This includes, but is not limited to, mitigation measures and permit compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the California Endangered Species Act, Federal Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other state and federal laws.

    Develop survey protocols and conduct field surveys, compile and analyze data, and conduct resource analysis for inclusion into technical re-vegetation, mitigation, and conservation planning reports. Support mitigation and conservation banking development, conduct mitigation negotiations, develop procedures and standards to mitigate for impacts to threatened, endangered and other sensitive biological/ecological resources, and develop local and regional conservation approaches in coordination with Caltrans staff, private landowners, nonprofits and other agencies. The incumbent will work with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, including the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Regional Water Quality Control Board, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and California Coastal Commission for coordination, consultation and compliance with various environmental and mitigation regulations.

    Develop project specific mitigation and revegetation plans in coordination with other team members from Environmental Management, Landscape, Project Engineers, Project Management, and external agencies. Monitor designated mitigation areas, as identified in CEQA/NEPA documents and regulatory permits for agency compliance. Negotiate project impact issues with state and federal agencies. Prepare draft/final monitoring reports, including data collection, analysis, data entry and management; create maps and figures; and document monitoring methods, results and conclusions. Evaluate monitoring data to determine if regulatory requirements are fulfilled and obtain agency concurrence. Research, develop and assess remediation options as necessary. Act in the capacity of contract manager and field inspector.

    You must be on the Caltrans examination list to be eligible for this position. Eligibility for hire is determined by your score on the exam. The exam is located here: CalCareers

    The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

    You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.