Conservation Planner

Westervelt Ecological Services

Sacramento, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details The base salary range for this position is $77,800 - $186,700. Actual base salary is based on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The Conservation Planner will assist in the reconnaissance, acquisition, development, and entitlement of mitigation projects (i.e., permittee responsible mitigation-PRM, mitigation banks, In-Lieu Fee programs-ILFs, and turn keys). The position will require the ability to work closely with other disciplines within the office, consultants as well as with a variety of federal, state, and local resource agencies to achieve regional goals.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare and secure approval of Mitigation/Conservation Banking documents, including Prospectus, Banking Instruments and all technical documents, conservation easements, endowments, and credit releases.
  • Manage project teams (internal staff and external consultants), with the ability to maintain clear communication, working relationships, and facilitate product development.
  • Assist in project budget development and manage and track financial expenditures to the approved budget.
  • Develop and maintain detailed project and task schedules, and management of the project to the approved timelines.
  • Engage with regulatory agency staff, either independently or as part of the project management team, to solve complex project development issues.
  • Identify areas of entitlement process improvement and engage in developing process solutions.
  • Track and maintain project compliance.
  • Assist in business and brand development through participation in client meetings and speaking engagements at technical conferences.
  • Work collaboratively with the team to achieve safety, continuous improvement, ecological and business goals.
  • Conduct or manage the development of mitigation documents for new and existing sites.
  • Participate in discussions with non-profits, community members and other stake holders to assist in local relationships and project development.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Planning, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Biology, Forestry, Landscape Architecture or related field.
  • Five years' experience related to CEQA, NEPA, 404 permitting, mitigation planning or design.
  • Good knowledge of California's biological habitats, species and general conservation.
  • Solid writing and reading skills. Experience in writing/developing mitigation documents preferred.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with team members of other disciplines.
  • Good understanding of federal environmental laws and policies.

To apply for the position, please visit our website: https://westervelt.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/361?c=westervelt 

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Category General / Stewardship
Tags Environmental Consulting , Environmental Planning