About the Planning Department
The Planning Department is responsible for Riverside County's General Plan, a comprehensive long-range plan intended to guide the growth and development of unincorporated areas within the County. This department formulates growth management plans and zoning for the County. Staff approve proposals for land development for open space, agricultural preserves, housing characteristics, local government boundaries, environmental features, air and water quality, energy, earthquake potential, and hazardous waste.
The Planning Department strives to provide timely, responsive and helpful service to the public and to promote innovative development that efficiently accommodates a balance of housing, employment, and service opportunities
The Riverside County Transportation and Land Management Agency - Planning Department has an exciting opportunity for an Ecological Resources Specialist (ERS) II in Riverside! The ERS II serves as a technical adviser for the County for two distinct Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plans (MSHCPs), and is tasked with evaluating biological reports and other environmental data submitted to the County to ensure that proposed land use projects conform with the MSHCPs and other State and federal regulations. Additionally, the ERS II independently conducts biological resource evaluations and site inspections in the field to evaluate or determine the type and nature of mitigation measures that are necessary. The ERS also interfaces with internal and external stakeholders in pre-development and post-development matters.
The Department desires biologists with work experience evaluating biological elements of land use applications, as well as those that possess fieldwork experience evaluating environmental conditions and preparing reports for mitigation requirements. Candidates who possess a strong understanding of the MSHCPs guidelines and possess strong interpersonal skills are highly desired.