Environmental Planner II

Prunuske Chatham, Inc.

Sebastopol, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details PCI offers competitive pay commensurate with experience, and benefits including health insurance, 401K, and paid time off after meeting eligibility requirements.
Required Experience 7+ years

Prunuske Chatham, Inc. (PCI) is seeking an Environmental Planner II to join our team in Sebastopol, California. PCI is a small, multi-disciplinary firm that specializes in ecological restoration, natural resource planning, and resolving other environmental challenges in Northern California. Our team of scientists, planners, landscape architects, engineers, and constructors work collaboratively to produce high-quality outcomes for our clients. PCI is committed to maintaining a workplace that fosters creativity and produces tangible benefits for our employees, our clients, and the environment. To learn more about PCI, visit www.pcz.com.

The ideal candidate will be a self-driven, detail-oriented professional with an understanding of the regulatory environment in California, especially as it relates to evaluating and permitting ecological restoration and other natural resource projects. The Environmental Planner II will fill a dynamic and challenging role as part of a multi-disciplinary team conducting research and coordinating with clients, engineers and designers, technical sub-consultants, and resource agency staff to ensure project success for our public, private, and NGO clients. You will be in at the beginning of project opportunities and will help guide ecological enhancement projects through regulatory compliance, which will provide you with the opportunity to build and expand relationships with our multi-disciplinary team, clients, and regulatory agency staff as your time in the role progresses. The Environmental Planner II will provide support to PCI’s principals and project managers while playing a key role in bringing projects to successful implementation. PCI sees this role advancing to a Senior Environmental Planner / Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities under the Supervision and Guidance of a Principal Environmental Planner

  • Collect project-related natural resource data and produce written documentation of findings.
  • Prepare documents, reports, presentations, technical memoranda, public notices, forms, and other work products with a focus on CEQA and NEPA documents.
  • Prepare ecological permit applications and supporting documentation for federal, state, and local resource agencies and interact with permitting agency staff during their evaluation.
  • Work collaboratively with PCI science and design staff and external clients throughout the project cycle to facilitate successful environmental compliance outcomes through construction and permit closeout.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental studies, planning, environmental science, or related field.
  • Minimum five years of work experience in the natural resources field.
  • Professional experience demonstrating increasing responsibilities in the preparation of documents that comply with CEQA/NEPA or in support of permitting and regulatory compliance. Skills not specific to CEQA/NEPA or environmental permitting, but transferable to the field of regulatory compliance, will be considered.
  • Knowledge of other federal, state, and local environmental rules and regulations as they relate to natural, water, and biological resources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Commitment to producing quality work within established budgets and schedules.
  • Ability to manage competing demands and prioritize tasks while working on multiple projects.
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn new tasks and take on new roles.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with ArcGIS and related software for spatial analysis, as well as the ability to produce maps for display and publication using a variety of available programs.
  • Work experience in California.
  • Advanced degree is preferred.

Please submit a résumé and cover letter that describes your interest in the position and PCI to: hr@pcz.com. Please put “Environmental Planner II” in the subject line. 

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Category General / Stewardship, Restoration
Tags GIS, Permitting, Environmental Consulting, Environmental Planning