The Permitting Specialist, Wetland Ecology will spend time both in the field and in the office with the firm’s team of professionals. Field work may include plant community mapping, rare plant surveys, and wetland assessments and delineations, and oversight of fieldwork crews. The plant ecology and wetlands group contributes to and writes biological resource reports and natural resource management plans. Project managers in the group also engage resource agencies and clients to seek regulatory permits for impacts on sensitive and protected habitats. Project managers in the group, with guidance from senior management, lead projects with a focus on wetland, riparian, or plant issues, often in collaboration with our other groups.
Provide expertise to large-scale conservation projects in Northern California.
Perform rare plant work across multiple habitats in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Assist with restoration projects throughout the San Francisco Bay area and surrounding regions.
Contribute towards habitat planning
Minimize the impact of redevelopment projects and support the creation of new habitats
Develop guidelines for native habitats
Support renewable energy projects
Bachelor’s degree combined with relevant experience, advanced degree preferred
Exceptional flora identification skills
Completion of a 40-hour wetland delineation course, or equivalent experience
Project management experience
Prior consulting experience with NEPA/CEQA analysis and permitting
Exceptional technical writing skills
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Valid Driver’s License