Cultural Resources Specialist

Location: Agoura Hills

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Cultural Resource Specialist in its Agoura Hills Office (Southern California).

About Aspen 

Aspen Environmental Group (www.aspeneg.com, IG: aspenenvironmentalgroup) is a dynamic, interdisciplinary environmental services firm that provides impact analysis, permitting, and compliance services for a wide variety of public and private clients. Aspen specializes in providing expert compliance services for complex, multi-faceted infrastructure and public works projects. Aspen has about 60 dedicated and enthusiastic employees located mainly across four offices in California. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes multi-disciplinary collaboration and rigorous applied science. We pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen will include a blend of motivated initiative, business acumen, technical expertise, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.

Required Education and Experience

  • Either a B.A. degree in anthropology, or a Master’s degree in archaeology or cultural resources management
  • At least four years of experience working with California prehistoric or historic-aged resources, and be able to identify prehistoric and historic artifacts.
  • Be certified by the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), or be familiar with NHPA Section 106, NEPA, and CEQA standards.
  • Have a good understanding of culture history relevant to California desert regions, or the coastal areas of San Diego/Orange county.
  • Prior experience working with southern California Native American tribal members is a plus.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Perform pedestrian field surveys using Trimble GPS technology;
  • Monitor construction projects;
  • Respond to initial calls for inadvertent finds;
  • Complete limited site testing;
  • Participate in data recovery excavation under the supervision of a Senior Archaeologist;
  • Conduct worker’s cultural resources awareness training;
  • Write California DPR forms;
  • Assist with archival, ethnohistoric, and historical research; and
  • Assist with final report writing.

Qualifications for Success

  • Successful candidates must have exceptional organization, writing, verbal, and analytical skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; strong GIS experience and MS Project are beneficial.
  • High standards for quality products, with attention
  • The ability to maintain high quality field notes, keep good organization of field records, and maintain a professional demeanor in a variety of outdoor and remote environmental work conditions.
  • Must have a valid CA Driver’s License with a clean driving record, and be comfortable working in strenuous hiking conditions.
  • Three references must be provided upon application.
  • Selected candidates may be asked to complete drug testing.

Compensation

Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply

Please submit a letter of interest, CV, a writing sample, and three references with contact information to Neda Rastegar at nrastegar@aspeneg.com. The subject line must state, “Staff Archaeologist – NAME.”

Aspen is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Aspen considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Environmental Scientist (Entry Level)

Location: San Francisco

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Environmental Scientist in both southern California and San Francisco.

Aspen Environmental Group (www.aspeneg.com, IG: aspenenvironmentalgroup) is a dynamic, interdisciplinary environmental services firm that provides impact analysis, permitting, and compliance services for a wide variety of public and private clients. Aspen specializes in providing expert compliance services for complex, multi-faceted infrastructure and public works projects. Aspen has about 60 dedicated and enthusiastic employees located mainly across four offices in California. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes multi-disciplinary collaboration and rigorous applied science. We pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen will include a blend of motivated initiative, business acumen, technical expertise, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Preparing CEQA/NEPA documents for energy and infrastructure projects.
  • Researching and clearly communicating complex environmental topics and issues
  • Writing technical analyses
  • Proofreading documents to ensure accuracy, precision, and quality
  • Developing and maintaining background information
  • Coordinating with specialists in other offices and with public agencies
  • Supporting marketing activities and business development.

Education and Experience

  • Up to five (5) years of experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental science required (master’s degree preferred)

Qualifications for Success

  • Exceptional organization, writing, verbal, and analytical skills.
  • High standards for quality products, with attention to detail
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; strong GIS experience and MS Project are beneficial.
  • Experience or interest in energy is desirable, particularly in the San Francisco office.

Compensation. Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume and writing sample to nrastegar@aspeneg.com with “Environmental Scientist  [NAME], [REGION]” in the subject line.

Aspen is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Aspen considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Community Choice Aggregator Senior Associate

Location: Sacramento

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking an experienced analyst to join its Energy Economics practice as a Senior Associate, focusing on feasibility assessments and business support to Community Choice Aggregators.  This position would be based in our Sacramento office.

Aspen is a dynamic, interdisciplinary environmental services firm that provides impacts analysis, permitting, and compliance services for a wide variety of federal and state agencies, as well as private sector clients. Aspen specializes in providing expert compliance services for complex, multi-faceted infrastructure and public works projects. Aspen has about 60 dedicated and enthusiastic employees located mainly across four offices in California. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes multi-disciplinary collaboration and rigorous applied science. We pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen will include a blend of motivated initiative, business acumen, technical expertise, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.

 

Responsibilities

  • CCA business development and proposal preparation
  • Monitoring relevant CPUC proceedings
  • Monitoring state-wide CCA activities
  • Significant analytic contribution in executing CCA projects
  • Hands-on interface with CCA clients
  • Guiding and mentoring junior staff

Education and Experience

  • An advanced degree in engineering, business or economics
  • 5 to 10 years of experience with electricity markets, utilities and CCAs

Qualifications for Success

  • Experience with local climate action plans and municipal utilities
  • Creative seller-doer with warm, poised and determined personality
  • Demonstrated ability to give clients sound assessment of critical issues
  • Strong technical experience and writing capabilities.
  • Experience in marketing and business development to capitalize on existing client relationships and to expand Aspen’s profile and market share in the regional market

Aspen offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service professional development time. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume and writing sample to nrastegar@aspeneg.com with “CCA Senior Associate [NAME]” in the subject line.

Senior Wildlife Biologist or Botanist

Location: Agoura Hills, Sacramento

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Senior Biologist in its southern California office (Agoura Hills).

The Senior Biologist will be responsible for:

  • Completing resource area delineations and functional assessments.
  • Preparing permits in accordance with State, Local, and Federal guidelines.
  • Preparing reports and proposals.
  • Managing project budgets and coordinating project work.
  • Writing and editing technical reports and regulatory applications
  • Participating in interdisciplinary teams for watershed assessment, resource inventory, impact analysis, and natural resource management planning projects
  • Managing teams of biologists
  • Mentoring junior staff on technical, project management, and career development matters
  • Working effectively in both field and office environments.

Experience and qualifications for success:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in project permitting, impact assessments, proposal preparation, environmental planning and biological delineation/mitigation.
  • Demonstrated experience with local, state and federal wetland permitting programs.
  • Demonstrated experience with CEQA and NEPA document preparation.
  • Relevant experience with California and southwestern ecosystems and knowledge of local southern California flora and fauna.
  • Demonstrated successful client relationships and experience working with subcontractors and regulatory agencies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations.
  • Demonstrated success in new business development, preferred.
  • Experience with construction monitoring and compliance reporting, preferred.
  • Skills in MS Office, CRAM, ARC GIS and GPS data collection, preferred.
  • Ability to travel regionally.  In addition, as this position could involve field work to remote areas, the applicant must be able to travel to and work in rugged terrain during inclement weather.
  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred)

Aspen is an environmental consulting firm providing a spectrum of environmental services to clients including a wide array of public and private clients. Aspen has about 70 dedicated and enthusiastic employees located mainly across four offices in California. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes multi-disciplinary collaboration and rigorous applied science. We pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen will include a blend of motivated initiative, business acumen, technical expertise, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter to Chris Huntley at chuntley@aspeneg.com.

Aspen is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment.  Aspen considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, ancestry, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Aspen employee in the field

Career Opportunities

Aspen Environmental Group is distinguished by highly motivated people in a wide range of disciplines including planning, economics, biology, engineering, and physical sciences. We offer a challenging and collaborative work environment with competitive salaries and benefits. At Aspen, we pride ourselves on shaping careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Aspen includes a blend of initiative, commitment, technical expertise, business acumen, and teamwork in a flexible and congenial work environment. We are always looking for exceptionally qualified people. Therefore, inquiries and resumes not specific to an advertised position are welcome.