Mid-level Environmental Scientist or Land Use Planner

Location: Sacramento or San Francisco

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking an experienced and motivated environmental planning professional to support our growing environmental practice in our Sacramento or San Francisco, CA offices.

Required Education and Experience

  • 4+ years of professional experience as an Environmental Scientist/Land Use Planner.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public policy, natural resources, environmental science, ecology, or related field; master’s degree a plus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Aspen’s Project Managers by writing sections of CEQA and NEPA documents, including Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and supporting technical studies.
  • Conduct field work necessary to complete technical studies, prepare environmental documents or policy documents for specific projects as assigned
  • Effectively manage assigned tasks and interact with teams of staff, subconsultants, and clients
  • Support the preparation of proposals and statements of qualifications in response to RFPs and RFQs.
  • Ensure high-quality standards for all marketing materials and project deliverables.
  • Work closely with project team to plan and facilitate compliance, best practices, and permit approval.

Qualifications for Success:

  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high level of competence and experience in working with teams, clients, subcontractors, and regulatory personnel.
  • Exceptional detail orientation and attention to quality
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written work product and verbal presentations.
  • Strong working knowledge and demonstrated work experience with CEQA/NEPA compliance and permitting for:
    • Power generation (renewable and conventional) and electricity transmission projects;
    • Public works projects;
    • Projects with utilities, municipalities, cities, and/or counties;
  • Experience with a role in a private environmental consulting firm, including schedule and budget management skills is preferred.
  • Experience supporting marketing and business development efforts to capitalize on existing client relationships and to expand Aspen’s profile and market share in the regional market.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, including familiarity with ArcGIS.

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, references, and a writing sample in which the candidate was the sole author to humanresources@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “Mid-level Enviro Scientist/Land Use Planner – [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.

Water Resources Specialist

Location: Agoura Hills or Upland, CA

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a highly motivated Surface and Ground Water Hydrologist in one of its southern California offices (either Agoura Hills or Upland).

Responsibilities

Environmental services are mostly interdisciplinary.  A candidate with a broad knowledge of hydrology who has worked in an interdisciplinary environment is preferred.   May manage or will assist project managers and other scientific leaders on all aspects of surface water and groundwater analysis, project planning and possibly provide assistance on other projects.  Responsibilities include field sampling and data collection, data analysis, cost estimating, subcontractor management, and technical writing. Performs a range of tasks, requiring utilization of basic and specialized technical field and analytical methods. Work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.  Will be required to prepare work plans, perform field data collection and prepare technical analysis and written reports summarizing results. A willingness to cross train in other disciplines a plus.

Required Education and Experience

BA or BS degree in hydrology or related field and at least 10 years hydrology-related  experience in a professional position located in California, or MA or MS degree in hydrology or related field and at least 5 years in a similar professional position.

Professional experience should include:

  • Field evaluations such as site assessments for impact analysis or development of hydrologic and hydraulic mitigation measures, and collecting stream cross section, stream roughness, flow and water quality data.
  • Field equipment for basic surveying, water quality sampling and flow measurement data collection preferred but not essential.
  • Calculations and modeling of stream discharges, determination of flood limits and watershed analysis. Groundwater modeling experience is desirable but not essential.
  • Preparation of written surface water and groundwater technical evaluations and development water supply assessments.
  • Preparation of surface water and groundwater impacts analyses for CEQA and NEPA documentation.
  • Experience with the preparation of Jurisdictional Delineation reports addressing federal and state jurisdiction according to US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) policy is desirable.
  • Experience with the preparation of notifications and applications for state and federal authorizations: USACE Clean Water Act Section 404, CDFW Fish and Game Code Lake and Streambed Agreement, and California Regional Water Quality Control Board CWA Section 401 Water Quality Certifications is desirable.
  • Preparation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans.

Qualifications for Success

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations. Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be highly motivated, and able to meet and manage deadlines and budgets.  Highly-developed organization skills with attention to both the big picture and attention to detail are a necessity to meet competing deadlines and demands.  Should be familiar with regulatory requirements, permitting processes,  and regulatory agencies associated with construction of major infrastructure projects. This position requires field work and travel throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. Must be able to obtain security clearance as applicable for project site access. Able  to resolve conflicts and provide solutions in a professional manner. Knowledge of MS Word and Excel. GIS experience is a plus. Ability to perform year-round fieldwork in all types of weather, including extreme weather conditions. Experience working in remote locations as well as urban and suburban areas is a requirement. Must possess a valid Driver License.

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, references, and a writing sample in which the candidate was the sole or majority author to humanresources@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “Water Resources Specialist – [NAME]”.

Senior Land Use Planner and CEQA/NEPA Project Manager

Location: Sacramento

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking an experienced and motivated environmental planning professional to help direct staff, manage projects, and implement our growing practice in our Sacramento, CA.

Required Education and Experience

  • 10+ years of professional experience as a Project Manager and/or Environmental/Land Use Planner.
  • 7 years of experience managing projects/programs for utilities, municipalities, cities, and/or counties.
  • AICP and/or CEP certifications a plus.
  • Requires Bachelors and Master’s degree in urban planning, public policy, natural resources, environmental science, ecology, or related field.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and manage the preparation of CEQA and NEPA documents, including Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and supporting technical studies.
  • Identify, evaluate, and solve environmental compliance and regulatory issues related to planning, energy, infrastructure, and public works projects in northern California.
  • Ensure high-quality standards for all marketing materials and project deliverables.
  • Work closely with project team to plan and facilitate compliance, best practices, and permit approval.
  • Provide leadership, training, and mentorship to staff and project team.
  • Manage and oversee multiple projects simultaneously within budget, scope, and schedule expectations.
  • Prepare proposals and statements of qualifications in response to RFPs and RFQs.
  • Take an active leadership role in the development of new business with new and existing clients.
  • Develop and expand client relationships that generate repeat business.
  • Work collaboratively with our Planning and Public Policy Group and staff from other Aspen offices.

Qualifications for Success:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written work product and verbal presentations.
  • Strong working knowledge and demonstrated work experience in central and northern California with CEQA/NEPA compliance and permitting for:
    • Urban land development projects;
    • Power generation projects;
    • Public works projects;
    • Projects with utilities, municipalities, cities, and/or counties;
  • 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.
  • Proven business development experience for large programs/contracts supported by repeat business, including established contacts in the central and northern California area.
  • Experience with land use entitlement processes, general plans, master plans, specific plans, city ordinance reviews, and zoning and land use regulations.
  • Experience with Climate Action Plans, facilities master planning, or other long-range development plans.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects and apply environmental regulations.
  • Client focused and responsive to customer needs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, including familiarity with ArcGIS.

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, references, and a writing sample in which the candidate was the sole author to humanresources@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “Senior Land Use Planner – [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.

Wildlife Biologist and Monitor – California Tiger Salamander Experience

Location: Sacramento, CA

Aspen Environmental Group is seeking a Biologist/Monitor with California Tiger Salamander experience to join our Northern California office (Sacramento). The work will involve conducting field surveys, handling animals, and relocating them out of harm’s way. The candidate must have demonstrated experience working with this species, have been approved (or qualified to be approved) by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to handle this species, and possess the required permits from the regulatory agencies.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience with California Tiger Salamander.
  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred).

Responsibilities May Include

  • Working as part of a team, conduct surveys and monitoring for California Tiger Salamanders and other sensitive biological resources.
  • Prepare field notes and technical reports.
  • Participating in interdisciplinary teams and monitor construction at various locations in Northern California.
  • Working effectively in both field and office environments.

Qualifications for Success

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations.
  • Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be highly motivated.
  • Highly-developed organization skills with attention to both the big picture and attention to detail are a necessity to meet competing deadlines and demands.
  • Demonstrated experience with the biological resources of Northern California.
  • Experience with construction monitoring and compliance reporting, preferred.
  • Skills in MS Office, CRAM. ARC GIS and GPS data collection.
  • Ability to travel regionally as needed. 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.

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, references, and a writing sample in which the candidate was the sole or majority author to humanresources@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “CTS Monitor – [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.

Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, and Regulatory Specialists

Location: Sacramento, CA

Aspen Environmental Group is expanding our footprint in Northern California and is looking for motivated biologists to join our Team. A variety of positions are available and are open to field biologists, regulatory experts, and technical writers.  Are you looking to join and grow an office in the Sacramento area? If so, please contact us. Aspen is working on exciting projects across the State.

Required Education and Experience

Entry Level

  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience.
  • Relevant experience with California flora and fauna.

Required Education and Experience

Mid or Senior Level

  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ 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 flora and fauna.
  • Demonstrated successful client relationships and experience working with subcontractors and regulatory agencies.

Responsibilities May Include

  • 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
  • Working effectively in both field and office environments.

Qualifications for Success

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations.
  • Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be highly motivated.
  • Highly-developed organization skills with attention to both the big picture and attention to detail are a necessity to meet competing deadlines and demands.
  • 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,
  • 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.

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, references, and a writing sample in which the candidate was the sole or majority author to humanresources@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “Senior Biologist – [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.

 

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).

Required Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of eight (8) 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 eco systems and knowledge of local southern California flora and fauna.
  • Demonstrated successful client relationships and experience working with subcontractors and regulatory agencies.

Responsibilities May Include

  • 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 biologist
  • Mentoring junior staff on technical, project management, and career development matters
  • Working effectively in both field and office environments.

Qualifications for Success

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and verbal presentations.
  • Candidates must have a strong work ethic and be highly motivated.
  • Highly-developed organization skills with attention to both the big picture and attention to detail are a necessity to meet competing deadlines and demands.
  • 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,
  • 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.

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, references, and a writing sample in which the candidate was the sole or majority author to humanresources@aspeneg.com.  The subject line must state, “Senior Biologist – [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.

Cultural Resources Specialist

Location: Agoura Hills

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

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.

Aspen employee in the field

Career Opportunities

Aspen Environmental Group 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.