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Senior Regulatory Specialist/Wetland Scientist

Location: Rancho Cordova, California, United States
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We are GEI.   
   
Some of the world’s most pressing problems – from climate change to sustainable development, to critical infrastructure and the future of our energy supply – need our brightest and diverse minds working together to create safer, more resilient communities for tomorrow.   
   
We are technical experts, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who draw from diverse backgrounds to solve our clients’ most complex challenges.   
   
With more than 40 offices across North America, we offer a range of engineering, science, and technical consulting services. Our range of expertise, project types, and culture make us the choice for top talent in the AEC industry.   
   
Your role at GEI   
   
GEI has an outstanding mid-level environmental opportunity in Sacramento or Oakland to help support our growing environmental practice in California.  The position involves working on projects throughout California but especially in the Central Valley and/or Bay Area. The position has tremendous short- and long-term growth opportunities for your career within GEI, including stock ownership. You will work collaboratively with clients and GEI’s other leaders and experts in the environmental and engineering fields, primarily on water, energy, and multi-benefit projects for private and public clients, especially water supply and flood districts. As part of our multidisciplinary project teams, you will have an important role supporting tasks and projects; preparing permit applications and providing regulatory strategy; and working as part of our dynamic team to solve an array of water and environmental issues critical to California’s environmental, water, and energy landscape.   
   
Essential Responsibilities and Duties   
  • Develop environmental compliance strategies for projects in California that reflect a broad and comprehensive understanding of applicable federal, state, and local natural resource regulations; 
  • Preparation and processing of Federal Section 404 and 401 Clean Water Act, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, and California Fish and Game 1600 permit applications;
  • Leading aquatic resource delineation field surveys and preparation of associated technical reports;
  • Supporting Federal and State Endangered Species Act consultations;
  • Representing clients in meetings and phone calls with regulatory agencies;
  • Actively participate in multi-disciplinary teamwork with biologists, planners, landscape architects, restoration ecologists, and engineers;
  • Project management experience desired but not required.
Minimum Qualifications   
  • BA, BS, or MS in environmental science, biology, natural resources, or similar.
  • At least five (5) years of experience with state and federal environmental laws, specifically Section 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act, Federal and State Endangered Species Act, and California Fish and Game Code.
  • At least five (5) years of experience conducting aquatic resources delineations meeting U.S. Army Corps of Engineers standards, Sacramento Region and/or Northern California experience is desired.
  • Familiarity with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and/or California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) environmental documents.
  • Knowledge of environmental resources in California.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including providing clear direction and effectively communicating in meetings.
  • Valid California driver’s license.
GEI’s Total Rewards Package Includes   
  • Market-Competitive Compensation, including Eligibility for an Annual Performance Bonus
  • Pay Range For This Position: $85,000 - 125,000 per year
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and More
  • Well-Being Program and Paid Parental Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Hybrid Work Schedules and Home Office and Cell Phone Stipends
  • GEI University (GEIU) with Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Connecting Conversation Program with a Focus on Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Support and Financial Rewards for Publication Awards, Professional Dues, and Professional Licenses
  • Paid Holidays and Generous Paid Time Off Program
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
  • Opportunity to be an Owner and Shareholder (Learn more here)
  • A Vibrant Culture that is Focused on Partnership, Sustainability, Giving Back to Our Communities and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • And More…
  
  
WORK ENVIRONMENT  
  
  
  
Functional Demands:    
  
  
  
X 
Sedentary 
 
Light 
 
Medium 
Other 
  
  
Activity Level Throughout Workday (check one per row)  
Physical Activity Requirements 
Occasional 
(0-35% of day) 
Frequent 
(33-66% of day) 
Continuous 
(67-100% of day) 
Not Applicable 
Sitting 
 
 
6-8 hours 
 
Standing 
0-1 hour 
 
 
 
Walking 
0-1 hour 
 
 
 
Climbing 
 
 
 
X 
Lifting (floor to waist level) (in pounds) 
0-10 pounds 
 
 
 
Lifting (waist level and above) (in pounds) 
0-10 pounds 
 
 
 
Carrying objects 
0-1 hour 
 
 
 
Push/pull 
 
 
 
X 
Twisting 
0-1 hour 
 
 
 
Bending 
0-1 hour 
 
 
 
Reaching forward 
0-1 hour 
 
 
 
Reaching overhead 
0-1 hour 
 
 
 
Squat/kneel/crawl 
 
 
 
X 
Wrist position deviation 
 
3-5 hours 
 
 
Pinching/fine motor skills 
1-2 hours 
 
 
 
Keyboard use/repetitive motion 
 
 
6-8 hours 
 
Taste or smell (taste=never) 
0-1 hour 
 
 
 
Talk or hear 
 
3-5 hours 
 
 
Accurate 20/40 
Very Accurate 20/20 
Not Applicable 
Near Vision 
X 
 
Far Vision 
X 
 
 
 
Yes 
No 
Not Applicable 
Color Discrimination 
X 
Sensory Requirements 
Minimal 
Moderate 
Accurate 
Not Applicable 
Depth perception 
X 
 
 
Hearing 
X 
 
 
 
 
Environment Requirements 
Occupational Exposure Risk Potential 
Reasonably Anticipated 
Not Anticipated 
Blood borne pathogens 
X 
 
Chemical 
 
X 
Airborne communicable diseases 
X 
 
Extreme temperatures 
 
X 
Radiation 
 
X 
Uneven surfaces or elevations 
 
X 
Extreme noise levels 
 
X 
Dust/particulant matter 
 
X 
 
 
Other (exposure risks):  
 
 
Usual workday hours: 
X 
8 
 
10 
 
12 
Other work hours 
 
  
  
  
  
 
  
  
  
  
 
GEI is an AA/equal opportunity employer, including disabled and veterans. 
 
   
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