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Environmental Scientist - Santa Cruz County Environmental Scientist

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Job Description and Duties

Under the close supervision of a Senior Environment Scientist (Supervisory) within the Bay Delta Region’s Habitat Conservation Program, the incumbent is responsible for commenting on California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) projects, implementing the Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement (LSAA) program and preparing, tracking, reviewing, editing California Endangered Species Act (CESA) authorizations and other environmental review documents for projects located throughout the bay area but primarily in Santa Cruz and San Mateo Counties. Duties also include assisting in responding to public complaints and potential violations of Fish and Game Code. The incumbent represents the region, may act as the staff lead, and may provide recommendations when working with applicants, local, state and federal agencies, stakeholders, and the general public.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the following exam: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST EXAM LINK 

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Ability to use a computer keyboard for several hours each day; complete office tasks that require sitting, standing, and walking; attend meetings and conference calls. The position may require fieldwork. A valid California’s Driver’s license is required to drive on official state business. Driving may require travel of up to three or more hours each way including overnight travel. Work schedules may include early mornings and late nights; hiking over uneven and possibly steep or wet terrain and use of an All-Terrain Vehicle; and work in inclement weather. The position may require the incumbent to wear an official uniform for identification purposes.

This position offers the possibility of a telework agreement based on the Department's current Telework Policy.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.