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Environmental Scientist (JC-432339)

Project Biologist (Transportation)

Environmental Scientist

Job Control: JC-432339

Classification: Environmental Scientist

Annual Salary: $49,740.00 – $95,112.00

Apply by: 5/30/2024

All applications must be submitted through the link external link on Calcareers.

"At Caltrans, we foster a supportive environment that encourages open communication and mutual respect, empowering you to bring your best ideas forward. Our commitment to work-life balance ensures you have time to recharge and pursue personal passions, while our dedication to job security guarantees a stable and fulfilling career."

About the Position:

Under the general direction of the Environmental Stewardship Branch Chief, the incumbent is an interdisciplinary team member who will be responsible for preparing and reviewing complex environmental and biological documents, technical studies, and analytical reports to ensure compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and numerous state and federal environmental resource laws and regulations. The Incumbent is the Project Biologist on Department project and researches, prepares, and analyzes complex technical reports for compliance with CEQA/NEPA, CESA/FESA and Section 7 as well as many biologically related state and federal laws and regulations as they pertain to transportation projects. The incumbent must be able to lead and conduct protocol level field surveys for a variety of plant, animal and natural resources and to provide technical data for the biological analysis. This position requires GIS skills to prepare maps and conduct analysis to report both temporary and permanent impacts to varying resources of concern. The incumbent will conduct oversight and review of biological technical studies for local agency documents, Biological Assessments for FESA Section 7 consultation, and will identify and articulate impacts and recommended environmental mitigation measures. This position must demonstrate the ability to prepare permit applications for CESA compliance and complete and coordinate all necessary information for a complete permit application. This position must coordinate with appropriate internal and external experts to identify appropriate mitigation. The incumbent will work as a liaison with federal, State, and local regulatory entities, including Regulatory agencies such as USFWS, CDFW, NMFS, and the CA Coastal Commission for coordination, consultation and compliance with various environmental and biological regulations.

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