|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Environmental and Natural Resources Planning|
|Job Level||Mid II (4-8 years)|
|Salary Range||$70K - $80K DOE|
|AICP Certification||Not Required|
Cordoba Corporation is part of the team providing Program Management services for the California High-Speed Rail Project (CHSTP). This multi-billion dollar project is an 800 mile high-speed rail passenger service, which will run from Sacramento in the North to San Diego in the South, with major interchange hubs in between, including San Francisco and Los Angeles. This will be the first, true high-speed rail project in America, with trains operating at up to 220 mph.
We have immediate opportunities for Environmental Planners to work on CHSTP in Sacramento. These positions will provide assistance to the senior environmental staff on the management and oversight of environmental documents being prepared by Regional Consultants on the nine sections of the High Speed Rail Project. Our ideal candidate would have experience in the preparation of Environmental Impact Reports and Environmental Impacts Statements in the state of California. These positions will assist in providing technical direction to the Regional Consultants on the preparation of environmental documents and permits and in reviewing the documents for consistency and adequacy with the prescribed CHSR methods. The selected candidate will work interactively with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) personnel, the Program Management Team (PMT), PB staff located throughout the State, Regional Consultants, and the Federal Railroad Administration towards the successful completion of environmental certification and securing a Record of Decision from the federal government for the specific sections of the HSR.
In addition to NEPA/CEQA experience, our ideal candidate would have some knowledge and experience in permitting and environmental clearance activities associated with natural resources such as the 404/408 permits from the Army Corps of Engineers, Biological Assessment for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Section 401/402 permits from the State Water Resources Control Board, Section 1602 and Section 20181 permit from the California Department of Fish and Game, and permitting through the regional Air Quality Control Boards.
Additional tasks may include conducting research and preparing environmental documentation, developing graphics for presentations and reports using GIS and other software, performing quality control reviews, and agency coordination. The successful candidate will work closely with senior planners in the preparation of technical studies and environmental documents, as well as other planning studies.
The ideal candidate will be able to take direction from their manager, but also work independently and be a self-starter.
Major Responsibilities Would Include:
• Day to day coordination with regional consultants and state and federal agencies;
• Assist in directing the collection, analysis, and interpretation of technical data and ensuring that it is compiled in an easily understood and usable format,
• Compose correspondence and reports regarding project activities
• Problem solving to eliminate road blocks to the completion of the environmental process.
• Research, analysis, and determination of potential environmental impacts of the proposed HSR project
• Effectively communicate and collaborate with other team members
• Possess strong ability to handle a wide array of tasks and multiple responsibilities
• Represent the environmental team in technical meetings
• Think creatively and critically about environmental and permitting issues
• Possess general understanding of GIS and familiarity with graphical design packages a plus.
• At least 3 years experience in the planning/environmental profession.
• Preparation of environmental planning documentation under NEPA/CEQA.
• Work on major public projects, especially rail projects, is not required, but considered a plus.
• Working knowledge of GIS, Microstation (or similar), Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Project is not required, but considered a plus.
• BS or BA in Geography, Planning, Environmental Science or related field required.
• Ability to work in the United Stated is required.
We strongly believe in making a difference—for our clients, our communities, and ourselves. As such, we seek the best in our employees. In turn, we offer a competitive compensation package including: medical, dental, and vision insurances, life insurance, paid holiday, vacation, and sick days, and a 401 (k) retirement plan.
If you meet our requirements and are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to email@example.com.
Cordoba Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer