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Environmental Specialist

Metropolitan Water District
Los Angeles, California, US
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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Environmental Specialist

Job LocationsUS-CA-Los Angeles Job ID2022-2102 Posted Date 1 week ago(4/12/2022 1:36 PM) Application Filing Period April 12, 2022 - May 16, 2022 (4:30 p.m. PST) # of Openings 2 Min USD $52.54/Hr. Max USD $68.83/Hr. Work Schedule (Days/Hours) 9/80 Group CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER Section ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING SECTION

As an Environmental Specialist you will plan, prepare, conduct, coordinate, monitor, and lead complex environmental studies and projects in accordance with federal and state environmental laws and regulations, including: California Environmental Quality Act, California Fish and Game Code, Clean Water Act, Porter Cologne Water Quality Control Act, and federal and state endangered species acts.

Your responsibilities will include: preparing and reviewing environmental documents, including initial studies, negative declarations, mitigated negative declarations, environmental impact reports, and associated technical reports; developing and implementing mitigation monitoring plans for capital projects and operations and maintenance activities; preparing environmental specifications and reviewing construction drawings; preparing and reviewing permit applications; providing technical and interdisciplinary team oversight of staff for quality control of work product and budget and schedule management; preparing environmental project scopes, budgets, and schedules for consultants, and providing consultant oversight, including monitoring work product quality; negotiating with regulatory agencies; establishing and maintaining a high and effective level of communication with managers, staff and consultants; and developing and presenting environmental planning training protocols.

This position requires excellent written and spoken communication skills, organizational and time management skills, flexibility to work on a multitude of diverse projects, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn new skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with members of the project team, consultants, and other departments, and be able to work both independently and as a part of a project team.

To view the full job description click here: Environmental Specialist

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and six years of relevant experience; or two years in a MWD Associate Environmental Specialist classification; or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years of relevant experience.

Relevant Experience is defined as: experience with environmental planning and project management for compliance with environmental regulations including, but not limited to, the California Environmental Quality Act, California Fish and Game Code, Clean Water Act, and federal and state endangered species acts.

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver's License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

40% Technical /Analytical Knowledge and Experience

20% Project Management

15% Interpersonal Effectivenessf
15% Written/Technical Communication

10% Oral Communication
100% Total

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements
• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
• On-site fitness center

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan's mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan's facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email:

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

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