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Senior Regulatory Specialist

ICF International
San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
Dec 19, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Senior Regulatory Specialist

Southern CA

The Southern California Natural Resources Team is looking for a seasoned and technically accomplished Senior Regulatory Specialist to support permitting needs, including conducting jurisdictional delineations pursuant to methods established by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for the Arid West Region, preparing permit applications for individual, general, and programmatic permitting efforts with the Corps, Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), working with the restoration team to draft mitigation-related documents, working with the biological team to support consultations with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other technical documents. You will join an existing team of Natural Resources professionals that includes wildlife biologists, botanists, aquatic resource biologists (waters, wetlands, and riparian areas), restoration ecologists, and regulatory specialists. You may conduct work at project sites across southern California that require travel away from home and overnight stays.

The position can be based in Southern CA with office locations in San Diego, Irvine, Los Angeles, CA. Option to work remotely within Southern California.

Basic Qualifications
  • BS/MS/PHD in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of related experience
  • 5+ years of experience conducting Jurisdictional Delineations using the Arid West Supplement and Ordinary High Water Mark Manual and new SWRCB Procedures.
  • 5+ years of experience completing large project permit applications and supporting documents under the Clean Water Act (Sections 401 and 404), Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, Section 1600 of the State Fish and Game Code, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act for the Corps, SWRCB/RWQCB, and CDFW

Preferred Skills/Experience
  • Approved Jurisdictional Determinations
  • Preparing Corps' Section 404 Impact Analysis, Environmental Assessments, Public Interest Review, and 404(b)(1) Alternatives Analyses
  • Preparing Biological Assessments or other documents in support of consultations pursuant to Section 7 and/or 10 of the Endangered Species Act
  • California Coastal Commission and Coastal Development Permits
  • California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM)
  • Programmatic Permitting (developing RGPs, SAMPs, or other programmatic permits)
  • Compensatory Mitigation Planning (HMMP, Mitigation Banks, and/or In-lieu Fee Programs)
  • Experience preparing proposal scope and budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with clients, prepare meeting agenda, and meeting minutes
  • Experience with business and client development
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and with regulatory agency personnel

Professional Skills
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, including ability to identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work limited overtime as necessary

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement .

San Diego, CA (CA74)
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