Job Opening: Assistant Environmental Planner
September 13, 2022
APPLICATION SUBMISSION HAS CLOSED
Full Position Description
Within the campus environmental planning group, the Assistant Environmental Planner will participate in the environmental review process for campus projects through writing environmental review documents, reviewing consultant-led environmental review documents, completing notifications and regulatory requirements for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and maintaining campus environmental planning documentation materials. Responsibilities also include the preparation of environmental approval documents for campus projects, screening campus projects for potential environmental impacts, collaborating with campus colleagues for assistance with environmental documents, and interacting with consultants and members of the public to resolve inquiries related to outreach for environmental planning efforts.
This is a 2-year contract position with the possibility for an extension.
- 70% Environmental Planning and Review
Write and review environmental review documents for UC Davis (Davis and Sacramento) and outlying facilities.Assist with preparation, review, and approval process for environmental exemptions, Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Reports, and other environmental review documents. Draft correspondence for responding to environmental planning regulatory issues. Assist with CEQA scheduling and budgeting; interact with environmental consultants. Seek input and coordinate review comments from campus environmental planning team members (water, air, cultural, greenhouse gas, hazardous materials). Assist with mitigation monitoring program for LRDP EIR and project specific monitoring and reporting needs. Advise on environmental review process and educate campus managers of their responsibilities.
- 20% Campus Planning
Provide professional planning support for overall campus physical and environmental planning initiatives. Compile data, write reports and policy comparisons, make recommendations, and participate in campus project,policy, and technical committees.Complete site planning assessments to assist with implementing the UC Davis long range planning and physical design framework.
- 10% Other Duties Assigned
Required Experience and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in environmental planning or fields related to environmental planning, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with the practice of implementing the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, guidelines for implementation of these laws, and the general body of laws and technical procedures governing environmental impact analysis.
- Experience with current practices and procedures in urban, environmental, transportation, capital planning, higher education planning and related topics, planning laws, or environmental regulations.
- Experience developing and delivering recommendations for planning needs.
- Exceptional writing and assessment skills. Computer experience including word processing, spreadsheets, and email software.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
- Experience in completing environmental impact assessment documents, complying with regulatory requirements.
- Experience in or aptitude to learn software modeling related to environmental impacts, particularly noise, air quality and greenhouse gas impact analysis.
- Experience in or aptitude to learn detailed legal requirements for required CEQA topics such as air quality, cultural resources, transportation, or water quality/hydrology.
- Detailed knowledge of CEQA policies, implementation strategies, and emerging issues.
- Knowledge of a broad range of academic and institutional issues related to a major research university environment.
- Interpersonal, communication and oral presentation and public speaking skills; skills to compile complex data and information, draft formal documents and produce comprehensive reports. Interpersonal, communication and oral presentation and public speaking skills; skills to compile complex data and information, draft formal documents and produce comprehensive reports.