Santa Clara Valley Water District

The Santa Clara Valley Water District, with a history dating back to 1929, manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County’s 1.9 million residents.

The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, and nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds, providing wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water to homes and businesses.

The water district is the flood control agency for Santa Clara County, annually preparing creeks for winter rains through levee maintenance, sediment removal, bank repair and vegetation management. We have invested more than $1 billion in flood protection efforts to protect nearly 100,000 parcels with many more projects planned.

Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose, California, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Description Environmental Planning Unit (Position Code 0529) Salary: Assistant Environmental Planner I:  $7,266.13 - $9,301.07 Assistant Environmental Planner II: $7,827.73 - $10,015.20    Duties: The Assistant Environmental Planner I/II will work in the Environmental Planning Unit of the Watersheds Stewardship and Planning Division providing support to capital and operational projects in project development, impact avoidance and minimization, compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, and regulatory permit acquisition.   Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist project teams with planning; impact avoidance and minimization Prepare and review environmental documents Direct consultants Prepare regulatory permit applications; negotiate terms Assist with implementation of Mitigation and Monitoring Plans Ideal Experience: Experience in land use or environmental planning in public agency or consulting firm Experience preparing regulatory permit applications and negotiating terms Project management  Ideal Knowledge: Bachelor's degree in Land Use Planning, Biology Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, or Ecology Experience preparing CEQA documents Knowledge of mitigating for impacts Federal, state, and local regulations and laws Project management Ideal Skills and Abilities: Assess, mitigate, monitor, and report environmental elements and impacts Formulate and evaluate proposals and alternatives for use in the environmental planning process Represent the District before federal and state regulators, local agencies, and the public Effective communication skills (both verbal and written) Ideal candidate's background includes: Public speaking and presentation skills Knowledge of regulatory permitting Good organizational, written and verbal communication  Typical Qualifications Experience: Assistant Environmental Planner I None. Assistant Environmental Planner II Three (3) years of experience performing professional-level responsibilities as an environmental planner. Substitution A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental studies, environmental planning, city and regional planning, environmental science, natural resources management, geography or related field may substitute for a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience.   Two (2) years performing professional-level planning, not involving full time work on environmental regulations, may substitute for each year of the required environmental planning experience.   Professional certification in a relevant field or subject matter may substitute for a year of experience. This may include, but is not limited to, certification as an: AICP Certified Environmental Planner, AICP Certified Planner, AICP Certified Transportation Planner, Professional Wildlife Biologist, or other certification provided by the state of California or a nationally recognized professional organization related to environmental planning. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental studies, environmental planning, city and regional planning, environmental science, natural resources management, geography, or a related field. Special Requirement: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click   here   (Download PDF reader) Remember to say you found this opportunity at