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CURRENT JOB OPENING - January 2021

ASSOCIATE REGULATORY SPECIALIST

Johnson Marigot Consulting, LLC (JMC) is a small environmental consulting firm with a focus on regulatory permitting and compliance. JMC has an opportunity for an Associate Regulatory Specialist at our home office, located in Brisbane, California. This is a full-time exempt position based on a 40-hour work week.  Exempt salaried employee may be required to work additional hours depending on the nature of work assignments.

Job Summary
JMC is seeking a highly motivated candidate with a an educational/career focus in the study and management of natural resources to join our team. This position would support numerous projects in the Northern California region, with a focus on biological surveys and project entitlement. Biological survey duties would include general biological surveys for wildlife, plants, vegetation communities; data collection and organization; and writing of technical reports. Project entitlement duties would include writing permit applications, resource agency coordination, and managing permit compliance. Additional duties would include, but are not limited to, mapping, technical editing, and conducting literature reviews. Experience with wetland delineations, marine aquatic resources, and fisheries biology is desired.


​Job Responsibilities Include

  1. Assist with delineations of waters of the U.S./State: 1) conducting wetland delineations of proposed project sites in accordance with the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual and appropriate Regional Supplement; 2) producing appropriate maps in a accordance with South Pacific Division’s most current mapping standards; and 3) completing wetland delineation forms and reports.
  2. Complete Biological Assessment: 1) produce due diligence reports to document potential constraints related to state and federal threatened / endangered or protected species; 2) completing consultation services pursuant to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the California Endangered Species Act; 3) complete state Incidental Take Permit applications  pursuant to California Endangered Species Act and 4) make recommendations, when appropriate, for additional surveys (i.e., rare plant and/or species specific protocol surveys).
  3. Complete permit applications for project entitlement including: 1) preparation of Department of the Army permit applications for activities requiring “fill material” to be placed within waters of the U.S. (within the regulatory authority of the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899); 2) preparation of applications for Regional Water Quality Control Board 401 certifications pursuant to Sections 3830 through 3869 of Title 23 of the California Code of Regulations; and 3) preparation of applications for California Department of Fish and Wildlife Streambed Alteration Agreements pursuant to the Fish and Game Code (Section 1602).  This work may include completion of support documentation necessary to acquire permits (e.g., Section 404(b)(1) Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative, mitigation and monitoring reports, and pre-application meeting documentations). Additional environmental regulatory entitlement pursuant to Federal and State law, as well as local ordinance.
  4. Implement project compliance documentation according to terms and conditions of authorizations.
  5. Conduct agency negotiation toward resolution of non-compliance actions related to unauthorized activities and/or formal enforcement.
  6. Complete mapping requests as needed. JMC currently uses the opensource software QGIS to prepare maps, calculations, and conduct assessments. QGIS operates similarly to ArcGIS, with ArcGIS mapping skills readily transferable and applicable, but would require the applicant to problem solve and research differences in procedures. 


Physical Demands

  1. Work may require regular and recurring physical exertion related to field work such as hiking long distances through rough country, repeated digging of soil pits, frequent stooping to sample vegetation, climbing steep inclines, and jumping over obstructions.
  2. Work involves regular and recurrent exposure to rough terrain, adverse weather conditions or situations in which one is exposed to heavy earth moving equipment or unimproved roads that must be traversed.  Such work environments may also involve exposure to unfavorable conditions such as dangerous weather, chemicals, noise, fumes, contaminated water, animals and plants, and may require use of protective equipment such as hard hats, protective shoes, etc. 


Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Wildlife Biology, Botany, Biology or similar field
  • Experience with technical writing
  • 2 to 5 years + of related experience including authoring permit applications and completing wetland delineations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency with cloud-based file management
  • Familiarity with GIS and field mapping of resources
  • Familiarity with wetland and special status species permitting and environmental regulatory compliance


Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non - exhaustive list): race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

About JMC

Johnson Marigot Consulting, LLC (JMC), established in the fall of 2014, is an environmental consulting firm which specializes in identification of biological constraints (i.e. wetland and special status species), obtaining project authorization/regulatory compliance, and identification of appropriate compensatory mitigation. Our clients range from private developers to large public infrastructure agencies.  We are a small business which aims to support staff growth.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Benefits including health insurance, a 401K program, paid vacation and sick leave


​If interested in this position, please contact Lauren Bingham at Lauren.Bingham@johnson-marigot.com