Be part of an exciting team planning and managing the San Dieguito River Park!
The San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority (JPA) is soliciting qualified candidates for the position of Environmental Planner. The position is a 32 hour per week (4/5 time) position at the JPA’s main headquarters office in San Pasqual Valley. Position is flexible but must include in-person and field work.
This is a growth opportunity in a small agency implementing a variety of rewarding and challenging projects including planning new segments of the Coast to Crest Trail. Under the direction of the JPA’s Executive Director, the Environmental Planner is responsible for the Park’s planning and environmental review process, including ensuring that the JPA complies with land use and environmental regulations in its activities. The Environmental Planner also plans, organizes, and manages SDRP projects as assigned to implement the goals and objectives of the JPA.
Qualifying Education and Experience
Applicants shall have a bachelor’s degree in environmental or land use planning AND demonstrated experience in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) including preparing CEQA documents. Experience may include either private consultant or public agency experience in preparing environmental documents or sections in accordance with CEQA. Other qualifications may include experience in regional planning, and park, trail, and open space planning, and GIS. Applicants must demonstrate competence, skills and abilities in the following areas:
- CEQA and its implementation requirements;
- Principles and practices of local planning and land use;
- Report preparation, demonstrated writing skills including developing project descriptions, identifying and evaluating potential impacts, and identifying appropriate mitigation measures, and the ability to develop and make effective public presentations;
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local permit regulations and laws and practices applied in environmental planning;
- Knowledge of principles and practices of project management including planning, organizing, scheduling and managing consultants and budgeting;
- EIR and/or MND preparation and environmental issue scoping;
- Knowledge of basic biological and cultural resource issues; and
- Demonstrated ability to perform competently with minimum supervision.
Application Procedure and Filing Deadline
Applications will be accepted through July 2023 or until position is filled. Applications shall include a cover letter and detailed resume. Resumes shall list education degrees, work history in environmental or planning field including date(s) of current and previous positions held, descriptions of regular job duties, and reason for leaving each position as applicable. Please email your resume to:
Dewanda Vandermost, Office Manager at email@example.com