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Default Senior Botanist/Wetland Specialist

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESAís scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that youíve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

About the Position:
Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is currently seeking a Senior Botanist/Permitting Specialist to work in our one of our Bay Area offices (San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Petaluma). Job duties may include: leading botanical surveys and wetland delineations, leading California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) analysis for biological resource impacts, contributing to wetland restoration plans, preparing wetland mitigation and monitoring plans, leading the preparation of permit applications under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, California Fish and Game Code, Bay Conservation and Development Commission Regulations, Coastal Act, and other relevant laws and regulations. Responsibilities also include developing new biological resources business, leading multi-disciplinary teams, and working with local, State and federal regulators to secure permits for a wide variety of projects. You will work on exciting and challenging projects that may include environmental permitting services for water/wastewater, commercial and residential development, energy, transportation, land management planning, monitoring, and habitat restoration clients.

10-15 years related work experience; bachelorís degree in biology, ecology, wildlife conservation, or related discipline (masterís degree preferred). Restoration ecology experience, education, and interest (native plant revegetation, wetlands, riparian, soils, etc.) are strongly preferred. Required are also a working knowledge of Northern California flora and natural communities, quantitative analysis skills, strong communication skills, excellent writing skills, and knowledge of regulations under the Clean Water Act, Rivers and Harbors Act, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, CEQA and NEPA, Endangered Species Act, California Fish and Game Code, Coastal Act, and BCDC. Ability to lead resource specialist teams and to lead field survey teams throughout Northern California.

ESA is owned entirely by its employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence and professional development. ESAís comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance, vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit the ESA Careers page at or follow the link below:

At ESA, we value diversity, inclusion, and the solutions that come from collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. With a culture built on mutual respect [for one another] and the opportunity to grow our careers, ESA celebrates differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employee-owners unique.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)
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