401(k), 401(k) matching, annual bonus, health/dental insurance, paid vacation time, paid sick time, 11 paid holidays, relocation assistance
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Who We Are:
Camas provides environmental consulting services to governments, businesses, and landowners seeking assistance with projects that impact land and water. We assist with project components such as regulatory permitting, scienti?c analysis, land conservation, compliance program development, and working-group facilitation related to any aspect of these processes.
At Camas clients come to use to assist them in finding a pathway through what seems like an impossible barrier. We seek new creative non-traditional solutions. We take on the impossible and find possibility. Therefore, the work environment is for those that thrive in being asked to rise to a challenge and confidence doing complex projects for the first time.
The job location is a hybrid remote position out of Hood River Oregon. We have many exciting watershed projects throughout Washington, Oregon, and California. Work could be a hybrid position with the appropriate candidate demonstrating advanced experience and established regulatory agency contacts. Candidate preference will be in our office, unless candidate has remote work experience, exceptional communication skills, developed organizational systems for remote work, and demonstrates a business case for remote work.
The Senior Environmental Planner is responsible for the oversight, management, and preparation of local, state and federal permit applications for infrastructure projects, with a focus on renewable energy and water related projects. Advanced knowledge of regulatory requirements, permitting, and project implementation compliance. Preference to candidates with FERC hydroelectric license project acquisition, surrender and implementation.
You excel at providing environmental planning services while partnering with engineers, resource specialists, biologists, and senior planners. Job responsibilities include preparation of documents and coordination of permitting actions related to NEPA, CEQA, state fish and game codes, land use codes, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act for renewable energy and sustainable development clients and preparing related environmental documentation; assisting with environmental permitting efforts, including local land use applications; and developing documentation for a variety of planning studies. Geospatial capabilities are desirable but not essential.
Candidate must have experience in developing permit applications and overseeing CEQA/SEPA and/or NEPA preparation. Permits included, but not limited to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Clean Water Act Permits (401/402/404/408), CA Regional Water Quality Control Boards, Oregon State Lands, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other natural resources agencies.
Preferred candidates will have experience in FERC hydroelectric regulatory processing to include relicensing, new licenses, license amendments, surrenders, dam safety, and compliance.
Candidate will provide strategy development, preparation, and acquisition of necessary permits from the applicable resource agencies. Candidate will interact with client staff, environmental and engineering consultants, legal counsel, and local, state or federal agencies to successfully accomplish project goals.
Candidate will have excellent writing skills, advanced use of Microsoft applications, organizational skills, capacity to manage several client deliverables at one time, ability to speak as if they are right and listen as if they are wrong. The job requires a candidate to be able to see a strategic pathway to solution.
This position spends time focused on writing and analysis. The successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable with working in a team environment on large, complex projects. You have progressive writing experience on previous environmental projects and have received high remarks on written documents.
Preferred Qualifications For Senior Level:
Master’s degree or proven work history in consulting.
5-7 years of professional experience.
Strong knowledge of Federal/State/Local environmental regulations.
Strong verbal communication skills including leading in-person meetings and conference calls.
Energy industry experience, preferably FERC hydroelectric experience.
Strong track record of communicating with and developing relationships with regulatory agency personnel.
Capacity and desire to learn new things quickly and be challenged.
Capacity to require minimal instruction or assistance to deliver the work product.