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Senior Regulatory Specialist/Environmental Compliance Manager at Rincon Consultants, Inc. in Fresno, California

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a leader in providing quality environmental consulting services throughout California. Recognized as a 2019 Zweig Group nationally-ranked 'Best Places to Work,’  we partner with clients in sectors such as transportation, energy and infrastructure, oil and gas, water, commercial and private development and government. Our 250+ associates in 13 offices located in northern, central, and southern CA are dedicated professionals who combine their passion with our purpose.

Position Overview

The Senior Regulatory Specialist/Compliance Manager works within Rincon's Natural Resource Group and is responsible for delegating and overseeing workflow and successful project execution while working directly with peers and assigned staff. Those applying for this position should enjoy working in a fast paced, collaborative environment with a team of technical specialists across all our service lines. This position offers the opportunity to continue to develop your professional career and become a regional or technical lead managing high profile clients or projects within our Company.


  • Project Management

    • Overseeing complex biological permitting projects (e.g., Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Coastal Act, others)

    • Managing and completing moderate to large sized projects and major tasks of larger projects in a largely unsupervised manner

    • Coordinating and tracking of assignments, scopes, schedules budgets and deliverables

    • Serving as Rincon’s primary Project point of contact for the client and regulatory agencies

    • Technical direction to staff and subcontractors

    • QA / QC

  • Business Development

    • Client outreach

    • Proposal writing and development of cost and schedule estimates

    • Client interviews

    • Presentations

  • Technical Work

    • Identify optimal permitting pathways for complex projects, and develop required technical studies and application materials

    • Conduct stream/wetland delineations and other fieldwork necessary to complete biological documentation for projects

    • Travel (with overnight stays) when needed

    • Prepare high quality technical studies and environmental documents, including Biological Resource Assessments, biological CEQA/NEPA analyses, Jurisdictional Delineations, and permit application packages.

Required Experience

  • Qualified candidates ideally will have a minimum of 3-5+ years of experience in at least 3 of the following areas:

  • Regulatory compliance experience - permitting and permit amendments, including but not limited to Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreements pursuant to California Fish and Game Code, Biological Opinions and Incidental Take Statements/Permits in accordance with the federal and California Endangered Species Acts, Individual and Nationwide Permits and Water Quality Certifications pursuant to the Clean Water Act

  • Field compliance inspections on transportation-related and other linear construction projects

  • Experience with Central Valley T&E Species; specifically, SWHA, SJKF, VPFS, and CTS

  • Experience communicating with regulatory agencies

  • BS in Biology or equivalent and at least 5+ years of relevant consulting experience or

  • MS in Biology or equivalent and at least 3+ years of relevant consulting experience or

  • PhD in Biology or equivalent and at least 3+ years of relevant experience and

  • Experience in as a lead Project Biologist - Project Management skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Good organizational skills

  • Knowledge of the HSR Project

  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, demonstrated leadership ability and eager to streamline and improve process and workflows

  • Highly motivated with strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Demonstrated experience managing budgets, supervising staff, and proposal preparation

Behavioral Competencies

  • Takes Initiative - Leads by Example - Takes Charge

  • Collaborative - Builds Consensus - Encourages Diversity of Opinion and Thought

  • Customer Focused - Delivers Exceptional Service - Exceeds Expectations

  • Shares Knowledge - Heart of a Teacher

  • Problem Solver - Results-Oriented - Resilient

Total Rewards Package* Includes:

  • HMO, PPO, HDHP, Health Savings Account options

  • Three Weeks’ Vacation accrued in the first year

  • 401(k) / Profit Sharing Retirement Plan

  • 2x/Year Bonus Opportunities

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Eight Paid Holidays

  • Flexible Spending & Dependent Care

  • Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance

  • Dental, vision, prescription drug

  • Supplemental life insurance

  • Volunteer Pay for a Day

  • Legal Shield, Identity Protection, Pet Insurance

  • Professional Development

  • Mentoring

  • Patagonia Merchandise Partnership

  • And much more!

*All programs subject to review and change and are provided for regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30+ hours per week

Rincon Consultants does not accept unsolicited applicant/candidate resumes from search firm recruiters and/or temporary agencies that do not have a signed contract and specified work order with Rincon Consultants. Further, such resumes received will be deemed the sole property of Rincon Consultants and no fees will be paid in the event Rincon Consultants subsequently hires such individual. Rincon Consultants is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.