Seasonal Environmental Compliance Monitor and Arborist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512171-607866
    • Job Location: Ventura, CA
      Los Angeles, CA,
      San Luis Obispo, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 06, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Type of Degree: BS
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Job Description:

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is a highly qualified professional consulting firm comprised of environmental scientists, geologists, biologists, planners, environmental engineers, wetland scientists, GIS professionals, archaeologists and architectural historians, LEED accredited professionals, sustainability experts, and visual information specialists. We provide a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment & remediation, and biological and cultural resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

Recognized as a Zweig Group nationally rated 'Best Places to Work' in 2015 and 2017, we invest in our employees through competitive salaries, benefits and incentive programs designed to further the professional development of each employee in line with the firm's business goals and needs.

Rincon Consultants, Inc. is seeking to hire seasonal staff, local to Ventura, Santa Barbara, or Los Angeles County, to assist with biological and environmental compliance monitoring for large and small utility and transportation projects throughout California.

The primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Monitoring and reporting regulatory compliance conditions for a range of issues such as terrestrial and aquatic biological resources, tree resources, water quality, noise, air quality (fugitive dust), BMPs, mitigation and restoration success, and erosion control. 
  • Tree Inventories
  • Tree Assessments/Evaluations
  • Tree Identification
  • Communication/coordination with tree trimming crews
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Compliance monitoring
  • Knowledge of local ordinances



This position serves as a liaison between Rincon, our clients, contractors, and relevant agencies to ensure projects are compliant with conditions of approval. This position requires the ability to perform extensive fieldwork on potentially difficult terrain and during adverse weather conditions, often independently, and may require occasional extended travel. The ideal candidate will be based out of Ventura, Santa Barbara, or Los Angeles County.

 

Experience and Skills:

• Minimum B.S. in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources, or another related field (candidates with the equivalent in knowledge and experience may also be considered)
• General knowledge and experience conducting nesting bird surveys, general wildlife pre-construction surveys, and identifying plants and wildlife of California
• Map reading and field survey techniques
• HAZWOPER certification or willingness to become certified
• Highly motivated with excellent documentation skills, interpersonal skills, and communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team
• Familiarity with the California Storm Water Quality Handbooks and Construction Site Best Management Practice Manual
• Detail oriented; resourceful; strong time management skills; ability to work independently in the field
• ISA Certified Arborist required
• Required to be at least 21 years of age
• Ability to identify local trees and knowledge of growth rates
• Experience working with data collection devices and GIS software desired
• Basic understanding of computers and experience with Microsoft Office Suite Required
• Must work well with people
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong customer relation skills
• Ability to work in varied terrain and inclement weather with flexible schedules (available nights and weekends as needed)
• Valid Driver License
• Minimum qualification; SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTED CONSTRUCTION MONITORING ON UTILITY/TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS (for at least 2 years TOTAL)