Aug 08, 2020

Associate Environmental Specialist

  • Construction Jobs Inc
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

COMPANY NAME: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California JOB TITLE: Associate Environmental Specialist COMPANY DESCRIPTION: DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position is a journey level position performing Associate Environmental Specialist job duties. You will be responsible for planning, preparing, conducting, coordinating, and monitoring environmental studies and programs in accordance with federal and state environmental laws and regulations, including the California Environmental Quality Act, California Fish and Game Code, Clean Water Act, and federal and state endangered species acts. You will develop plans and procedures for compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations; prepare and review environmental documents and permit applications; monitor quality of work products and project scope, budget, and schedule; oversee consultant work products; prepare environmental specifications and review construction drawings; coordinate with regulatory agencies; and develop and implement mitigation monitoring plans for capital projects and operations and maintenance activities. You will plan and carry out the successive steps and handle problems and deviations in the work assignment in accordance with instructions, policies, previous training, or accepted practices in the occupation. You may act as a lead and may coordinate and review work assignments of employees performing the same general work as the lead on a day-to-day basis. Your responsibilities may involve solving problems and providing instructions on work procedures.


This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.
To view the full job description click here: Associate Environmental Specialist


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years of relevant experience; or two years in an MWD Assistant Environmental Specialist II classification; or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience.


A degree (Bachelors or Masters) in a related field is defined as: Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Biology, Environmental Planning, or other directly related environmental or social sciences degree.

Relevant Experience is defined as: Experience with environmental laws and regulations including, but not limited to, the California Environmental Quality Act, California Fish and Game Code, Clean Water Act, and federal and state endangered species acts. Experience should include preparation of California Environmental Quality Act documents, technical reports, and regulatory permit applications; construction/mitigation monitoring and implementation of permit conditions and mitigation monitoring plans; and project management experience to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations.


License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.



25% Technical Knowledge (knowledge of CEQA, California Fish and Game Code, Clean Water Act, federal and state endangered species acts)
20% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
15% Project Management
15% Oral Communication Skills
25% Written Communication Skills

100% Total


• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

• On-site fitness center


For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email:


MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

REQUIRED SKILLS: BENEFITS: INDUSTRY: Energy and Utilities CATEGORY TIER 1: Life, Physical and Social Science CATEGORY TIER 2: Physical Scientists CATEGORY TIER 3: Environmental Scientist or Specialist, Including Health CLASSIFICATION TYPE: Permanent CLASSIFICATION TIME: Full-time JOB PAYMENT: Hourly SALARY RANGE: 43-56 % TRAVEL INCLUDED: % TELECOMMUTE: EDUCATION: --LOCATION OF JOB-- COUNTRY: United States STATE/PROVINCE: California CITY: Los Angeles ZIP CODE: 90012 REQUISITION NUMBER: 1616 CONTACT NAME: Jim Anderson CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS:



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