San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Job Opportunity - Unit Environmental Specialist (CAL FIRE, San Diego County)

August 20, 2019 0:00am to September 30, 2019 0:00am

Under the direction and supervision of the Unit Forester (Forester II), the Unit Environmental Specialist (Environmental Scientist) will perform a variety of responsible professional scientific office and field work related to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Fire Prevention Grant Program, fuel reduction projects, technical service projects and prescribed fire projects.

The Environmental Scientist will perform the following duties:

  • The Unit Environmental Specialist will perform assigned natural resource management analysis, research, surveys, investigations, and studies involving fuel reduction projects, forest health concerns, prescribed fire projects, technical service projects and other requests;

  • analyze potential project impacts of resources;

  • use professional judgment in the level of environmental review compliance needed on project by project basis;

  • prepare regulatory and compliance documents;

  • remain current on pertinent environmental laws and regulations; prepare non-routine correspondence and answer non-routine questions from Unit staff, grantees, stakeholders, agencies/Departments, and the public; and do other related resource management work.

  • Communicate and work directly cooperators and Unit staff in the development of projects and environmental review documentation, *attend public meetings and make presentations on relevant subject matter to various groups;

  • review projects and assess potential environmental impacts from the proposed projects,

  • complete Initial Studies and required documentation (including but not limited to verification under emergency proclamation, exemptions, negative declaration, and/or Environmental Impact Report),

  • review Grantee documentation, Grantee’s assessment of potential project impacts, and