AECOM California Wetland Regulatory Specialist / Biologist in Orange, California

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Position Title California Wetland Regulatory Specialist / Biologist

United States of America - California


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Wetland Regulatory Specialist for immediate employment for the Orange, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Support and lead technical work including complex jurisdictional delineations of waters and wetlands, delineation reports, permitting application packages, biological impact analyses for sections of CEQA or NEPA environmental documents (EA, EIS, MND, EIR, etc) and stand-alone technical reports (NES, BTR, etc.)

  • Project management and participating as a biologist on habitat restoration projects, botanical surveys, listed species surveys, conservation plans, and habitat management plans

  • Project and/or task-level management, client management, and leading coordination with resource agencies

  • Responsible for projects that involve innovative mitigation and conservation planning

  • Multi-disciplinary teamwork with biologists, planners, landscape architects, and restoration ecologists

  • Creative integration of natural resource analysis and project design

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Wetland Ecology, Natural Resources, or similar related field

  • 8+ years of professional experience in California working directly with state and federal agencies (e.g., USACE, USFWS, BLM, BOR, CDFW, RWQCB, and CCC) and major regulatory frameworks (e.g., NEPA, CEQA, ESA, CESA, CFGC, CWA and CCA)

  • A professional background in wetland ecology and knowledge of permits and regulations of the waters of the U.S. and state of California and wetlands

  • Strong writing skills and experience leading and overseeing jurisdictional delineation reports and preparing permit application packages (including CWA Section 404/401, CFGC Section 1600-1616, CCA Section 30600 CDP), Mitigation and Monitoring Plans, Biological Assessments, and EIR/EIS sections

  • Must have experience with permitting under federal, state, and local regulations including the Clean Water Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Porter-Cologne Act, California Fish and Game Code 1600, etc.

  • Must have experience working with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Regional Water Quality Control Board

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Requires some travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Biology, Wetland Ecology, Natural Resources, or similar related field

  • Familiarity with complex issues related to wetland ecology, watershed planning, ecological restoration, conservation planning, and/or natural resources planning

  • Agency consultations under Sections 7 and 10 of ESA and preparing associated documentation

  • Experience in marketing and business development efforts in pursuit of new projects

  • Project management skills, including the ability to effectively manage schedule, staff, budget and finances

  • Experience working with California Coastal Commission

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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Job Category Sciences

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 161647BR