Assistant/Associate Flood Control Planner
County of Riverside
Riverside, CA
The Flood Control has an opportunity for an Assistant/Associate Flood Control Planner who will be assigned to the Administration Division. The incumbent in this position will be required to travel to various sites to gather data to conduct environmental analysis. The Assistant/Associate Flood Control Planner will also be tasked with preparing, reviewing, and coordinating the production of various environmental/technical reports such as biological resources, air quality, water quality and geotechnical. Additionally, the incumbent will work with various agencies, such as Tribal Governments, Biology Agencies, Quality Water Board and County of Riverside Engineers. The Flood Control department desires candidates who have experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software, as well as have knowledge of environmental compliance and regulations such as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Federal Endangered Species Act, the California Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act and California Department of Fish and Game Code. The most competitive candidates at the Associate level should have experience in one or more of the following: preparing initial studies, reviewing Environmental Impact Reports, executing habitat assessments, completing jurisdictional delineation and working with consultants to gather technical information. The level at which the positions will be filled is at the Department's discretion and is contingent on the candidate's experience and qualifications.
The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District) was formed in 1945 by an Act of the California State Legislature. For more information about The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, please follow the link: http://rcflood.org/

ASSISTANT FLOOD CONTROL PLANNER Assist in preparation of Requests for Proposal/Scope of Work for capital projects; assist in the review of consultant proposals/scope of work, budgets and schedules; participate in selection of same. Assist in the management of consultant progress and work product; provide technical guidance to personnel engaged in complex environmental review processes; assist in invoice reviews for management approval; and use technical knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental laws and regulations to assist Flood Control Planners in capital project delivery facilitation. Assist Flood Control Planners in providing support and technical assistance to Project Managers of capital projects; participate in capital project delivery including attendance at stakeholder meetings and occasional public meetings. Assist in the preparation or review of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) technical studies and documents; assist in the preparation of CEQA compliance documents and notification for routine maintenance and emergency repair projects. Assist Flood Control Planners to prepare applications and obtain 404 permits, 401 certification, and stream bed alteration agreements for construction and maintenance of flood control facilities, working closely with federal, state, and local resource agencies, and cooperatively with stakeholders, including cities, oversight agencies and affected private developers to prepare same. Travel to property sites and surrounding areas with Flood Control Planners to gather data, such as habitat assessments, and assist in the analysis of collected case or project data. ASSOCIATE FLOOD CONTROL PLANNER Prepare Requests for Proposal/Scope of Work for capital and maintenance projects; review consultant proposals/scope of work, budgets, and schedules and participate in selection of same. Manage consultant progress and work product; provide technical guidance to personnel engaged in complex environmental review processes; review invoices for management approval; use technical knowledge of local, state, and federal environmental laws and regulations to facilitate capital project delivery. Provide support and technical assistance to Project Managers of capital projects; participate in capital project delivery including attendance at stakeholder meetings and occasional public meetings. Prepare or review California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) technical studies and documents; prepare CEQA compliance documents and notifications for routine maintenance and emergency repair projects. Prepare applications and obtain 404 permits, 401 certification, and stream bed alteration agreements for construction and maintenance of flood control facilities by working closely with federal, state, and local resource agencies; work cooperatively with stakeholders, including cities, oversight agencies, and affected private developers. Travel to property sites and surrounding areas to gather data, such as habitat assessment; analyze collected case or project data and formulate recommendations.
ASSISTANT FLOOD CONTROL PLANNER: $26.21/hr - $41.34/hr Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in planning, biology, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, or a closely related field. Knowledge of: Basic principles of water quality control and water resource management; basic principles of either environmental, chemical, civil, agricultural, geotechnical, or sanitary engineering relating to the treatment and disposal of solid and liquid wastes, or relating to the control of water pollution and the management of source ground water; social, economic, and environmental conditions which affect public works planning; research, analytical, and statistical methods applicable to public works planning; methods, equipment, including computers, and techniques used in the preparation of planning reports; modern theories, current trends, and general principles and practices of urban and public works planning; local, state and federal environmental laws, regulations, and standard practices; CEQA, NEPA, Clean Water Act (404, 401), ESA, California Fish and Game Code, and other applicable state and federal regulations and guidance; "Water of the US and the State" and Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plans. Ability to: Analyze water degradation and pollution and make recommendations for elimination and control; apply statistical methods and computer modeling techniques to stormwater planning projects; research, compile, analyze and interpret data; communicate effectively orally and in writing in a variety of situations; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; analyze planning problems, technical studies, and documents, develop and evaluate alternative solutions, and recommend effective courses of action. ASSOCIATE FLOOD CONTROL PLANNER: $33.45/hr - $52.79/hr Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in planning, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, or a closely related field. (A Master's degree in planning, public administration, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, environmental sciences, or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the non-specialized required experience.) Experience: OPTION I Water Resource Planning Review: Two years of responsible professional planning or engineering experience which includes one year of public works planning or engineering. OPTION II Environmental Planning: Two years of responsible professional environmental planning experience. Knowledge of: Principles of water quality control and water resource management; either environmental, chemical, civil, agricultural, geotechnical, or sanitary engineering principles relating to the treatment and disposal of solid and liquid wastes, or relating to the control of water pollution and the management of source ground water; social, economic and environmental conditions which affect public works planning; research, analytical, and statistical methods applicable to public works planning; advanced methods, equipment, including computers, and techniques used in the preparation of planning reports; modern theories, current trends, general principles and practices of urban and public works planning; local, state and federal environmental laws, regulations, and standard practices; CEQA, NEPA, Clean Water Act (404, 401), ESA, California Fish and Game Code, and other applicable state and federal regulations and guidance; "Water of the US and the State" and Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plans. Ability to: Analyze water degradation and pollution and make recommendations for elimination and control; apply statistical methods and computer modeling techniques to stormwater planning projects; research, compile, analyze, and interpret data; communicate effectively orally and in writing in a variety of situations; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; analyze complex planning problems, technical studies and documents, develop and evaluate alternative solutions, and recommend effective courses of action; analyze environmental impacts and make recommendations to minimize or avoid these impacts; conduct biological site surveys; prepare technical environmental reports and comply with federal, state, and local laws. OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE FLOOD CONTROL PLANNER License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License at the time of employment.

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