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Regulatory Permitting Specialist

Emeryville, Petaluma or San Rafael CA

Position Description

We are looking for a Regulatory Permitting Specialist to join us on a full-time basis in our San Rafael, Emeryville, or Petaluma office. The successful candidate will have experience including biological resource impact assessments, compensatory mitigation planning, and regulatory permitting. Knowledge of special-status species surveys, habitat evaluation and mapping, wetland delineation, and restoration planning is preferred. In addition, the person in this role will have the following responsibilities:


Manage projects and tasks (PM and TM revenue) 80% time

Field work mainly limited to oversight roles, work driven by client needs, kick-off meetings, or field visits involving agency personnel

Assist with field work in other situations as needed, depending on staffing requirements

Provide oversight and guidance to field work completed by junior staff

Develop and maintain technical work product templates in association with the Technical Team.

Provide leadership for junior staff, in consultation with department heads, in a fashion that supports the company’s culture, mission, and values.

Track and provide updates to management on workload, backlog, and personnel issues

Encourage and lead cross-departmental collaboration to strengthen internal communications with staff throughout the organization.

Advise clients and project managers on project issues, in consultation with subject-matter experts, to build business with existing clients

Lead and support proposal efforts to generate new business



We offer an excellent salary and benefits package in a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes options for 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; FSA, voluntary life, voluntary accident, critical illness and pet insurance; commuter program, cell phone reimbursement program, free parking, profit sharing, discretionary bonuses, and 401K with generous match. WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Required Skills/Experience

Bachelor’s degree or higher in natural resources, biology, ecology, or related field.

Two years’ experience as a regulatory permitting technician.

Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Access, Outlook, and Power Point; G-Suite: Email, Docs, Drive, Calendar, etc.

Knowledge of techniques, skills, equipment, procedures, and systems.



Posted September 9, 2019

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