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Environmental Coordinator


Recruitment #0819-RE1425-TM


The San Joaquin County Public Works Department recruiting to fill a temporary Environmental Coordinator position.  This temporary opportunity is anticipated to be approximately 6 to 9 months and will be 40 hours per week for the duration of the assignment.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.


  • Reviews projects to determine level of review required; assesses compliance with environmental regulations and policies; conducts field and technical research to compile data; evaluates impact of road and bridge construction, flood control, utility, solid waste and other engineering projects and determines appropriate mitigation measures.
  • Reviews project descriptions and estimates costs; prepares requests for proposal for environmental consulting work; negotiates and administers contracts with consultants; review consultant progress and product to ensure work is completed timely and in accordance with County and regulatory requirements; authorizes payment.
  • Prepares negative declarations and notices of exemption; negotiates mitigation methods and permit conditions with regulatory agencies; performs environmental monitoring to ensure compliance with permit conditions.
  • Prepares permit applications to regulatory and other agencies; presents applications and environmental documents in public hearings; coordinates the process with department staff.
  • Serves as internal consultant to Public Works and County staff; reviews and determines impact of new or proposed legislation; interprets and applies local, state and federal environmental quality, historical, and archeological protection regulations.
  • May conduct surveys to determine number and species of plants, fish and wildlife resources, including endangered species; prepares plans to restore or relocated vegetation or animal habitat in affected areas.
  • May prepare routine environmental documents.

    Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental studies, environmental law, planning, geography, biology, botany, zoology, horticulture, or other life science or closely related field.

    Experience: One year of experience in one or more of the following areas: conducting environmental studies or environmental monitoring; performing planning or environmental review for construction projects; and/or designing and developing construction projects.

    Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education on a year for year basis.

    License: Possession of a valid California driver's license.


    Applicable federal and state regulations including CEQA, NEPA and the associated environmental review process and documents; methods and techniques to assess and analyze environmental impact on wildlife, plant and other natural resources; field and technical research practices; methods and techniques for compiling, organizing and presenting data; methods for mitigating and restoring environmental impacts.


    Interpret and apply environmental regulations; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with regulatory agencies, public agencies, consultants; members of the public, county and department staff and others encountered in the course of business; make public presentations to staff, management, agency representatives, governing bodies and the public; prepare narrative and statistical reports; explain complex information; serve as liaison with regulatory agencies; negotiate and administer contracts; read and apply engineering documents; organize and prioritize work.


    Mobility-Ability to sit for long periods, move about an office, reach above and below desk level; move about in a field setting including uneven terrain; Dexterity-Sufficient to operate a key board; handle individual papers; write and take notes; Lifting-Occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds; Visual Requirements-Ability to read case files and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to see and recognize plants, and wildlife; Hearing/Talking-Ability to hear normal speech, hear on the telephone, talk in person, and talk on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Exposure to field conditions including wet, cold and hot weather; poisonous plants and wildlife; occasional public contact and public presentations; ability to make decisions and concentrate, occasional evening and weekend work; regular travel within the County.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.


    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.


    Apply Online:   

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  


    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 


    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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