Does this describe you?

You found a way to kick off your environmental consulting or public-sector career a few years ago. Working on important environmental impact analysis, environmental planning, and/or sustainability issues floats your boat. While you’re a people-person, you also love digging into analysis to understand pressures on the environment and what to do about it. Your experience includes CEQA and/or NEPA. If someone calls you an environmental or planning nerd, you say, “Thank you!” In college, your major was environmental studies, geography, urban planning, or one of the natural or physical sciences. 

A typical week in the life of an Ascent Environmental Planner:

If you worked at Ascent Environmental, this week you might:

  • Prepare technical analyses for a variety of interesting and complex, large and small, urban and rural environmental plans and projects. Your projects include some of the most important in California.
  • Support your project team members by brainstorming environmental issues together.
  • Coordinate closely with your project managers and help them keep the project well organized and moving forward.
  • Continue to develop a strong working knowledge of CEQA and NEPA.
  • Work collaboratively with and receive mentoring from recognized experts in the environmental planning field.

Here are some other things you may do:

  • Visit project sites throughout California, including the Sierra Nevada, and the Central Valley.
  • Receiving training and support to advance your environmental career.
  • Enjoy social and community service events, and the camaraderie of being an Ascentian.

If you're interested, here is a bit more:

We are always looking for a candidate who enjoys environmental planning and impact analysis and has a BS/MS in planning, environmental studies, geography, natural resources, physical sciences, or related fields, along with about 2 to 5 years of applicable experience. Professional qualifications include CEQA/NEPA compliance, writing and analytical skills, computer skills (e.g., Office 365, Adobe Acrobat, Vision, etc.), and engaging interpersonal skills. Ascent offers excellent benefits and a supportive, fun, intellectually- challenging, and career-growing environment.

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