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We are the Environment & Planning Division of ICF. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.
The Pacific Northwest Environmental Planning Team is currently seeking an Environmental Planner to support environmental permitting and review, including state and federal environmental permit applications, technical studies, and SEPA and NEPA compliance. You will join an existing group of natural resource and planning professionals that includes wildlife biologists, aquatic resource biologists (waters, wetlands, and riparian areas), environmental and conservation planners, restoration ecologists, and regulatory specialists. Current project workload is focused on Washington and Oregon, but could also include support for California, Idaho, Alaska, or other regional projects. The position is based in the Pacific Northwest, with office locations in Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR, and the option to work remotely.
What You Will Do
Support wetland delineations, OHWM determinations, and wetland functional assessments per the Washington State Department of Ecology Wetland Rating System and Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) Oregon Rapid Wetland Assessment Protocol.
Prepare environmental assessment reports and mitigation plans including DSL Wetland reports, Critical Area reports, SEPA Checklists, and No Effects Memos or Biological Evaluations under Section 7 consultation.
Draft federal and state permit applications including Section 404/401 permitting, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Hydraulic Project Approvals or Fish Enhancement Exemption forms, and DSL Dredge/Fill permits.
Conduct wetland and vegetation resource impact analyses under NEPA and SEPA and prepare environmental assessments and EIS documentation.
Required Education and Experience
BS or higher degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Biology, Ecology, or related field.
2+ years of experience in environmental consulting or related field with a focus on wetland science and management, NEPA, SEPA, and environmental compliance; education equivalents, including advanced degrees will be considered.
Preferred Attributes and Experience
Knowledge of in-water and near-shore, federal, state and local permitting, including SEPA and NEPA documentation, Clean Water Act Section 404/401 Shoreline Master Program, Comprehensive land use permit applications, and Endangered Species Act
Ability to safely and effectively conduct field work as part of a field team.
Strong organizational, communication, technical writing, and analytical skills.
Certification as Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) a plus
Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel)
Familiarity with GPS mapping technology
This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.
Working at ICF
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Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: Know Your Rights and Pay Transparency Statement.
Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:
$64,372.00 - $109,432.00
Seattle, WA (WA25)