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San Diego, California, United States of America
JOB #R2200128

Regulatory Specialist

Regulatory Specialist

Southern California

We are the Environment & Planning Division. 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.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF ( and consider applying to join our team.      

Job Description

ICF is currently seeking a Regulatory Specialist in Southern California to join our Natural Resources Team which includes wildlife biologists, botanists, aquatic resource biologists (waters, wetlands, and riparian areas), restoration ecologists, and regulatory specialists.

What You Will Do

  • Support permitting needs, including conducting jurisdictional delineations pursuant to methods established by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for the Arid West Region

  • Prepare permit applications for individual, general, and programmatic permitting efforts with the Corps, Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)

  • Work with ICF’s restoration team to draft mitigation-related documents

  • Work with the biological team to support consultations with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other technical documents.

What You Must Have

  • BS in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related discipline

  • Experience conducting jurisdictional delineations using the Arid West Supplement and Ordinary High Water Mark Manual and other current agency guidance

  • Experience preparing Aquatic Resource Delineation Reports

  • Experience preparing project permit applications and supporting documents under the Clean Water Act (Sections 401 and 404), Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, Section 1600 of the State Fish and Game Code, SWRCB/RWQCB, and CDFW

  • Demonstrated ability to interface with project managers, technical leads and clients as appropriate

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and with regulatory agency personnel

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel

What We’d Like You to Have

  • Jurisdictional Determinations

  • Preparing Corps’ Section 404 Impact Analysis, Environmental Assessments, Public Interest Review, and 404(b)(1) Alternatives Analyses

  • Preparing Biological Assessments or other documents in support of consultations pursuant to Section 7 and/or 10 of the Endangered Species Act

  • California Coastal Commission and Coastal Development Permits

  • California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM)

  • Programmatic Permitting (developing RGPs, SAMPs, or other programmatic permits)

  • Compensatory Mitigation Planning (HMMP, Mitigation Banks, and/or In-lieu Fee Programs)

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

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

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 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:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

San Diego, CA (CA74)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.