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Sacramento, California, United States of America
JOB #R2300832

Senior Botanist and Project Manager

Senior Botanist and Project Manager

Sacramento, San Francisco & Northern CA 

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.      

ICF is seeking a Senior Botanist with project management, regulatory expertise, and leadership experience to support a wide range of projects in the water resources, energy, transportation, broadband fiber, and planning sectors of our company. The position will be based in the Sacramento, CA office. 

What You Will Do

  • Manage projects that involve a wide range of botanical field studies, technical analyses, and regulatory and permitting tasks

  • Provide senior-level expertise and technical guidance on complex projects involving CEQA, NEPA, federal and state laws, and agency consultations

  • Support and guide complex regulatory strategies

  • Help mentor, train, and guide junior and mid-level botanists/wetland ecologists

  • Prepare proposals and support marketing efforts in target sector

What You Must Have

  • BS in Botany or relevant coursework in Natural Resource Sciences

  • Strong knowledge of environmental consulting practices and environmental laws

  • 10+ years of experience in applicable fields (government, consulting, academia)

  • Experience working with resource agencies and developing complex environmental and regulatory strategies

  • Experience working with clients and project management tools

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, and train teams of technical specialists

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities, including ability to identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions

What We Would Like You to Have

  • MS or PhD. in Biology, Natural Resource Sciences, Environmental Sciences

  • Experience managing or conducting studies for Pacific Gas & Electric, California Department of Transportation, and/or Department of Water Resources

  • Experience overseeing technical studies and providing regulatory guidance for broadband fiber projects in the Western United States

  • Leadership experience

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.

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:  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:

$94,247.00 - $160,220.00

Sacramento, CA (CA82)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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