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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2300902

Senior Conservation Planner

Senior Conservation Planner

We are the Environment & Planning Division of ICF. We maintain a large practice in Habitat Conservation Planning and Implementation. Our staff are dedicated to providing the full range of services necessary for integrated habitat conservation planning, from development to implementation of habitat conservation plans (HCPs) and related projects. Our practice is unique in the country for the depth and breadth of our experience and for our national leadership in training and education. Our staff work in Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance, HCP preparation, HCP implementation, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance for HCPs.

The ICF Habitat Conservation Planning and Implementation practice is currently seeking a Senior Conservation Planner with education and experience in biology, environmental impact analysis, regulatory compliance or permitting (ESA, Clean Water Act), planning, and project management to support our HCP, ESA, and NEPA work. This position provides the opportunity for the candidate to work remotely, or they may choose to work in a US-based office on a hybrid schedule. Office locations can be found on our website here: One ICF Around the World | ICF.

Job Description

The Senior Conservation Planner will provide technical input, project coordination, and/or project management of natural resource and conservation planning projects including but not limited to technical reports, state and federal environmental permit applications (including development of habitat conservation plans), habitat management plans, and technical studies and sections for NEPA documents. Project management tasks will include developing project work plans and conducting and/or overseeing supporting technical analyses. Site visits and field work may also be required. The position may also include assisting with business development efforts to help expand ICF’s conservation planning work within the United States.

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Biology, Ecology, or related field. MS or PhD preferred.  

  • 7 years of experience in environmental consulting or related field with a focus on ESA, NEPA, and environmental compliance; with at least 4 years of experience in a project management or management support role; education equivalents, including advanced degrees will be considered.

Additional Skills

  • Experience working with private, public sector clients, and regulatory agencies.

  • Experience with establishment and management of project scopes, schedules and budgets, including, contracting invoicing, and client communications.

  • Strong organizational, communication, facilitation, writing, and analytical skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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:

$82,673.00 - $140,544.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

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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