Job Posting: Renewable Energy Environmental Review and Permitting Coordinator

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Renewable Energy Environmental Review and Permitting Coordinator

$7,336.00 - $9,126.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/6/2023

Job Description and Duties

Are you interested in working for an organization whose mission is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public? Are you scientifically minded but would also like to work with environmental laws and policy? Are you ready to expand your career and step up to a leadership position? How about considering a job coordinating California's preeminent environmental law (California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA))?

We are seeking a Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist) to coordinate the Department's environmental review and permitting of renewable energy projects throughout the State of California. As a member of a team of multi-disciplined professionals responsible for the environmental review and permitting of California's renewable energy sector projects, this position will leave a legacy for future generations.

Apply today and join our team!

At the Department, you will serve in a headquarters role as an Environmental Review and Permitting Coordinator facilitating the CEQA review of renewable energy projects and issuance of associated Department permits, including California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permits and Lake or Streambed Alteration (LSA) Agreements. In this position, you will collaborate with Department staff, external agencies, and project proponents to determine potential impacts of proposed renewable energy projects on fish, plant, and wildlife resources and habitats.

Primary duties include (see duty statement for detailed information):

- Project Review and Coordination. Lead, coordinate, and assist with the Department's CEQA review of renewable energy projects and projects related to renewable energy.

-CEQA Consultant Contracting. Manage the Department's CEQA consultant retainer contracts.

- Program Development. Develop Department environmental review and permitting programs procedures, instructions, guidance, policies and regulations, to accomplish Program goals and ensure statewide consistency/efficiency.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the following exam:

Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist): Exam Link

Need help understanding the hiring process? We'd love to talk to you! Please contact and include the Job Control number in the subject title.

This position is also posted in the following counties:
Sacramento and Yolo

You only need to apply to one county

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

The Department's headquarters is based near downtown Sacramento. Currently under a remote-centered telework schedule with a combined telework/in-office schedule reporting to the West Sacramento office (1010 Riverside Parkway, West Sacramento). Operating under the Department's Telework Policy can be amended based on operational need. The West Sacramento office has easy freeway access to I-5, Highway 50, and Highway 80. The office has free parking, bicycle cages, electric vehicle charging stations, and locker/shower rooms are available.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Renewable Energy Environmental Review and Permitting Coordinator
$7,336.00 - $9,126.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Yolo County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) employees are committed to managing and protecting California’s diverse wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend.

California is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. As such, The Department of Fish and Wildlife values diverse employees working together to protect nature for all Californians. CDFW is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where all backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences can thrive and connect others to our critical mission.

Join us and begin a meaningful new career!
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Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.
A valid California driver's license is required to drive to meetings and occasional field visits.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 6/6/2023

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Human Resources Branch
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Human Resources Branch
Temporarily Closed
See Filing Instructions
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Supplemental Application - To be considered for this position, you must include a copy of your college transcripts and provide a separate written response to the supplemental question below with your State application. Keep your written response to no more than two pages, single-spaced, using Arial 12-point font. Applications received without college transcripts or responding to the supplemental question will not be considered. Please include your name on your supplemental questionairre.

    1. After reviewing the duty statement for this position, please explain the knowledge, experience and qualifications you would bring to this assignment and what you hope to bring to the position, if selected.

    Note: Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as a response to the supplemental questionaire.
  • Other - A valid driver’s license is required. Please provide the following Driver's License (DL) information on a separate piece of paper. Name as stated on license, issuing state, DL number, class, and expiration.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

1) Education background in fish and wildlife conservation or environmental science.
2) Strong written and verbal communication skills.
3) Knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
4) Knowledge of the California Legislative Process.
5) Experience facilitating and leading meetings.
6) Project management experience (specifically, experience managing projects where environmental review and permits are required).
7) Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office software, especially Word.

Special Personal Characteristics. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting; able to multi-task; high degree of personal initiative, dependable, and professional attitude is expected.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Lance Salisbury
(916) 879-4836

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
(916) 902-9211
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Filing Instructions

You must reference Position Number 565-039-0765-101 and RPA Number E HCPB 22-028 in the Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for Which You Are Applying section of the State Application Form (Std. Form 678). Applications that do not list the Position Number and RPA Number may not be considered.

We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt.

Resume - Resumes will be reviewed in addition to the STD 678 for employment history. Resumes must include the complete to and from dates (MM/DD/YYYY) and hours worked per week.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail