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  Who We AreDudek is a leading environmental, planning, and engineering firm that helps public and private clients achieve compliance, practicality, and innovation through our project work. Founded in 1980, Dudek has grown steadily to more than 800 professionals across the U.S. and received the Top Workplace Award for 2021.As a 100% employee-owned company, Dudek’s culture rewards smart, productive team members with ownership, professional development, and financial benefits. Our work communities are designed to encourage collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity with the surrounding communities.We invest in our Employees and communities through various initiatives that make Dudek a great place to work! Dudek makes it a priority to DuGood by giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and offer Dudekians the opportunity to take a paid volunteer day each year. Our experts are encouraged to eDUcate school groups about planning, engineering, and preserving the natural and built environments. We promote environmental sustainability through our DuGreen initiative by working to improve our environmental footprint. We also DuWell to educate our associates on their health and wellness. And our Du Something Fun team brings everyone at Dudek together to balance our hard work with exciting activities.At Dudek, we understand the best problem solving happens when diverse viewpoints and experiences are shared. We recognize that different perspectives, inclusivity, and trust build a stronger culture and add value to our firm. We celebrate our differences and strive to make meaningful progress toward becoming a more diverse company.Learn more about our culture.About The JobWe are seeking an associate-level environmental planner/analyst to assist primarily with preparation of documents and reports in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as to conduct occasional project site visits. The individual chosen for this position will work collaboratively with Dudek’s environmental team in Encinitas and San Diego and throughout southern California on a wide variety of projects including infill development, institutional, industrial, medical, commercial, water/wastewater, energy, transportation, residential and mixed-use projects. This full-time position will be based in our Encinitas, CA office.Learn more about the projects you will have the opportunity to shape.Who You AreTo thrive at Dudek, you should be comfortable with freedom and accountability. We value collaborative, resourceful, and independent thinkers. We look for curious, solution-focused people who are able to adapt quickly to an ever-changing industry. There is no single way to solve a problem, so we support your creative approaches to solve problems.Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in the preparation of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documentation, including Categorical Exemptions, Initial Studies, Mitigated Negative Declarations and Environmental Impact Report sections
  • Tasks include research, data collection, technical writing, and coordination with technical staff
  • Posting notices with County Clerk offices in Southern California
  • Assist in the preparation of NEPA documentation, including Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments, Findings of No Significant Impacts, sections of Environmental Impact Statements
  • Preparation of permit applications
  • Attendance at project meetings, including taking notes and preparing minutes
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • 1-5 years of related experience in an environmental science field. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Biological Resources, Anthropology, Urban Planning, or a related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree is a plus
  • Ability to travel regionally for business; reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated with an interest to learn and grow as a project team
  • Excellent technical writing skills

 Proposed Salary Range: $25.00 - $31.00 hourly**Final agreed upon compensation will be based on a variety of factors including but not limited to an individual’s related experience, education, certifications, skills, and work location.Perks of Being a DudekianNot only will Dudek provide you with a competitive salary, but we also strive to create an environment that promotes growth, career development, and a flexible work–life balance. Dudek offers an array of benefits, from your typical medical, dental, and vision coverage to the opportunity to share in Dudek’s success through discretionary bonuses, based on firmwide, divisional, and individual performance. We also offer a yearly merit review, an employee stock ownership program, and dog friendly offices! Since we encourage our colleagues to take time off when needed, Dudek also provides a generous vacation package. If you’re tired of an overly structured environment and decision-making process to get your job done, Dudek is a place where your ideas are heard and your initiative is rewarded. Speak with your recruiter to learn more about the great perks of being a Dudekian.Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.Protecting the health and safety of our communities is our highest priority. Please note that due to the federal government’s recent Executive Order for federal contractors, Dudek has adopted a policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions/accommodations based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.  In addition, a number of Dudek’s clients have similarly issued requirements that any personnel working on their projects must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.