Job Details

University of California, Riverside
  • Position Number: 1439785
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Position Type: Other Administrative Positions

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$75,400 - $130,150

Position Information
The Principal Environemental Planner has specialized knowledge and professional experience in environmental planning and legal compliance, and serves as a campus-wide specialist in compliance of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and associated environmental laws and regulation. Ensures the timely preparation of environmental studies and CEQA documents, oversees development, implementation, and maintenance of Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting for campus capital improvement projects, as well as evaluating and approving environmental impact classification forms for campus projects, including major and minor capital projects, maintenance and renovations, off-campus properties and selected research projects. Responsible for the campus environmental record, and ensures that related public records are maintained and accessible. Contracts for and supervises the work of numerous environmental planning consultants in the preparation of environmental baseline studies, ad hoc studies, and CEQA documentation. Supports the Campus Architect and has a lead role in representing the office to the UC Office of the President, Office of General Counsel, the general public, as well as representing the campus's interests with local, state, and federal agencies. Has specialized knowledge and experience with processes for obtaining and complying with environmental permitting requirements of State and Federal Agencies. This position has been designated for a Career Ladder recruitment (one opening), which means the hiring department can recruit and fill this role at different levels within the position classification series. This position is currently posted as a Environmental Planner (job #201811075442) and Principal Environmental Planner (job #201811075443). Applicants are encouraged to review both positions to determine the best match for their skills and experience. All applicants will be assessed based on the minimum requirements for the level(s) for which they applied. If you wish to be considered in both pools or are unsure, please apply for both positions.

Minimum Requirements
Ability to manage complex assignments including developing concepts and obtaining state and federal approvals.
Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment based upon a working knowledge of planning, design, and construction industry.
Skilled at synthesizing and summarizing a variety of written materials. Ability to determine/locate sources of information.
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including advanced political acumen.
Ability to work with all levels in the organization and develop informal, cooperative relationships.
Ability to understand and interpret land use plans, master plans, open space plans, schematic design drawings, and working drawings.
Ability to set and meet aggressive commitments to achieve objectives.
Basic knowledge of traffic and civil engineering and working knowledge of land development and experience identifying possible limitations to development due to environmental constraints, access and circulation, etc.
Knowledge and understanding of legal statues and guidelines associated with CEQA as amended, including up to-date revisions, interpretations, and judicial decisions concerning its applications, Regental policy, and advanced experience supervising the preparation and review of environmental documents in this context.
Knowledge of planning methodology and techniques that can be applied to the physical planning process.
Ability to prepare and manage budgets for consulting services and special projects.
Ability to define problems and determine solutions, and to implement changes and to improve systems.
Advanced knowledge/skills in city planning, architecture, or other planning-related fields.
Ability to negotiate and exchange ideas, information and opinions with others to develop solutions.
Advanced analytical and project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Working knowledge of the use of computers as tools for correspondence, communication of design, budgeting, organization and presentation of information.

Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its architectural history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and future design and construction plans.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

  • UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

  • In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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