Thursday, June 12, 2008


The Contra Costa County Public Works Department has an excellent career opportunity for individuals interested in an Environmental Analyst I or Environmental Analyst II position. The Department currently has two vacancies in the Environmental Division and both positions are located in Martinez, California. Dependent upon the qualifications of the applicants, the Department may hire at either level. If you are interested and qualify for both positions, you must submit separate applications for each level.

Environmental Analysts assist with facilitating environmental compliance for road and flood protection projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. Duties will include: Coordinating with Public Works staff planning for public infrastructure projects, preparing public disclosure documents for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), preparing studies in support of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and preparing regulatory permit applications and negotiating permit conditions. Other tasks will include but are not limited to: planning, scheduling, assigning and reviewing the work of consultants relative to evaluation and assessment of potential environmental impacts of proposed Public Works Maintenance and capital improvement projects.

We offer excellent management benefits such as education reimbursement, professional development allowance, health and life Insurance options, 13 holidays, 3 weeks of vacation, 70 hours of management administrative leave, retirement and deferred compensation, employee wellness program, Credit Union and more.

The eligible list established from this examination may remain in effect for six (6) months.
Minimum Qualifications:
Both Levels:

License Required: Valid California Driver’s License

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in ecology, geography, environmental resource planning, natural resources management or other closely related natural sciences field which must have included successful completion of 12 semester or 18 quarter units of college coursework in the biological, ecological or natural resources science fields.

Substitution for Academic Major: One (1) year of full-time (or its equivalent) experience in the public or private sector conducting environmental analysis of public infrastructure projects may be substituted for the academic major.

Environmental Analyst I:

Internal Substitution for Education: Experience in the classification of Environmental Assistant for Contra Costa County along with the successful completion of 12 semester or 18 quarter units of college coursework in the biological, ecological or natural resources sciences fields may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Experience: None required

Environmental Analyst II:

Internal Substitution for Education: Incumbency in the class of Environmental Analyst I for Contra Costa County may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: Two (2) years of full-time (or its equivalent) professional experience in public infrastructure environmental analysis and/or activity which included securing regulatory permits and preparing CEQA(California Environmental Quality Act)/NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) documents.

Please submit your official or unofficial transcripts along with your application. If you are applying online, you may scan them and attach them to your application or you may fax them to the Human Resources Department (Attn: Teji O'Malley) at (925) 335-1797 or mail them to 651 Pine Street, 2nd Floor, Martinez, CA 94553.
Selection Process:
1. Application Filing: Applicants are encouraged to apply online and may do so at or a Contra Costa County application must be received or postmarked by the final filing date listed above. An application may be obtained by visiting our office at 651 Pine St., 2nd floor, Martinez, CA 94553. Please see HOW TO APPLY on the reverse side of this announcement for additional locations to apply. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description.

2. Oral Interview: An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, Ca. The Board will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70 from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.