Thank you for your interest in joining the Sapphos Environmental, Inc. team. We are dedicated to hiring and retaining the most qualified employees in the industry and are always searching for gifted and committed professionals to join our team.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please check our current openings for available positions being offered. Sapphos Environmental Inc. offers competitive salaries, as well as great benefits.

 

 

If your qualifications match the job criteria, please send your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, references, and writing sample (if applicable) to our Human Resources Department by one of the following methods:

 

 

 

 

Current Openings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Archaeologist

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is seeking a Senior Archaeologist (Archaeological Resources Specialist Level 5) who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards as a full-time employee in a stimulating, rewarding work environment. This position requires a PhD with 3+ years of relevant experience or MA/MS with 6+ years of relevant experience. Additionally, candidates must meet Caltrans’ criteria as a Principal Investigator. Specialists are recognized for their technical expertise and are capable of providing clients with strategic guidance and serve as project managers for jobs valued in excess of $250,000.

 

Candidates must demonstrate a professional level of command of core competencies to the satisfaction of the cultural resources manager and the management team: (1) cultural resource management statutes and regulations; (2) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and other statutes and processes; (3) archaeological expertise and practices (including record searches, field survey direction, implementation, and techniques; site recordation; technical documents; archaeological monitoring; agency and Native American coordination; Phase I, II, and Phase II investigations); (4) prehistoric, historic, and ethnographic context statements; (5) technical writing ability (California Department of Parks and Recreation [DPR] forms; analysis of field results; technical reports; regulatory compliance documents); (6) research design and implementation; (7) software and equipment. This individual will also support the planning and implementation of such projects as they relate to the handling and preservation of cultural sites.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Demonstrate professional level of command of core competencies to satisfaction of cultural resources manager and management team.
  • Define appropriate budget and scope of work; manage time and budget according to contract; alert senior if contract amendment or schedule adjustments may be required; assign and monitor line items; coordinate with clients and provide regular status updates; preparing invoice backups, status reports, and make collection calls when needed; close out jobs when concluded.
  • Prepare proposals, scopes of works, budgets, and schedules.
  • Attend meetings with clients at the request of project managers and provide expertise and consultation related to archaeological resources. Advise and assist coworkers regarding cultural resources issues.
  • Write technically and procedurally adequate, legally defensible, organized, accurate, and grammatically correct technical documents.
  • Identify appropriate resources in preparing technical documents (including primary and secondary sources; books, articles; public records; planning and environmental documents; personal communications); use appropriate collections to perform research (public, university, and other libraries; museums; public and private archives; internet); identify and utilize appropriate outside experts as required.
  • Under direction of cultural resources manager, develop and/or refine templates for cultural resources technical documents and procedures for cultural resources investigations.
  • When required for project scope of work, identify appropriate subcontractors and supervise subcontractor work performance.
  • As required by project scope or directed by the cultural resources manager, coordinate with the Office of Historic Preservation, Information Centers, Native American Heritage Commission, Bureau of Land Management, State Lands Commission, and other appropriate agencies and parties.  Maintain appropriate permits and licenses.
  • As required by the project scope, make competent, accurate, well prepared, and illustrated public presentations and participate in project-related public meetings (scoping, public review, and certification).
  • For all projects, maintain the administrative record as specified in Sapphos procedures.

 

Requirements

 

  • Graduate degree or higher in archaeology, anthropology, or closely related field
  • RPA Certification
  • Work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Fieldwork experience in California
  • Experience navigating NEPA/CEQA/other regulatory framework
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Capacity to excel in a teamwork-driven environment
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills to deliver results in a timely manner

 

Other Skills

 

Candidates should be detail-oriented; have a professional demeanor and strong organizational skills; and possess the ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work closely with clients.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. offers competitive salaries commensurate with individual qualifications and experience and a full package of benefits.

 

To apply, please forward your resume, salary history/requirements, and a short technical writing sample to Tamara Gonzalez at tgonzalez@sapphosenvironmental.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Engineer, Geologist

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is a full-service environmental consulting firm with more than 26 years of experience with providing planning, biological, and environmental compliance services to assist public-sector and private-sector clients in the development of a variety of public infrastructure, including educational, transportation, health, recreational, and mixed-use projects. We are seeking a full-time Environmental Engineer, Geologist who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards for Geology and Environmental Engineering.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. provides a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, and biological and cultural resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

 

As a successful candidate, you will be working to scope, coordinate, and conduct Phase I and II environmental site assessment projects, groundwater and soil vapor monitoring projects, remediation projects, and infrastructure development and storm water compliance projects.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Scope, coordinate, and execute soil, soil vapor, and groundwater assessment and remediation programs for a variety of business sectors
  • Execute storm water compliance programs for large infrastructure projects and industrial sites
  • Evaluate, analyze, and synthesize technical data relative to project-specific goals
  • Prepare Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments
  • Prepare monitoring compliance reports and technical proposals with a focus on accuracy and clarity
  • Design, evaluate, and implement of site remediation strategies
  • Work with project managers and principal in developing pragmatic environmental solutions and providing strong client representation and agency coordination

 

Requirements

 

  • Minimum B.A./B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or another related field
  • At least 3-5 years of direct, relevant work experience in California
  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER training (current)
  • Highly motivated with excellent technical writing and documentation skills, interpersonal skills, and communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, and innovative, with strong time management skills
  • California P.E. or P.G. license is a plus
  • QSD/QSP training is a plus

 

Other Skills

 

Candidates should be detail-oriented; have a professional demeanor and strong organizational skills; and possess the ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must possess strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work closely with clients.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. offers competitive salaries commensurate with individual qualifications and experience and a full package of benefits.

 

To apply, please forward your resume, salary history/requirements, and a short technical writing sample to Tamara Gonzalez at tgonzalez@sapphosenvironmental.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic & Transportation Specialist

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is a full-service environmental consulting firm with more than 26 years of experience providing planning, biological, and environmental compliance services to assist public-sector and private-sector clients in the development of a variety of public infrastructure projects, including educational, transportation, health, recreation, and mixed-use projects.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. provides a wide range of services in environmental impact assessment, urban planning, soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, and biological and cultural resources, focusing on California's unique and challenging regulatory and policy environment.

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. seeks a Traffic and Transportation Specialist to join our growing office. This person will collaborate with architects, design managers, and project managers, while providing technical leadership with respect to transportation planning, discipline in development of documents, and administration of complex Design, Bid, Build, construction of complex programs.

 

 

 

General Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

 

  • Prepare technical reports such as traffic impact analysis
  • Conduct project-related communications with clients
  • Attend project meetings and provide testimony at public hearings
  • Supervise and manage other engineers and personnel
  • Assist with major project pursuits, new business development, and local client relationships
  • Identify potential projects and develop strategies to win these projects
  • Build and maintain relationships with key traffic engineering and clients
  • Provide technical assistance and quality control oversight on traffic engineering studies and design projects managed by other project managers
  • Prepare written reports and oral presentations related to traffic studies, parking studies, operation analysis and safety analysis

Qualifications

 

  • 5-7 years of experience in traffic/transportation or 3 years with MS or MA in a related field
  • B.A./B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science, or another related field
  • At least 3-5 years of direct, relevant work experience in California
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, and innovative, with strong time management skills
  • Ability to travel within CA

 

Desired experience would include:

 

  • Transportation planning and analysis
  • Transit station area planning
  • Bike/trail planning
  • Intermodal/intermodal facility planning
  • Transit corridor conceptual design and planning
  • Transportation demand management
  • Experience preparing traffic and transportation of EIS, EIR, EA, MND, CE
  • Experience with linear and transportation programs with Caltrans, L.A. Metro

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. offers competitive salaries commensurate with individual qualifications and experience and a full package of benefits.

 

To apply, please forward your resume, salary history/requirements, and a short technical writing sample to Tamara Gonzalez at tgonzalez@sapphosenvironmental.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Compliance Specialist (CEQA/NEPA Specialist)

 

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is seeking an experienced CEQA/NEPA Specialist capable of project and client management in the establishment of project scope, controls, and delivery. The ideal candidate will exhibit a strong grasp of permitting procedures, impact assessment, and mitigation measures as they apply to CEQA/NEPA projects. Candidates will have a proven record of accomplishment in California Environmental Qualities Act (CEQA) and/or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, project management, technical writing, research, public speaking, and business development.

 

 

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Prepare impact analysis working closely with EA analysts, subconsultants, and project managers
  • Prepare reports, recommendations, assessments, and impact statements based on project data
  • Provide planning support to complex projects
  • Collaborate with engineers to research, analyze, and resolve complex environmental compliance challenges
  • Responsible for project setup, project delivery, project controls, business development, client satisfaction, and profitability
  • Develop and manage key client relationships locally and in Southern California
  • Initiate prepare and review proposals
  • Prepare project deliverables and project related correspondence
  • Prepare Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, Mitigated Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Reports,
  • Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and supporting technical studies
  • Project management: Manage a team’s preparation of environmental documents in accordance with CEQA/NEPA and permitting requirements
  • Write sections for CEQA and NEPA documents, business correspondence, memoranda, proposals, and various other reports

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or closely related field; master’s degree strongly recommended
  • In-depth knowledge of CEQA/NEPA regulatory framework and its proper compliance
  • Experience in managing and providing environmental consulting services to project developers in support of project siting, design, and permit applications
  • Local, state, and federal compliance and permitting experience
  • Experience in providing or managing technical services in a professional service setting, preferably Southern California area
  • Experience in a client facing role (including business development and/or client management)
  • Strong written and oral communication.

 

Desired experience would include:

 

  • Transportation planning and analysis
  • Transit station area planning
  • Bike/trail planning
  • Intermodal/intermodal facility planning
  • Transit corridor conceptual design and planning
  • Transportation demand management
  • Experience preparing traffic and transportation of EIS, EIR, EA, MND, CE
  • Experience with linear and transportation programs with Caltrans, L.A. Metro

 

The salary range for this position will vary depending on level of education and experience. In addition to competitive salaries, Sapphos Environmental, Inc. offers a complete benefits package that includes full medical, dental, and vision coverage, and flex spending account.

 

Qualified  applicants only, please send a cover letter, writing sample (less than 3 pages), and resume to  tgonzalez@sapphosenvironmental.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECEPTIONIST

 

The Receptionist is responsible for covering the front desk of the office, and is expected to greet guests in a friendly and professional manner. The Receptionist is tasked with the welcoming of all staff, clients, and vendors to the premises of the Company. The Receptionist has among his/her core duties the procurement of hospitality to the aforementioned groups.  The receptionist will file and deliver incoming mail, packages, and fax transmissions; answer and direct telephone correspondence; and prepare meetings/interviews between staff and outside parties.

 

The Receptionist is expected to carry out all assigned duties with a professional and courteous demeanor.

 

 

Core Duties

 

  • Promptly answer all incoming calls and emails in a pleasant and courteous manner.
  • Greet all walk-in visitors and announce them to their escort/host.
  • Prepare and distribute incoming and outgoing mail and packages.
  • Provide other administrative support to managers and employees as needed.
  • Act as a liaison between the on-site teams and in-office personnel attending to their inquiries and needs.
  • Take and relay messages; filtering communications for executives as necessary.
  • Redirect and filter calls to appropriate recipients; take and transfer messages accordingly.
  • Keep track of visitors.
  • Keep track of notified absences by staff.
  • Coordinates set up and acquisition of food and beverages for the Company’s monthly all-staff meetings.
  • Coordinate minor facilities items and contractors.
  • Manage and order office supplies, sundries, and janitorial items.
  • Assist in miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned.

 

 

Requirements

 

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a receptionist or secretary role.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Clearly understands role as the “face” and “voice” of Company.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy; diffuse and handle difficult calls or internal requests.
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with CEO’s Executive Assistant and provide support and back-up as needed.
  • Ability to present a professional and approachable demeanor.
  • Ability to decipher importance of, and how best to handle phone calls.
  • Ability to identify key clients and efficiently connect them to their Sapphos resource(s).
  • Professional phone etiquette.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Qualified  applicants only, please send a cover letter, writing sample (less than 3 pages), and resume to  tgonzalez@sapphosenvironmental.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gis analyst

 

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is currently looking for a full-time GIS Analyst to support the GIS team of a multidisciplinary environmental consulting firm. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator; be detail oriented; work well in a collaborative environment; be responsible and reliable; be a creative problem solver; and have an insatiable need to learn and improve.

 

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

 

  • Client Commitment - Proactively seek to understand the needs of our clients and provide the highest quality and standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrate and promote fair, honest, professional, and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the Company.
  • Organizational Excellence - Take ownership and responsibility for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of Company procedures and workflow.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Development and maintenance of geospatial and tabular data sets.
  • Performing various types of geospatial analyses and queries such as topographic analysis, viewshed analysis, and statistical analysis.
  • Production of cartographic map products for a variety of environmental and planning projects.
  • Coordination, set up, and processing of GPS field data.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS or a closely related field; or GIS Certificate.
  • Proficiency with software applications including, but not limited to, ArcGIS 10.x, ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, Excel, MS Word, and others.
  • Ability to produce accurate, cartographically pleasing maps and other representations of data for public use and field work activity.
  • Ability to make independent decisions that ensure the accuracy and quality of map products and geospatial data.
  • Ability to clearly organize and present complex processes, and analysis in writing in a way that can be understood by decision makers and the public.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Cloud software suite desirable.
  • Familiarity with supporting applications such as Auto CAD, MicroStation, database and GPS hardware desirable.
  • Entry-level knowledge of the principles and practice of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and municipal land use and planning, research, data collection, and analysis preferred.

 

The salary range for this position will vary depending on level of education and experience. In addition to competitive salaries, Sapphos Environmental, Inc. offers a complete benefits package that includes full medical, dental, and vision coverage, and flex spending account.

 

Qualified  applicants only, please send a cover letter, writing sample (less than 3 pages), and resume to  tgonzalez@sapphosenvironmental.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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