Staff Environmental Planner – Phoenix, AZ

EPG is seeking a staff level Environmental Planner in our Phoenix, AZ office. Qualifications and skills required:

  • 2-8 years of experience in project management, NEPA documentation, and/or coordination with federal land management agencies in the western U.S.
  • 2-8 years of experience with a variety of development project types, including large-scale projects
  • 2-8 years of experience with municipal, county, state, and/or federal agencies
  • Documented task management on large complex projects or documented project management on small to medium projects


  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Physically capable of extensive walking in backcountry conditions.
  • Strong planning
  • Ability to produce quality documents and graphics
  • Proficient with GIS, Microsoft Word, and Excel
  • Proficient with writing and formatting technical documents
  • Detail oriented while still able to understand the overarching goals of a project
  • Effective time-management skills
  • A desire to learn and excel
  • Ability to provide administrative support tasks (monthly progress reports, labor forecasts, schedule updates, agendas, meeting arrangements, track action items)
  • Technical support tasks (data management support, monitor technical studies, respond to requests, distribution of materials and deliverables)
  • Able to lead small teams through project life cycles
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities


  • Four-year degree in natural resources, environmental science, biology/ecology, planning, landscape architecture, water resources, or related field of study.
  • Coursework in ecology, biology, environmental policy, planning, land use, and water resources is beneficial.

Job responsibilities include assisting with the following:

  • Projects related to the following: National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), and Categorical Exclusions; Clean Water Act including U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Section 404/Section 10; Endangered Species Act; Migratory Bird Act; and/or local planning and zoning.
  • Other planning, water resources, fish and wildlife, natural resource management, and other environmental permitting and compliance work may also occur
  • Technical writing and complex data analysis and management assignments
  • Field work, at times under rigorous conditions
  • Miscellaneous planning, design, and office tasks, as needed
  • Managing or assisting with regional planning projects and facility siting studies, to include agency contacts and report collection; visual, land use, and socioeconomic data collection, analysis studies, and impact assessments; and documentation in environmental reports and permits (e.g., EISs, EAs, and conditional use permits)
  • Developing computer-aided simulations and graphics
  • Proposal preparation, document production, and report research

Typical Schedule

  • Full-time, salaried position
  • Occasional travel for field work

Salary is negotiable based on relevant experience.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter listing at least 3 references to:

Environmental Planning Group, LLC
Human Resources
via email at [email protected]


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