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Environmental Scientist

Denise Duffy & Associates (DD&A, Inc.) is seeking to hire an Environmental Scientist for our office in Monterey, California.

DD&A, Inc. welcomes responses from all qualified applicants with a minimum of 2 to 5 years of relevant experience. The range of duties for this position include:  technical writing and reporting, environmental and biological studies, field surveys and assessments, regulatory permitting and approvals, construction monitoring and restoration planning and implementation.  Other duties may include preparing maps and graphics in support of biological and environmental documentation, assisting managers with project scoping, and performing general office duties as necessary.

This is a full-time, salaried opportunity.  Compensation is DOQ and very competitive, including benefits.  A background check is required for this position.

Position Requirements

¨       BA/BS in Environmental Science/Studies, Natural Resource Management, Biology, Botany, Ecology (MS/MA degree preferred)

¨       Preferred candidates will have 2 to 5 years performing at a level equivalent to that of an Assistant Environmental Scientist.

¨       Outstanding technical writing and editing skills (will be required to provide writing samples and complete an assessment of writing/editing ability)

¨       Knowledge of the flora and fauna of California, emphasis on the Central Coast.

¨       Experience with consultation and coordination with federal and state agencies, including endangered species consultation and wetland regulatory permitting

¨       Understanding of GIS mapping and analysis in the context of biological resources studies, ability to perform mapping and analysis

¨       Strong analytical abilities and communication

¨       Detail oriented, motivated and a self-starter

¨       Ability to use Microsoft Suite including: Word, Excel and Project; and ArcGIS


If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume, including a cover letter to: mechevarria@ddaplanning.com

  Include a discussion of recent writing/editing and CEQA/NEPA experience, and a list of references.

DD&A Recognized by the City of Monterey

The Mayor, City Council and Citizens of Monterey


Denise Duffy & Associates, Inc.

On their 30th Anniversary


Denise Duffy & Associates has been a part of the Monterey community since

the company was founded in 1984, providing professional planning and

environmental consulting services to clients on the Monterey Peninsula and

further afield.


Denise Duffy & Associates has demonstrated successful and effective

environmental leadership and stewardship to public and private sector



Denise Duffy & Associates has provided a high level of professional

services, planning and environmental consulting services and shown

outstanding leadership in effective environmental problem solving, meeting

planning goals of clients while respecting the natural resources that enrich

our community.


Denise Duffy & Associates professional team continues to grow in the

quality of environmental consulting services provided and in their passion

for contributing to their communities and natural environment.


The City of Monterey recognizes and congratulates Denise Duffy &

Associates on their 30 years of achievement and contributions to the field of

environmental planning.


December 2014                                            Chuck Della Sala, Mayor

Denise Duffy & Associates (DD&A) teams with the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District to Update the Monterey Peninsula Integrated Water Management Plan

The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) recently released the Draft 2014 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan Update for the Monterey Peninsula Region.  DD&A staff developed and implemented a collaborative, multi-stakeholder process during the two year process and crafted the plan update.  The plan update provides tools and resources for addressing priority water resource issues, conflicts, and constraints.

 The State, with administration by the Department of Water Resources (DWR), is encouraging the development and implementation of IRWM Plans and projects through grant programs authorized by Proposition 50, Proposition 84, and Proposition 1E, which are bond acts passed by California voters in 2002 and 2006. MPWMD is the lead agency for IRWM planning for the Monterey Peninsula region.  The Plan Update, which covers the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Bay, and South Monterey Bay region, encourages local and regional agencies to implement projects focused on meeting multiple water resources goals and objectives using an integrated approach. The region qualifies to compete for specific state funding after state approval the IRWM Plan Update. For more information on the DWR IRWM program visit http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/. 

DD&A staff has exemplary experience and knowledge of water resource and environmental planning as demonstrated by the record of project success over the last 30 years in the Monterey and Central Coast regions.  More recently, DD&A has experience working for dozens of water-related agencies and private water companies in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara Counties.  Several grant solicitations from various state and federal agencies are occurring throughout this year and into next year that will require consistency with the relevant IRWM Plan(s).  DD&A staff can provide assistance to entities pursing grants from state and federal funding agencies based on their expertise with the IRWM Plan and state water planning goals and objectives

To learn more or review a copy of the Draft Monterey Peninsula IRWM Plan Update, visit the region’s IRWM website at www.mpirwm.org. The MPWMD Board of Directors is scheduled to consider adoption of the IRWM Plan Update at their June 23, 2014, meeting.

DD&A Proud to Be the City of Monterey On-Call Consultant!

With the leadership of Project Manager, Erin Harwayne, Denise Duffy and Associates recently procured an on-call contract with the City of Monterey for environmental services.  Over the past few years we have had the pleasure of working with the City on a few projects including the Hartnell Gulch Pedestrian Path Project and Construction Monitoring, Monterey Boatworks Dock Extension Project, and the California America Water Company Monterey Water Supply Infrastructure Improvements.  DD&A is looking forward to working with the City over the next year on projects to improve and maintain the beautiful city that we call home. 


Completed Hartnell Gulch Walkway

Completed Hartnell Gulch Walkway

California America Water Company Monterey Water Supply Infrastructure Improvement  

California America Water Company Monterey Water Supply Infrastructure Improvement


Monterey Bay Boatworks Dock Extension Project

Monterey Bay Boatworks Dock Extension Project