Environmental Careers

North Region Environmental is Hiring in Marysville, Redding and Eureka

The North Region includes 3 districts with 22 counties from Sacramento north to the Oregon border. We are hiring positions, for north region project delivery, in all 3 district locations: Marysville, Redding and Eureka.

Environmental Careers

Caltrans’ environmental staff are experts in their respective fields, innovative thinkers, mentors, and work to promote Caltrans project delivery in an efficient manner to meet today’s needs as well as those of future generations. With more than 700 environmental professionals statewide, our multidisciplinary staff represent the full range of environmental sciences, planning, engineering, and related specialty areas, including biology, archaeology, architectural history, community resources, Native American consultation, paleontology, air quality, noise and vibration, water quality, storm water, and hazardous waste. We are experts in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance; natural and cultural resource management issues; regulatory compliance and project permitting; community involvement; and mitigation planning and implementation.

Why Work for Caltrans? Our Environmental Staff Answer it Best.

If you are an environmental professional interested in a diverse, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approach to creative problem-solving and have a passion to improve the environment and the State’s transportation system, Caltrans could be a great fit for you. We are looking for environmental professionals at all levels of experience to help us achieve a vision of creating a brighter future for all through a world-class transportation network.  Watch the short videos below to hear directly from Caltrans Leadership and our environmental staff in their own words answer why this is a great place for your environmental career. 

A message from Caltrans' Leadership on Environmental Careers

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Caltrans paleontologist research, excavate, 
inventory, and help curate and exhibit fossils
as part of project delivery. 
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Architectural Historians
Caltrans architectural historians identify, study,
and protect historic resources as part of Caltrans'
collaborative project development process.

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Environmental Generalists (Planners)
Caltrans environmental generalists (planners)
help resolve environmental concerns such as
sea level rise and climate change during
NEPA and CEQA reviews.
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Environmental Engineers
Caltrans environmental engineers employ
innovative approaches in the field, lab, and
office and specialize in hazardous waste and
materials management, water quality and
storm water protection, air quality, noise
and vibration, and wastewater compliance.
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Caltrans biologists conduct field surveys,
prepare biological reports, and formulate
effective avoidance minimization, and mitigation
measures in consultation with stakeholders. 
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Caltrans archaeologists conduct historic
and prehistoric archaeological surveys,
excavations, data-recovery efforts, and
construction monitoring.

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Apply Today
You can establish an account at CalCareers to help walk you through the process at our website.

Step 1: Take an exam and get on a hiring list.

In order to apply for a job at Caltrans, you must pass a competitive Civil Service examination and be placed on an eligible list.  This examination is given online, and results are given instantly. You can find information about this process at the State Personnel Board.

Step 2:  Search for job vacancies.

You can search for open positions within your exam classification on the State Vacancy Search (VPOS) website.  Once you landed on this page, you can narrow your search for “Department of Transportation”.  

Step 3:  Apply.

All applications must be prepared using the State form CA STD 678 (PDF).  Only applications using this format will be accepted.

Current Caltrans Openings
Environmental Planner Series Job Specifications
Environmental Scientists Series Job Specifications