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P-CREW Youth Corps Assistant Field Coordinator – Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

Taylorsville, California

Program Overview:

Sierra Institute’s P-CREW Youth Corps is an immersive, five-week, experiential work opportunity designed to offer employment on Northern California’s public lands to youth from rural and urban areas around the state. In 2023, P-CREW Youth Corps will field four 14-person youth corps crews to complete conservation projects such as: trail maintenance and building, invasive species removal, aspen and meadow restoration, and hazardous fuels reduction. Crews will spend their weekends playing in the mountains through activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, and more!

P-CREW is uniquely capable of providing a formative and unforgettable experience for youth through immersion in the culture and communities of the Sierra Nevada’s largest watershed. Students will forge unexpectedly strong friendships, develop leadership and job skills, explore diverse and wild forests, and build pride and confidence in themselves. We purposefully design crews to be balanced across geographies and gender identities to foster opportunities for exposure to a variety of backgrounds, stories, and cultures among crewmates.

Position Overview:

The Assistant Field Coordinator is integral to the success of P-CREW. The Assistant Field Coordinator reports directly to the P-CREW Program Coordinator and works closely with all field and office staff. This position provides critical support to the program by assisting with coordination, logistics, and administration of four youth crews.

Preseason: The Assistant Field Coordinator supports P-CREW staff with the completion of the hiring process of 44 teenagers including applicant review, reference checks, interviews, selection process and onboarding paperwork. They help develop and provide training to crew leaders and Alumni All-Star Assistants and provide general support of program logistics, planning, and administration.

High season: The Assistant Field Coordinator acts as a liaison between field staff and office support staff. Weekly duties include: facilitating efficient meal planning and shopping for crews; resupplying food and equipment to crews in the field; preparing and organizing weekly paperwork; organizing and tracking each crew’s project accomplishments; taking photos and videos of crews; developing the publication of social media content; provide educational  lessons and technical project support to the crews; and provide relief to the crew leaders when needed or if there is an emergency.

Post season: The Assistant Field Coordinator supports P-CREW staff with the wrap of the season including creating final summaries of project accomplishments; gear and tool maintenance and inventory; grant writing and research; development of postseason social media content; organizing paperwork; reviewing crew member and crew leader evaluations; and more.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support program coordination, logistics, and administration
  • Facilitating crew training
  • Work an on-call schedule for crew support during high season
  • Respond to emergencies (vehicle issues, medical evacuations, etc.)
  • Serve as an interim Crew Leader in case of necessity or emergency
  • Leading occasional weekend recreation with youth crews
  • Prepare, track, and organize weekly paperwork and project accomplishments
  • Provide guidance, leadership skills, and camp operations to the youth crew leaders to foster personal and professional growth.
  • Navigate to and from project, camp, and recreational sites safely.
  • Summarize written, digital, and oral reports on project status, supplies, personnel, incidents, vehicles, and expenses to support staff on a weekly basis. This includes capturing before and after photos of projects and photos of crew members working and camping.
  • Collaborate with staff to provide healthy meal planning for crews, shopping for all crews, and food resupplies each week.

eason Dates: May 15 to September 1, 2023 (with potential for extension on either end)

For more information and to apply, click here.

P-CREW Youth Crew Leader – Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

Taylorsville, California

Program Overview:

Sierra Institute’s P-CREW Youth Corps is an immersive, five-week, experiential work opportunity designed to offer employment on Northern California’s public lands to youth from rural and urban areas around the state. In 2023, P-CREW Youth Corps will field four 14-person youth corps crews to complete conservation projects such as: trail maintenance and building, invasive species removal, aspen and meadow restoration, and hazardous fuels reduction. Crews will spend their weekends playing in the mountains through activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, and more!

P-CREW is uniquely capable of providing a formative and unforgettable experience for youth through immersion in the culture and communities of the Sierra Nevada’s largest watershed. Students will forge unexpectedly strong friendships, develop leadership and job skills, explore diverse and wild forests, and build pride and confidence in themselves. We purposefully design crews to be balanced across geographies and gender identities to foster opportunities for exposure to a variety of backgrounds, stories, and cultures among crewmates.

Position Overview:

Youth Crew Leaders are integral to the success of P-CREW. P-CREW leaders will have the unique opportunity to develop leadership and stewardship skills while supervising and mentoring a youth crew. This position was designed to empower P-CREW leaders to deepen their connection to nature,  build trusting relationships with support staff, and feel confident building the next generation of natural resource stewards.

Crew leaders will be provided 3 weeks of in-field training to prepare for the P-CREW summer session. Once P-CREW begins, crew leaders will train, supervise, and mentor their youth crew 24/7 for two five-week sessions.  Crew Leaders are responsible for managing eleven, 10th-12th grade teenagers while supporting restoration efforts on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests and adjacent lands in the Northern Sierra. Participants do not go home during the five weeks. Thus, the crew leader position is very similar to a camp counselor role and includes facilitating safe and sustainable recreation with the crews on weekends.

Crew Leaders will be part of a team of three field staff, which includes a Co-Crew Leader and an Alumni All-Star Assistant. The Alumni “All-Star” Assistant is someone who has successfully completed a P-CREW session and is returning to gain leadership experience.

Following the completion of the 10 week P-CREW program, Crew Leaders will assist with season wrap up: organizing paperwork, project accomplishments, and media; gear and tool maintenance and inventory; and end of season evaluations.

Crew Leaders are experienced outdoor enthusiasts with the skills and interests to be excellent role models. This is a unique opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of youth through meaningful landscape stewardship under the umbrella of a growing, transformative, and innovative program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in pre-season 3-week training (if training interferes with college finals please reach out to discuss possible accommodations)
  • Mentor and Co-lead a crew of 11 crew members (ages 16-18) and one Alumni All-star Assistant for 10 weeks including day to day activities at the project site, at camp, and recreational activities on the weekends. This includes providing physical, social, and emotional support to the crew.
  • Provide guidance, leadership opportunities, and camp operations responsibilities to the Alumni All-Star Assistant to foster personal and professional growth.
  • Educate and train youth crew members in camp set up, camp and personal hygiene, Leave No Trace principles, and camp safety.
  • Supervise and complete conservation projects for 40 hours per week in a variety of outdoor settings.
  • Lead recreational trips on the weekends (backpacking, swimming, hiking, etc.)
  • Navigate and transport crews to and from work, camp, and recreational sites safely while pulling a trailer on both paved and dirt roads.
  • Submit written, digital, and oral reports on project accomplishments, supplies, personnel, incidents, vehicles, and expenses to support staff on a weekly basis. This includes capturing before and after photos of projects and photos of crew members working, camping, and recreating.
  • Provide guidance for healthy meal planning to crew members. Food will be provided by support staff.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate team building activities and educational lessons with the aid of a pre-developed curriculum.
  • Practice routine safety meetings with crew members including job hazard analysis, evening debriefs, vehicle checks and tool assessments.
  • Conduct personal check-ins and evaluations of crew members to foster personal and professional development.
  • Administer first aid and keep detailed records.

Season Dates: May 22 to August 25, 2023 (with potential for extension)

For more information and to apply, click here.

Membership And Office Manager – Friends of the Inyo

Bishop, California

Friends of the Inyo is seeking a Membership and Office Manager. The Membership and Office Manager position is a part- or full-time
permanent position that reports directly to the Executive Director. The position can be partly remote; some in-office time will be required. Our offices are located in Bishop and Lone Pine, CA.

Responsibilities:

The membership and office manager will be responsible for accurate and timely maintenance of FOI’s membership database, and for collecting and depositing contributions made by our supporters. The position will also be responsible for producing reports on a monthly basis regarding membership and donations. Additionally, the position will be responsible for office management, including maintaining adequate supplies, assisting with IT and technical support and resolving issues related to our facilities and equipment. Finally, the position will provide administrative support to the organization including assistance with on-boarding permanent and seasonal staff and managing any human resources issues that arise.

Requirements:

  • Experience with data entry and ability to learn new software
  • Ability to make bank deposits
  • Willingness to investigate best practices and assist with managing new challenges as they arise
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Competent with Microsoft Office, Gmail and Google Drive
  • Able to work on a computer, including sitting at a desk for extended periods
  • Ability to multitask, learn quickly, and organize projects
  • Ability to meet deadlines and flexibility to work on changing priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Office management experience
  • Experience managing human resource issues
  • Database management experience
  • Experience utilizing new software, including data entry and generating reports
  • Knowledge of California employment laws
  • Knowledge of requirements applicable to 501c3 organizations
  • English-Spanish bilingual skills

Compensation for the position will be based on qualifications and experience, in the range of $23 per hour. Depending upon whether employment is full or part time, the position may include health benefits, retirement plan with 3% employer match and paid sick leave and vacation time. Other benefits include flexible working hours and an employee sabbatical policy.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Big Bear Trails Manager – California Mountains Foundation

Fawnskin/Big Bear, California

Introduction to the Big Bear Trails Program: 

The Big Bear Trails program is a Southern California Mountains Foundation program supporting non-motorized trails in the Mountain Top Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest and surrounding public lands. The Big Bear Trails Program became the seventh program of the Southern California Mountains Foundation in 2016.

The Big Bear Trails program works to develop new trail opportunities, maintain current trails, support the Adopt-A-Trail program, train and manage trail volunteers, educate the public on local trails, provide news and educational resources, and provide an opportunity to bring community members and government officials together to engage in positive collaboration.

Job Description:

The Big Bear Trails Program Manager is responsible for working under the direction of the Assistant Executive Director for the Southern California Mountains Foundation and in conjunction with community stakeholder groups and local agencies, City of Big Bear Lake and County of San Bernardino to recruit, train, organize and track volunteers working on non-motorized trail maintenance, improvements, and signage throughout the Big Bear Valley.   Position will be responsible for working with and supervising a Trails Coordinator, volunteers and corpsmembers in the field.

Essential functions and duties will include:

  • Identify maintenance needs on trails through feedback from volunteers, the public, partner agencies and field assessments.
  • Create work plans for project implementation for all trails projects and go through proper channels to get approval for projects before implementation, coordinate with multiple agencies (City of Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County, USFS).
  • Promote corporate and community involvement in the adopt-a-trail program to ensure all non-motorized trails have been adopted.
  • Report all accomplishments for trails projects as completed; coordinate tracking with all stakeholder groups to meet trail improvement tracking needs. Report accomplishments to the advisory group on a quarterly basis (advisory group is made up of SCMF, USFS, City, Mammoth Mountain Resorts, County)
  • Schedule and implement work days for groups including companies, adopt-a-trail groups, agencies and individuals.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to assist in implementing project work.
  • Collect and maintain all volunteer contact information, liability forms, complete safety training and track all volunteer hours.
  • Track and report all restoration, trail building, crew work in line with state and federal grant requirements (ie. before and after photos on all projects, mileage build and maintained, number of volunteers and hours contributed)
  • Coordinate, implement and maintain valley wide trail sign plan; work through proper channels for approval process with different agencies (city, state, private) to create a cohesive sign plan for non-motorized trails throughout the Big Bear Valley with the opportunity to expand to other SBNF areas.
  • Publicize and recognize volunteer and corporate partners for their contributions.
  • Maintain service of hand-tool inventory and other supplies
  • Work with partner/community groups to support the needs of trails throughout the Big Bear Valley.
  • Perform other related and peripheral duties as required and necessary for the successful performance of this job.

Hours/Benefits: 

This is a full-time salary position with a work schedule of Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Flexibility in work hours is required and may include evenings if needed.

  • Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, and 403(b) options
  • 10 days paid vacation per year and annual accrual of 10 days paid sick leave, plus 13 paid holidays annually

For more information and to apply, click here.

Prescribed Fire Specialist, Northern California – The Nature Conservancy

Sacramento, California

Are you passionate about returning fire to fire-adapted ecosystems and burning and learning in a collaborative setting with diverse partners?

Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. TNC has been conducting prescribed burns for 60 years, first on our own preserves and now in partnership with all kinds of people in a wide variety of landscapes around the world. We are seeking a highly motivated team player to join California Chapter of TNC as the Prescribed Fire Specialist. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about growing and diversifying the prescribed fire workforce and motivated to work with a wide range of partners to establish and advance prescribed fire projects, mainly in forested fuel types in the Sierra Nevada and the North Coast.

Come join TNC and apply today!

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years’ experience in fire management or natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must meet NWCG qualifications for RxB2 (Burn Boss) or have the ability to qualify as an RxB2 within one year of employment (including coursework, fitness and experience requirements). See the Conservancy’s Fire Management Manual for a full explanation of qualification requirements: http://www.tncfiremanual.org/BurnBoss.htm.
  • Must achieve physical fitness standards as set by local Fire Manager and TNC Fire Manual.
  • Fire Manager Qualification must be approved and designated in writing by the Conservancy Fire Management Coordinator.
  • Experience directing prescribed fire operations.
  • Experience training and supervising staff and burn crew members or volunteers.
  • Experience leading effectively in stressful situations.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Experience with cooperative burning and indigenous-led burning.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multicultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • 3 to 5 years related experience in fire operations or ecological land management, similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to recognize plant and animal species for executing an ecologically appropriate fire regime.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, and natural resource preservation.
  • Experience managing projects under deadlines with collaborators, volunteers, and/or contractors.
  • Experience communicating effectively with internal colleagues, partners, and the media.

SALARY INFORMATION

Salary is based on candidate experience, internal equity, and geographic location. This position’s location is flexible within the very large region of Northern CA. For all of Northern CA, our estimated salary for this position would fall within $65,600 – 84,150. The hiring team will be able to provide a narrower range to individual candidates as they move forward in the hiring process.

To learn more and apply, click here.

Fire Manager, Northern California – The Nature Conservancy

Sacramento, California

Are you passionate about returning fire to fire-adapted ecosystems and burning and learning in a collaborative setting with diverse partners?  Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. TNC has been conducting prescribed burns for 60 years, first on our own preserves and now in partnership with all kinds of people in a wide variety of landscapes around the world.  We’re looking for someone who is highly motivated to help grow and diversify the prescribed fire workforce and skilled at working with a wide range of partners to establish and advance prescribed fire projects, mainly in forested fuel types in the Sierra Nevada and the North Coast.  Most of the prescribed fire projects the FM will support will function as cooperative burns or Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (TREX), which provide experiential training that builds robust local capacity for fire management and offers professional fire practitioners a more holistic perspective—while implementing treatments that support community and landscape objectives.  Come join TNC and apply today!

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years’ experience in fire management or natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Must meet NWCG qualifications for RxB2 (Burn Boss), including fitness, coursework and experience requirements. See the Conservancy’s Fire Management Manual for a full explanation of qualification requirements: http://www.tncfiremanual.org/BurnBoss.htm.
  • Experience in authoring and reviewing prescribed burn unit plans and site fire management plans.
  • Experience leading effectively in stressful situations.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
  • Experience communicating effectively with internal colleagues, partners, and the media.
  • Fire Manager Qualification must be approved and designated in writing by the Conservancy Fire Management Coordinator.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Experience with cooperative burning and indigenous-led burning. 
  • Experience training others and developing curriculum content.
  • Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Ability and willingness to communicate and work closely with burn bosses, land managers and scientists to develop strategies and meet conservation and fire management objectives.
  • Knowledge of ecological land management principles.
  • Familiarity with fire effects and fire behavior in California fuel types.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in fire management, conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.
  • Attention to detail and able to complete tasks independently and on time.
  • Experience with grant management and financial reporting.

Salary is based on candidate experience, internal equity, and geographic location. This position’s location is flexible within the very large region of Northern CA. For all of Northern CA, our estimated salary for this position would fall within $74,900 – 96,000. The hiring team will be able to provide a narrower range to individual candidates as they move forward in the hiring process.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Program Coordinator – Tahoe Rim Trail Association

Stateline, Nevada

Join our team! The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is hiring a Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will organize and implement guided outdoor programs for youth and adults on the Tahoe Rim Trail. We’re looking for a passionate, friendly, and hardworking person with experience working with volunteers and providing outdoor programming to help facilitate adventures and education that deepens the public’s connection with Tahoe’s backcountry and natural spaces.

ABOUT US:

The TRTA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization formed in 1981 to build, maintain, and improve outdoor recreation infrastructure in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Today, the TRTA is the primary steward of the 200-mile Tahoe Rim Trail system. Our mission is to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship, and preserve access to the natural beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. Our dedicated and growing staff of eight is based out of our office in Stateline, NV, on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association believes that time spent outdoors has the power to bring people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures together and that time in nature is essential for everyone’s physical and mental health. As we work to address barriers to accessing the outdoors, we are committed to celebrating and growing the diversity of outdoor enthusiasts and our organization. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge, and experience that difference brings to our organization. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers, and LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC people. We make all employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression, or any other status protected by the laws where we operate.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

The TRTA’s Program Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day management and logistics of guided adult programs such as the TRTA’s multiday trips (15-day Thru Hike and 11-week Segment Hike), single-day trips (short, introductory educational hikes and snowshoe trips), and backcountry skills courses (Snow Camping 101 and Leave No Trace courses) led by the TRTA’s volunteer Guide Team. Additionally, they will support the TRTA’s signature Youth Backcountry Camp Program by coordinating trip meals and packaging. For all youth and adult programs, they will help create and manage online participant registrations and assist with participant communication and screening. As a year-round member of the TRTA staff, the Program Coordinator will receive company-paid health, vision, and dental insurance; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; and retirement contribution matching.

Due to the in-person nature of these programs and duties, this position must operate out of our Stateline, NV office.

ABOUT YOU:

In a nutshell, we’re looking for someone with knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques for implementing comprehensive guided trips, environmental education, and supporting outdoor recreation. A passion for the outdoors and connecting people with outdoor opportunities is a must.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

As a full-time member of the TRTA staff, the Program Coordinator will receive a starting rate commensurate with their experience ranging from $18 and $23 per hour annually. They will receive the following company benefits:

  • 100% company-paid health, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • SIMPLE IRA retirement program with a 3% match provided by the TRTA
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Six sick days accrued annually
  • 11 days starting vacation accrual annually
  • Cellphone stipend
  • TRTA vehicles provided for company-required travel
  • Career and professional development training
  • Outdoor gear available for personal use

For more information and to apply, click here.

Communications Director – Tahoe Rim Trail Association

South Lake Tahoe, California

Join our team! The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) is hiring a Communications Director. The Communications Director will fill a vital role at the Association, serving as a primary point of contact for the public and our stakeholders. We’re looking for an outgoing, creative, and hardworking professional ready to jump into the Association’s marketing and communications programs, including print and digital communications, website, social media, and more.

ABOUT US:

The TRTA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization formed in 1981 to build, maintain, and improve outdoor recreation infrastructure in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Today, the TRTA is the primary steward of the 200-mile Tahoe Rim Trail system. Our mission is to maintain and enhance the Tahoe Rim Trail system, practice and inspire stewardship, and preserve access to the natural beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. Our dedicated and growing staff of eight is based out of our office in Stateline, NV, on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association believes that time spent outdoors has the power to bring people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures together and that time in nature is essential for everyone’s physical and mental health. As we work to address barriers to accessing the outdoors, we are committed to celebrating and growing the diversity of outdoor enthusiasts and our organization. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge, and experience that difference brings to our organization. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers, and LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC people. We make all employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression, or any other status protected by the laws where we operate.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The TRTA’s Communications Director is responsible for ensuring the TRTA’s communications reach strategic goals with a consistent, compelling, and creative voice. They will direct the TRTA’s print and digital marketing, serve as a spokesperson for the organization, direct TRTA outreach efforts throughout the region, assist staff in ensuring program materials meet TRTA standards, and manage the TRTA website.

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive and measurable organization-­wide
    communication and marketing plan that adheres to the TRTA’s strategic plan and serves advocacy, fundraising, and planning goals to meet the organization’s mission.
  • Ensure the consistency, creativity, and quality of the TRTA brand identity, credibility, and voice.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the TRTA and build relationships with targeted media outlets, coordinate media interviews, provide on-the-record responses based on the TRTA’s advocacy plan, and shape news narratives around the TRTA’s work, accomplishments, and priorities.
  • Manage the creation of and adherence to the organization’s annual communications budget.
  • Create content and act as editor, shepherding the TRTA’s print and electronic publications through content creation, copy editing, and printing.
  • Manage TRTA presence on strategic social media channels and oversee the drafting and scheduling of content to ensure a cohesive voice and message across platforms.
  • Maintain the TRTA website to ensure it meets goals to educate trail users, attract donors, program participants, and volunteers, and positively reflect the work of the TRTA.
  • Supervise the TRTA’s Outreach and Marketing Coordinator.
  • Work with development staff to develop and execute annual strategy for development-related digital and print communications.
  • Assist program staff with editing and crafting grant proposals and reports.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Policy Director – Friends of the Inyo

Remote (Eastern Sierra), California

Position Summary

Friends of the Inyo seeks a Policy Director. The Policy Director leads and provides strategic direction for Friends of the Inyo’s policy programs to fulfill Friends of the Inyo’s mission to protect and care for the lands of the Eastern Sierra. The Policy Director works to ensure the health and vibrancy of the ecosystems of the public lands across the Eastern Sierra. The position reports directly to the Executive Director. The Policy Director is a permanent position that could be part or full time and could be remote, but frequent travel to California’s Eastern Sierra would be required.

Responsibilities and Activities

  • In partnership with the Policy Working Group, set Friends of the Inyo’s policy goals for each year.
  • Participate in monthly meetings with FOI’s Policy Working Group.
  • Develop campaign plans and project descriptions as necessary to achieve FOI’s policy goals.
  • Work collaboratively with FOI staff and board, as well as external partners, to provide expertise in public lands law and policy to agency and other decision
    makers.
  • Build positive relationships with local agency representatives, elected officials, policymakers, local agency staff, community members, and colleagues from
    other partner organizations.
  • Monitor and participate in appropriate NEPA/ CEQA activities and planning processes to ensure sustainable management of public lands.
  • Review, analyze and write comments on environmental documents, proposed regulations and policies related to public lands within Mono and Inyo Counties.
  • Develop and implement strategies to secure administrative protective management.
  • Track and make recommendations for siting of renewable energy in Mono and Inyo Counties.
  • In collaboration with external partners, develop and facilitate legislative and executive efforts for Eastern Sierra public lands protection.
  • Represent FOI at local, state and federal meetings as necessary to track land use, conservation issues and regional efforts around 30×30 initatives.
  • Assist the Executive Director in producing grant proposals and grant reports.
  • Support Friends of the Inyo’s commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion, and being an anti-racist organization in all aspects of work.
  • Work with the Communications Director to coordinate effective outreach communications with Friends of the Inyo members and the general public.
  • Provide content for FOIs website policy pages, the Jeffrey Pine Journal, monthly Juniper newsletter, and other promotional pieces as needed.
  • Create reports, memos and white papers for agency partners, public, and Friends of the Inyo’s board and staff.

Compensation for the position will be based on qualifications and experience, in the range of $60,000 per year. Depending upon whether employment is full or part time, the position may include health benefits, retirement plan with 3% employer match and paid sick leave and vacation time. Other benefits include flexible working hours and an employee sabbatical policy. Please submit a resume and cover letter to Wendy@friendsoftheinyo.org. Position is open until filled.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Watershed Restoration Project Manager – Plumas Corp

Quincy, California

Plumas Corp is looking for a full-time (40 hours/week) Watershed Restoration Project Manager. Projects are located throughout the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains, on both public and private lands. The Project Manager will work with a team to develop ecologically sound solutions to watershed issues. The position includes both office and field work. Our office provides a supportive, congenial environment. In addition to fair weather field work, expect heat, cold, rain, snow, noise, and dust. Travel to remote locations can be expected.

We are looking for someone interested in building a career in a small non-profit culture. This position may provide opportunities for the Project Manager to grow into additional leadership roles within the organization.

DESIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

B.S. or higher degree, or demonstrated knowledge, in some combination of environmental fields such as fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, ecology, botany, biology, forestry, or traditional ecological knowledge. Strong written, verbal, and listening communication skills.
Fully conversant with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Able to work independently in challenging environments and meet deadlines.

PROJECT MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

Work with landowners and partners to evaluate landscapes for ecological and hydrologic function. Develop ecologically sound solutions to typical watershed issues such as incised stream channels, soil erosion, sedimentation, ditching, roads, and burned or over-crowded forests, in the context of working watershed-scale landscapes, with multiple stakeholders.

Serve as the Project Manager for a suite of 3-6 projects in various stages of development and implementation. The manager typically completes tasks such as:

  • Communications with landowners, stakeholders, contractors, regulators, scientists
  • Topographic and hydrologic data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Comprehend and apply quantitative and qualitative data in the field
  • GIS mapping
  • Design plan development and documentation
  • Grant proposal and budget development
  • Environmental compliance documentation (i.e., CEQA/NEPA, Timber Harvest Plans, and permitting)
  • Writing technical reports, restoration plans, environmental analysis documents, monitoring reports, and grant applications.
  • Contract development and field administration
  • Construction supervision / heavy equipment operation (optional)
  • Project effectiveness monitoring
  • Final reporting to funding agencies/stakeholders.

Prospective applicants must provide their own transportation to project work sites. An all-wheel or 4-WD vehicle with good clearance is needed. All mileage is reimbursable at IRS rates. All other equipment will be provided by Plumas Corp.

WAGES & BENEFITS
Plumas Corp, a 501(c)3 private non-profit, is offering this opportunity as a full-time (40 hours/week) “at-will” position based in our Quincy, CA office. Wages and benefits are commensurate with experience. Starting hourly wage rates range from $28 to $32 per hour, with the following benefits:

  • 10 paid holidays
  • Two weeks (10 days) paid vacation leave
  • Up to 12 days of paid sick leave per year
  • Medical insurance with options to opt into additional vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Up $200 per month reimbursable wellness benefit
  • A Simplified Employer Retirement Plan that contributes 7% of gross pay per pay period to a recognized tax-free retirement fund account of the employee’s choice

Annual cost of living allowances (COLA) and merit wage increases are considered as budgets allow.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Botanist Aide – Sierra Pacific Industries

Anderson, California

Under the supervision of a botany crew leader, the successful applicants will conduct botanical surveys on SPI forests located throughout northern & central California. Qualified applicants must be able to collect detailed field data, work in remote field locations, hike steep slopes over uneven terrain, and work full days in all types of weather. Transportation from the base location to the field is provided.

Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Navigating forest roads & terrain using digital and hard copy maps.
  • Recording geologic, topographic, and habitat site characteristics.
  • Plant ID of California flora to family, genus, and species.
  • Survey proposed timber harvest areas and other special projects for rare plant species & collect supporting documentation and vouchers.

Qualifications

  • College coursework in botany, biology, forestry, or related natural resource field. Coursework must include plant taxonomy or plant ID.
  • One season of botanical field work is desirable, but not required.
  • Ability to ID plant species in the North Coast, Klamath, Cascade, Modoc, and Sierra Nevada regions.
  • Map/photo interpretation ability. Prior GPS and data recorder/tablet use desirable.
  • Driver license required.

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Resource Program Manager – Nevada Division of Forestry

Carson City, Nevada

Forestry Program Managers plan, coordinate, and oversee activities, services, and staff in major program areas such as resource management, fire management, conservation camp management, support services management, or safety and training management. The incumbent functions as a manager who trains supervise and evaluates the performance of subordinate supervisors; develops policies and procedures; and allocates staff and resources to accomplish goals and objectives.

This position is located in the State Office in Carson City and is responsible for leadership and oversight of all natural resource and conservation activities at the agency including, but not limited to: administration, technical assistance & outreach, as well as coordination of statewide programs in forest, rangeland and watershed resource management, forest health, urban & community forestry, wildfire rehabilitation, wildfire hazard reduction, threatened & endangered species, conservation plant materials, environmental education, climate change mitigation, permitting and compliance, and biomass utilization. The incumbent provides fiscal, payroll and personnel functions, including staff development & training, represents the Agency in various venues and in public.

The position functions as the endangered species program coordinator, requiring grant administration duties including preparing annual grant solicitations, grant applications, annual reporting, ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines, budget creation and budget tracking. The position is expected to work across programs in the Division to ensure that the agency is strategically moving toward agency goals and objectives. This position supports the emergency response mission of the Nevada Division of Forestry, as a State Duty Officer, and may be called to assist with wildland fire suppression and other emergencies as qualified. This position travels regularly in-state and out-of-state via state-owned vehicles or commercial airlines to conduct state business.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in forestry, natural resources management or closely related field and four years of professional experience in natural resource management, two years which included supervisory experience; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and six years of experience as described above, two years which included supervisory experience; OR one year of experience as a Conservation Camp Area Supervisor, Fire Management Officer II, or Helitack Supervisor in Nevada State service; OR two years of experience as a Battalion Chief, Conservation Camp Supervisor, or Fire Management Officer I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

The Examination

Training and Experience Exam

The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications/resumes include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application/resume and your responses to the questions asked. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application/resume) where you gained the background asked for in the question. The absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application. Once you apply for the position, you will be taken to a series of questions.

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