POSITION: PRESERVE CARETAKER

KAWEAH OAKS PRESERVE - Exeter, CA

Protect Important Lands
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Do you love working in nature? Are you seeking an opportunity that positively impacts our important natural resources and the special lands we cherish? Do you want to work in an environment full of nature lovers and accomplished, highly-educated, highly-committed land conservation professionals, and devoted volunteers?
If so, consider joining the team at Sequoia Riverlands Trust, a nationally-accredited conservation organization based near Exeter and the Southern Sierra Nevada foothills and Sequoia National Park.
Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) is a regional nonprofit land trust formed in 2001 to conserve the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. SRT has ambitious programs in land and conservation easement acquisition (habitat and farmland), land stewardship, restoration, conservation outreach, land policy and planning, and environmental education.
SRT is currently seeking a talented Preserve Caretaker dedicated to conservation progress and successful land management practices at Kaweah Oaks Preserve. To see if this position is a good fit for you, consider the following duties:
* Open the gates at sunrise and close the gates at sunset every day, 365 days a year
* Not including the gates, work 56 hours a month, or 14 hours a week on preserve duties
* When caretaker is temporarily unable to perform the above duties, it is his or her responsibility to find a caretaker alternate to make sure the work is completed, especially opening and closing the gates
* Caretaker cannot hold a Monday-Friday full-time (40 hours per week or more) job
* Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check
* Assist visitors with information about the preserve and enforce preserve rules such as no dogs off leash, no smoking, no commercial photography without a permit, etc.
* Walk and maintain trails and visitor use areas using ATVs, mowing, weed eaters, chainsaws, drags, and herbicide as appropriate
* Pick up litter, empty trash cans, and separate trash and recycling in visitor use areas; weekly take dumpsters to curb
* Frequently check and clean restrooms
* Maintain tools in good condition, and repair when needed, perform inventory on all hand tools and power tools monthly
* Keep trail guides and Mutt Mitts stocked
* Help prepare for and participate in public events as needed
* Assist with planting and weed control in restoration areas
* Perform minor household repairs and arrange for specialized repairs when needed
* Assist with many other miscellaneous tasks on the preserve as well as, on occasion, other SRT preserves.
In return, the caretaker enjoys rent-free lodging with paid utilities. The caretaker’s 400 sq. ft. residence can accommodate a single person or small family, has one bathroom, one bedroom, and a combined kitchen/dining/living room, comes with a small washer and dryer, and two window A/C units. There is a $400 security deposit. Up to two dogs are allowed (must be leashed at all times on preserve); no cats are allowed to protect bird populations.
TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to: info@sequoiariverlands.org. Please put “KOP Caretaker” in the email’s subject line. If Internet accessibility is problematic, please send materials via U.S. Postal Service to SRT, 427 S. Garden St., Visalia, CA 93277. And please, no phone or email follow up inquiries. Applicants will be contacted in the event that we wish to further explore your qualifications. To learn more about SRT, visit: https://sequoiariverlands.org.

POSITION: ADVANCEMENT OFFICER

Visalia, CA

Position Description: SRT’s Advancement Officer is a dynamic position with an opportunity for professional growth that includes a challenging mix of marketing, fundraising, development, and communications responsibilities. The Advancement Officer is a central position within our organization that requires strong engagement in most areas of SRT’s core conservation programs. The successful candidate will be a crucial member of our team advancing SRT’s mission to inspire love and lasting protection for important lands.
Major Responsibilities:
  • Assist Executive Director, Marketing and Communications Director, and Board of Directors in cultivating new individual major donor relationships while fostering positive relations with and rewards for existing mission supporters
  • Identify, cultivate, and secure corporate and foundation funding sources
  • Develop prospective major donor list and research area philanthropic giving statistics
  • Assist in the development of an engaging and vital SRT Membership Program that creates a pathway to increased involvement, from volunteers to committee and board service
  • Track and process donations and prepare acknowledgment letters and other correspondence with donors via DonorPerfect
  • Support grant application and report processes as well as prospect for new grant funding sources
  • Collaborate in maintaining SRT website and in developing content for SRT print and electronic communications
  • Participate in implementing social media strategy
  • Gather statistics and data to create various reports related to program evaluation and fundraising
  • Organize annual mailings to individual and institutional donors
  • Develop and sustain SRT Planned Giving Program
  • Coordinate, maintain, and expand contact management databases and systems
  • Support special event planning, promotion, and execution of outreach events and other fundraising efforts
Other Responsibilities:
  • Attend staff meetings, other administrative meetings, and company events
  • Assist with SRT Conservation and Education departments’ programming with support for implementation as needed
  • Infrequent travel is necessary for conservation field events and between SRT properties
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  Desired Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated individual with creative problem-solving abilities
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • The ability to organize and prioritize work to meet critical deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and eagerness to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), DonorPerfect, social media including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram and a willingness to learn new applications
  • Availability to work limited evenings and weekends
  • Experience with and/or interest in desktop publishing and design, with the goal of proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and other software
  • Understanding of, appreciation for, and commitment to the conservation mission and environmental advocacy work of SRT
Salary: This is a full-time position with a salary range depending on experience and education, including a generous benefits and time-off package with employer-paid health insurance and 401(k) plans.
ABOUT SRT: Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) is a regional nonprofit land trust formed in 2001 to conserve the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. SRT has ambitious programs in land and conservation easement acquisition (habitat and farmland), land stewardship, restoration, conservation outreach, and education.
SRT seeks talented individuals dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources, and we offer our staff competitive salary and benefits. SRT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Sequoia Riverlands Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.
To apply: TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to: info@sequoiariverlands.org. Please put “SRT Advancement Officer” in the email’s subject line. If Internet accessibility is problematic, please send materials via U.S. Postal Service to SRT, 427 S. Garden St., Visalia, CA 93277. And please, no phone or email follow up inquiries. Applicants will be contacted in the event that we wish to further explore your qualifications. To learn more about SRT, visit: https://sequoiariverlands.org

Nevada State Director

Reno

The Nature Conservancy is seeking a strong leader for Nevada State Director as we execute on our ambitious conservation goals. A trusted name in conservation within the state and beyond, The Nature Conservancy in Nevada has worked for 35 years to protect the state’s cherished landscapes and develop sound science to support ecology, economy, and innovative conservation. With a strong and talented staff of 23 located across the state, a budget of $5.4M, a Board of Trustees comprised of 13 members, and a resilient, robust program in place, this role offers a unique opportunity to design and implement a strategic approach to Nevada’s conservation priorities and to help shape a resilient, viable future for all Nevadans.

 

The Nevada State Director drives the Nevada Chapter’s conservation strategy, public policy leadership, and fundraising functions. They work closely with the Nevada Board of Trustees to create and implement the Chapter’s conservation strategies in alignment with The Nature Conservancy’s Shared Conservation Agenda priorities.

 

The Conservancy has worked in Nevada for 35 years, working with partners to protect over one million acres of land, using our science and policy to help Nevada manage its most valuable resource – water, and using our science to inform decisions about how to advance development and storage of solar energy. The State Director plays a key role in helping further this impactful work by leading the chapter staff, developing new and existing donors, forming partnerships and building a broader constituency for conservation across the state. The State Director is accountable for the chapter’s success in implementing TNC’s global conservation approach, producing measurable results and maintaining and strengthening organizational values.

 

Marketing Coordinator

Sonoma & Mendocino County

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Salary Range: $55,000 – $80,000 (annual)

(Bilingual/Spanish fluency preferred)

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under direct supervision of Sonoma Clean Power’s (SCP) Director of Public Relations & Marketing, the Marketing Coordinator has a wide range of responsibilities including, but not limited to: assisting with marketing projects, planning and implementing community outreach events, education efforts, fielding media inquiries, promotional copywriting, public relations support, social media coordination and monitoring, graphic design, and website content management.

To apply for a specific, posted position with SCP, please submit your cover letter, resume, and references as a single PDF to jobs@sonomacleanpower.org.

Interdisciplinary Social Scientist/Naural Resource Specialist

Oroville, CA

Summary

Position is located on the Plumas National Forest, Feather River Ranger District in Oroville, CA.
Position serves as the primary assistant in the planning, programming, and execution of all land, trails, special uses, and minerals management program activities.
For additional information about the duties of this position, contact Dave Brillenz at 530-532-7410 or david.brillenz@usda.gov
This is a re-advertisement. If you applied previously, you must apply to this announcement to be considered.

Responsibilities

  • Supervises up to 20% or less of the time.
  • Coordinate resource activities between units and other specialists such as, engineers, wildlife biologists, etc. to ensure consistency in program emphasis and development.
  • Develop proposed natural resource management activities for all land, trails, special uses, and mineral management program activities.
  • Monitor natural resource management activities to prepare management recommendations of accomplishments.
  • Provide advice on various types of recreation programs such as wilderness, recreation, historical trails, construction, and maintenance for the development of recreation management plans.
  • Analyze the effects of management activities on natural resources for environmental assessments.
  • Plan long-range and annual management plans for natural resources plans on a unit.
  • Determine permit requirements to protect resources such as air, water, and land quality based on impact assessments.
  • Establish working relationships with federal, state, tribal and local agency partners to maintain natural resources management activities.
  • Develop technical progress reports on program activities for senior leadership.
  • Develop environmental documents including impact statements concerning proposed recreational sites, wilderness, wilderness trails, and special uses.
  • Process permit applications for natural resource program activities.
  • Prepare environmental assessments to document effects of management activities on natural resources.
  • Develop and/or monitor the budget for long-range and annual work plans for the natural resource programs/projects.
  • Provide advice on the administration of recreation programs and projects for new recreation facilities or activities.
  • Foster an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – may be required to attend meetings and/or training.

Air Pollution Control Specialist I/II

Sonora, CA

DEFINITION

Under general supervision and direction, performs a variety of routine to moderately complex compliance inspections, implements the stationary source and open burning program, conducts impact analyses, air pollution detection, and air quality monitoring activities pertaining to specific local, State, and federal air pollution control regulations; and performs related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision and direction from the Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer. Exercises no supervision of staff. May provide training to less experienced staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

Air Pollution Control Specialist I: This is the first technical level class in the Air Pollution Control series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform a limited variety of inspection, detection, monitoring and analytical duties as they gain knowledge and expertise. Incumbents normally advance to the higher level after gaining experience and achieving proficiency which meet the requirements for the higher classification.

Air Pollution Control Specialist II is the fully qualified, journey-level classification performing a variety of technical duties in inspection, data collection and enforcement of federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to air pollution control, as well as, meteorological data analysis and related transportation/air quality program studies. This classification is distinguished from the class of Air Pollution Control Specialist I by the independence exercised and the performance of more complex studies.

Supervising Agricultural Biologist

Agriculture Commissioner , Sonora, CA

The Position

DEFINITION

Under general direction, plans, supervises and participates in the enforcement of governmental regulations pertaining to specific agricultural and weights and measures regulatory categories; performs various administrative tasks in support of department management.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direct or general supervision from the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures. Exercises direct and general supervision over staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the full supervisory-level classification in the Agricultural Biologist class series. Responsibilities include planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of agriculture staff. Incumbents are expected to independently perform a wide variety of inspections within the agriculture and weights and measures inspection function. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within established guideline

Forester (Silviculture)

Bridgeport, CA

Summary

The position is responsible for the development, planning, and application of silvicultural methods and practices.

Information on specific locations where jobs are being filled and the dates when applications are due for these locations can be found on the Forest Service website. Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities listed below are at the full performance level.
  • Analyze forest areas to determine which areas require short- or long-range cultural treatment.
  • Develop plans for application of silvicultural methods and practices in projects.
  • Discuss alternatives for treatment of vegetation with specialists to coordinate the needs of the land management plan.
  • Meet with parties from outside the agency to share proposed or potential land management practices to achieve objectives.
  • Write planning documents to identify and explain the basis for silvicultural decisions.
  • Write draft language for silvicultural proposals based on decisions given by manager.
  • Write reports that summarize vegetation field data.
  • Supervision Less than 25% – Provides technical and administrative supervision to subordinate employees.

Land Management Position

Auburn, CA

Based in Auburn, CA, Placer Land Trust (PLT) works with landowners and partners to protect natural and agricultural land in Placer County. PLT is seeking to hire a land management position to monitor and manage ~5,000 acres of land in Placer County. This includes property owned and managed by PLT, and property that is privately-owned but protected by conservation easement. The position may be filled at the level of Land Technician or Land Manager, depending on experience. About 40-50% of the job involves fieldwork and outdoor physical labor– monitoring properties, managing land, and routine maintenance of gates, fences, signs, and trails. The remainder and majority of the job involves desk work – writing reports, responding to emails, attending meetings, maintaining files, mapping, and coordinating with people.

The position will work as part of the Lands Team and will be supervised by the Conservation Director. The position is full-time exempt, 40 hours per week. It will be based in Auburn, CA, but will require frequent travel throughout Placer County. A company shared truck is available for fieldwork and travel, though the employee must have their own transportation to and from the Auburn office. Occasional evening and weekend work (less than once a month). Limited telecommuting may be arranged. See below for salary and benefits. Note: due to the coronavirus pandemic, currently all staff are working remotely from their homes.

People with diverse backgrounds and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities (note: “assist with” or “lead” refers to Technician vs. Manager level)

  • Serve as “Preserve Manager” for ~25 properties (“Preserves”) covering ~5,000 acres.
  • Ensure protection of natural resources, wildlife habitat, and other values on the Preserves.
  • Ensure legal and contractual obligations are met for each Preserve, including the terms ofconservation easements. Address and resolve potential violations and other issues quickly.
  • Monitor and inspect Preserves: trash, dumping, trespass, or other violations; condition of trails,fencing and other infrastructure; risks of wildfire/ fuel loads; and health of forests and wildlife habitat.
  • Write annual monitoring and inspection reports.
  • Maintain and repair fences and gates and install signs on Preserves.
  • Maintain and help construct trails, including mowing, weed whacking, spraying, and chainsawing.
  • Assist with or lead maintenance of field equipment and vehicles.
  • Oversee and manage contractors and contract work, including fire management/fuel load reduction/forestry work, mowing, fence installation, habitat restoration, biological surveys, and other contracts.
  • Oversee and manage livestock grazing tenants and other land-lease tenants (e.g., beekeepers). Assistwith or lead the writing of new grazing lease contracts and contract renewals.
  • Coordinate regularly with staff, landowners, neighbors, volunteers, agencies, and the public.
  • Maintain records related to property management, monitoring, and equipment.
  • Be “on-call” evenings and weekends to respond to rare property-related emergencies.
  • Assist with or lead habitat restoration projects, including forest and stream/ wetland projects.
  • Assist with or lead creation of maps, including topographic, aerial, and other types of maps.
  • Assist with or lead the writing of land management plans, baseline documentation reports, and grants.
  • Assist with or lead occasional volunteer groups, public groups, and partner tours on PLT Preserves.
  • Assist with recreation program planning, including guided hikes, events, and other activities.
  • Attend trainings and webinars on best management practices and other key topics.
  • Participate in staff meetings, retreats, fundraising activities, and other PLT events and activities.
  • Contribute photos from the field for marketing purposes.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience working on land – farms, ranches, parks, open space, or other.
  • Commitment to ecological land conservation and land stewardship.
  • Ability to operate field equipment – UTV, weed whacker, truck & trailer, sprayer, chainsaw, etc.
  • Computer experience, including use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), email, and calendars.
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects and tasks on time and within budget.
  • Ability to coordinate people and groups (interns, consultants, contractors, and volunteers).
  • Good communication skills (both speaking and writing).
  • Self-directed, requiring little supervision. Proactively identify issues and suggest solutions.
  • Team player with ability to work comfortably with different people of different backgrounds.
  • Comfortable managing tense or difficult situations and people.
  • Good physical condition; able and willing to work and hike in challenging conditions such as rough terrain or excessive heat, sometimes for long periods (full day / 5+ miles).
  • Valid driver’s license.

Other Applicable Experience & Knowledge – NOT REQUIRED

  • Knowledge of conservation/ natural community ecology, and application to land management.
  • Experience in forestry and forest management, and/or grazing and rangeland management.
  • Experience managing public lands and public trails.
  • Experience writing contracts, land management plans, monitoring reports, grant applications, etc.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology, Biology, Conservation, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Rangeland Management, or similar field.
  • Experience creating maps in ArcGIS or Google Earth. Experience with mobile mapping apps.
  • Experience with project management software and/or database/ records software.
  • Knowledge of plants and natural communities in Placer County.
  • Experience collecting and/or reviewing biological field data and surveys.
  • Knowledge of Placer County.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this position will range from $45,000-$57,000, based on skills and experience. Benefits include health insurance; paid holidays, vacation, sick, and other leave; retirement program; and training.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to info@placerlandtrust.org with “Land Management Position” in subject line. Please indicate if you prefer to be considered for Land Technician or Land Manager level, or no preference. All applications will be reviewed using blind screening. Deadline to apply: July 31, 2020.

The anticipated start date is early-mid September 2020; position will remain open until filled.

Placer Land Trust values and seeks a team with diverse experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, so that our work remains relevant today and for future generations. People with diverse backgrounds and who promote a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply.

We are committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

 

Learn more at www.placerlandtrust.org

Forester

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Summary:

This position is located in Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Watershed Management Staff, South Lake Tahoe, CA..

This position is located in a Forest Service unit where the incumbent has primary responsibility for the planning, implementation, and administration of the timber management program.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Victor Lyon at (530) 543-2640 and victor.lyon@usda.gov.

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