GBI and US Forest Service Region 5

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The Great Basin Institute (GBI) is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and service throughout the West. In line with our mission to advance applied science and ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships, GBI has partnered with the US Forest Service (USFS) Region 5 to help various forests meet their management objectives. USFS Region 5 encompases all of California’s Forest Service land as well as Hawaii and affiliated Pacific Islands. With nearly 20 million acres of land to manage in California alone, our partnership is helping the USFS get more boots on the ground to do all the import work needed to keep our natural resources cared for and properly managed. For this upcoming 2021 field season, GBI is looking to hire over 50 individuals to fill positions related to Forestry, Botany, Wildlife and Archaeology. Please see our website for more information and see the links below for individual position descriptions. More positions and locations may pop up in the coming months, so check back early and often to keep an eye on new opportunities!
 
Arch Crew Lead: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2020-RAP-099&type=JOBDESCR
Arch Crew Member: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2020-ACI-063&type=JOBDESCR
Botany Crew Lead: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2020-RAP-098&type=JOBDESCR
Botany Crew Member: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2020-ACI-061&type=JOBDESCR
Forestry Crew Lead: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2020-RAP-095&type=JOBDESCR
Forestry Crew Member: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2020-ACI-059&type=JOBDESCR
Wildlife-Aquatics Crew Lead: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2020-RAP-097&type=JOBDESCR
Wildlife-Aquatics Crew Member: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2020-ACI-062&type=JOBDESCR

Conservation Easement Steward – Bear Yuba Land Trust

Grass Valley, CA

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) seeks a full-time Conservation Easement Steward with experience in land protection, ecology, and ArcGIS mapping software. Responsibilities encompass planning and implementing conservation easement monitoring, training and oversight of volunteers, interns, and/or other staff engaged in these activities, and preparation and maintenance of conservation easement records. This position is vital to ensuring that BYLT fulfills its conservation easement responsibilities and meets or exceeds the requirements of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) Standards and Practices.

Associate Director – Sierra Harvest

Nevada City, CA

We are excited to begin 2021 with the formation of a new leadership team that includes a brand new position! The Associate Director (AD) plays a key role within the leadership team of Sierra Harvest, and is considered bench strength for the Executive Director (ED). The AD reports to the ED and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission as well as select program and financial objectives. The AD contributes to the organization’s long-range strategy, ensuring that SH makes consistent and timely progress towards achieving its mission. The AD oversees communications for the organization, speaks on behalf of the organization, and builds relationships that create sustainable funding and infrastructure for long-term operations. The AD leads program staff and volunteers to manage the daily operational activities of the organization.
Position is 25-30 hrs/week located in Nevada City, CA. Hourly wage commensurate with experience.

Applications must be submitted by January 15, 5pm.

District Manager – Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District

Yreka, CA

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Ethan Brown, Interim District Manager shastavalleyrcd@snowcrest.net with “District Manager” in the subject line. This position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.

California State Manager

North Fork California

ABOUT AMERICAN FORESTS: 

American Forests is a national non-profit organization committed to creating healthy and resilient forests from cities to wilderness that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. Established in 1875, American Forests has been restoring forests for more than 140 years. And, while we may be the oldest national conservation organization, our work today is more important than ever. Our projects, which have taken place in all 50 states, have recovered hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, safeguarded vital watersheds, absorbed millions of tons of greenhouse gases and protected some of the most stunning landscapes in America.

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The California State Manager serves as the point person between American Forests California State Director and the successful execution of on-the-ground project work. In this capacity, the California State Manager provides administrative support, grant/project management, and engagement responsibilities. The California State Manager role is ideal for highly organized and detail-oriented candidates that are able to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines simultaneously. The California State Manager has the opportunity to gain diverse experiences and skills around forest restoration and social issues while making a positive impact. Specific responsibilities can be found below.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: 

Ability to demonstrate equivalent education and/or experience in the field of natural resources, forest management, environmental science or other applicable fields. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Experience, trainings, or certification in project management, grant writing/management, or financial management is a plus. Experience in California forest restoration project or program activities is favorable. A combination of education and experience will be considered in determining relative candidate qualifications.

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Juggle competing priorities
  • Work effectively with teams
  • Strong project management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel & Power Point)

WORKING CONDITIONS & LOCATION: 

The majority of work is performed in a general office environment, with occasional opportunities to travel or be in the field. American Forests headquarters is in Washington D.C. however the California office is located in North Fork California which is an hour north of Fresno and 40 minutes south of Yosemite National Park (south entrance).

TO APPLY:  Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americanforests.org. Position will remain open until adequate and competitive candidates submit apply. Please note that we are hoping to fill the position ASAP. *American Forests in an equal opportunity employer.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Project Management and Administration (60%)
    • Provide oversight on projects, including tracking project progress and documenting outcomes and deliverables
    • Review, create and manage contracts
    • Participate and enhance climate adaptation planning processes while incorporating and tracking scientific information from project efforts
    • Direct management support for California grants including but not limited to Climate Change Response Framework initiatives.
    • Prepare and review program budgets and financial reporting
  1. Science Engagement (20%)
    • Contribute to climate adaptation science development and implementation efforts
    • Analyzed and summarize research projects for scientific publications and reports
    • Develop, research and/or synthesis research program needs
  1. Community/Partner Engagement (15%)
    • Run/host public meetings and all pre/post meeting logistics (i.e. meeting prep, meeting minutes, follow up communications or research)
    • Support or assist public forums/workshops
    • Represent American Forests CA State Director in partner meetings
    • Build and maintain relationships with nonprofit conservation organizations, federal agencies and other forest conservation stakeholders.
  1. Other (5%)
    • Support California State Director on a multitude of initiatives
    • Participate in/on fundraising opportunities
    • Engage in program development efforts
    • Conduct site visits to evaluate restoration projects
    • Other duties as assigned

ABOUT OUR WORK 

California’s forests are facing unprecedented threats from rising temperatures, increased and prolonged drought, and larger and more intense wildfires. The combined effects of these changes and extreme events are severely stressing the region’s iconic forests and diminishing the natural benefits of California forests provide including carbon sequestration, water supply and quality, wildlife habitat, recreation, and timber production. The science is clear that action is needed now to protect these natural benefits.

While American Forests is actively engaged in activities across the country, leadership has prioritized California as both an area of concern and opportunity. As such, American Forests has committed resources to best accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration efforts through collaborative conservation. As a non-governmental organization that can truly work across landscapes (public and private lands with public and private funds), American Forests hopes to provide support, innovative science-based solutions, technical assistance, and policy insights to build upon state-wide efforts.

Currently the California office of American Forests is having critical conversations with organizations across the state. Efforts include but are not limited to:

  • Program and project development with landowners throughout the Sierra Nevada to best leverage resources and expand on-the-ground impacts that provide key ecosystem services around water and carbon for the entire state.
  • Working with public land managers to execute large scale reforestation efforts on iconic fire scars across the state while encouraging climate-smart site preparations and planting techniques.
  • Designing and executing a climate-smart planning process for the Sierra National Forest through Climate Change Investment funds.
  • Playing a leadership role in state-wide discussions, including the involvement in the Governors Forest Management Task Force.

American Forests has a long history of partnering with the USDA Forest Service, State of California, Conservation Districts and other partners to implement restoration projects. Since 1991, the work has led to the planting 6 million trees in the state. This position will play a key role in strengthening and deepening American Forests’ role in California.

For more information, visit https://www.americanforests.org/our-work/american-releaf/california/

Manager of Watershed & Recreation

Mokelumne, California

The Manager of Watershed and Recreation is responsible for managing and supervising, directly or through subordinate supervisors, a variety of developmental, operational, resource protection, and maintenance work on 28,000 acres of watershed land in the Mokelumne basin that includes five recreation areas at Pardee and Camanche reservoirs.

This manager represents East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) before Amador, Calaveras, Alpine, and San Joaquin county agencies, special interest groups, and the media. Policy coordination with federal, state, and local agencies is a major responsibility. Responsibilities include:

• Preparing memos, technical reports, and correspondence.
• Supervising the fire prevention and suppression program on EBMUD watershed lands including coordination with outside agencies.
• Monitoring lessee compliance with lease stipulations in a variety of watershed and recreation contexts.
• Preparing and administering recreation area concession contracts including review of fees and capital improvement programs, and overseeing and monitoring concession operations.
• Developing the budget; analyzing cost effectiveness of all assigned recreation operations; recommending staffing needs and measures to improve operations.
• Participating in various watershed and recreation committees, boards, and councils.
• Preparing and administering law enforcement and security contracts.
• Managing maintenance programs for recreation trails, fire access roads, and service roads.
• Planning short and long-range improvements to recreation areas, coordinating recreational studies with concessionaires, other departments, and agencies.
• Ensuring all programs comply with existing regulatory framework in managing natural resources, including the state and federal endangered species act, CEQA compliance as well as adhering to existing EBMUD interagency agreements.
• Managing EBMUD’s Integrated Pest Management practices and guidelines in administering watershed and range programs.
• Supervising range and forestry studies and recommending improvements; implementing range and forestry enhancements to prevent soil erosion and to prevent the degradation of water quality; monitoring timber harvesting activities upstream of EBMUD for water quality impacts.
• Directing the gathering of data to determine resource and habitat status, preparing monthly grazing reports, compiling and analyzing range condition, composition and utilization data, etc.
• Overseeing preparation of brochures, slide shows, news releases, displays, lectures and similar public relations activities relating to range, forestry, watershed and recreation management; as well as educational outreach events and activities.
• Providing leadership and supervision to subordinate staff.
• Promoting and modeling EBMUD’s core values of stewardship, integrity, respect, and teamwork.

The annual salary is $129,444 up to $186,984. Initial placement within the range is based upon qualifications. Appointment is typically made at or below the control point ($168,276 per year).

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or registered domestic partnership status, age for individuals over forty years of age, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental or physical, including AIDS and HIV), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veterans status, family or medical leave status, pregnancy, pregnancy disability leave status, or any other status protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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