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Community Engagement Director – Sierra Nevada Alliance
Preferably in or near the Lake Tahoe Basin
Organization Description: Since 1993, the Sierra Nevada Alliance (the Alliance) has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife, and communities. We unite people and organizations to protect Sierra Nevada ecosystems and communities. Our vision is that every Sierra ecosystem is healthy, resilient, and collectively cared for through thriving partnerships as a legacy for future generations. Known as the Range of Light, the Sierra Nevada is a vast mountain range that lies primarily in California with the Carson Range spur expanding into Nevada. The Sierra Nevada is 400 miles long and 50 miles wide, spanning from Lassen Volcanic National Park in the North to Tehachapi Pass in the South. The Alliance’s programs and initiatives strategically and collaboratively address the environmental challenges faced by the Sierra Nevada region.
Position Description: With the support of the Alliance AmeriCorps staff, the Community Engagement Director (the Director) is responsible for leading and elevating the organization’s community outreach and communications to effectively tell the story of the Alliance and engage the public in conservation efforts. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director (ED) to manage the Alliance’s Member Group Program and Stewardship Ambassador Program. The Director will lead our outreach events, bi-annual conference, Take Care Sierra campaign, and educational programming for the public. In addition, this position will be responsible for elevating and implementing the organization’s communications efforts including brand management and public education and outreach via our website, social media, e-blasts, and written communications. The Director will also assist with fundraising to support Community Engagement programs by grant researching, writing, and reporting, and garnering funds through various fundraising activities.
Community Engagement Job Responsibilities:
- Assist ED with the management and expansion of enrollment in the Member Group Program, and assist the membership with implementing their collaborative goals.
- Lead Member Group Program renewal and recruitment efforts.
- Manage the coordination and execution of Alliance in-person and virtual events including monthly webinars, naturalist events, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Great Sierra River Cleanup, and the Sierra Nevada Alliance bi-annual conservation conference.
- Manage and implement the Take Care Sierra campaign, website, and outreach efforts in collaboration with the Take Care Sierra working group.
- Assist ED with the management and implementation of the summer seasonal Lake Tahoe Ambassador Program.
- Participate in various working groups related to engaging and educating Sierra lovers.
- Grant research, writing, and reporting, and other fundraising to support Alliance community engagement and communications efforts.
- Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the Alliance storage unit. Inventory and restock community engagement supplies as needed.
Communications Job Responsibilities:
- Develop and execute professional and high-quality marketing, communications, and branding strategies to increase awareness about the Sierra Nevada and the Sierra Nevada Alliance, increase community engagement and involvement in efforts to protect and preserve the region, and bring funding to the underrepresented area.
- Serve as the Alliance brand steward to ensure consistent branding and messaging across all platforms.
- Update, maintain, and create innovative and engaging content for the Alliance’s website, social media platforms, conservation directory, Sierra Resource and Member Group Resource monthly e-newsletters, e-blasts, and literature.
- Ensure that the website serves as a relevant hub for stewardship and that news, action alerts, volunteer opportunities, events, job opportunities, and resources are populated and remain up-to-date.
- Work closely with Alliance staff to share the story of the Alliance and how we uniquely fill gaps and vital roles to protect and conserve the Sierra Nevada.
- Support the Alliance team by attending bi-weekly staff meetings, participating in community meetings, producing yearly and ongoing work plans, attending staff retreats, and other needs.
- Other duties as assigned and agreed upon.
Job Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field is highly preferred
- Four years of related experience in the community engagement/communications field
- Passion for our mission to unite people and organizations to protect Sierra Nevada ecosystems and communities
- Ability to communicate and collaborate with various people and organizations to advance the Alliance’s mission
- Excellent organizational and project management skills
- Effective management of timelines and project budgets
- Energetic and personable, takes initiative and thinks creatively
- Ability to look at the bigger picture, beyond day-to-day tasks
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and general internet use
- Adobe Illustrator and Canva skills are highly desired. If not skilled, the ability to quickly learn
- Website, social media, and newsletter production preferred
- Nonprofit experience is a plus
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work well with diverse people and groups
- Independent, motivated, and able to work under pressure with frequent deadlines and under limited supervision
- Ability to travel throughout the region via automobile as needed to meet the goals of the community engagement and communications department
- Ability to work some nights and weekends as needed
- Occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs.
- Computer use, keyboard entry, and mouse manipulation of up to eight hours per day
Supervision: This position reports to the Executive Director. The Director will supervise AmeriCorps members and Stewardship Ambassadors based on program and organization needs.
Compensations and Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt/hourly position. Competitive wage starts at $30-$35 per hour (based on experience) with the potential for annual increases based on merit and the organization’s budget. We offer full healthcare benefits including dental and vision, and the option for employees to contribute to CalSavers retirement plan. New staff members receive two weeks of paid vacation (increased with work time served), federal holidays, and personal/sick time are offered per the Employee Handbook.
Location: Due to the nature of the position, we prefer that the candidate lives in the Lake Tahoe Basin or within a reasonable driving distance of the Basin. If the right candidate presents a creative solution, we will consider allowing remote work away from the Tahoe vicinity. We allow staff to work from home or from our office located in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
To Apply: Sierra Nevada Alliance is an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome qualified applicants of all racial backgrounds, cultural backgrounds, gender expressions, ages, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, and sexual orientation to apply. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply.
The position is open until filled. However, we are looking to fill it as soon as possible. To apply, please send a PDF of your resume and cover letter to Jenny Hatch, Executive Director at email@example.com.
Visit sierranevadaalliance.org for more information about the Alliance and our initiatives to protect the Sierra Nevada.
Stream Restoration Technician – Anabranch Solutions, LLC
Lone Pine, California
Location: Multiple meadow restoration projects throughout the Kern River watershed.
Start Date: Roughly August 1, 2023 (as early as July 20 is possible)
Duration: Through October 19, 2023
Number of Positions: 8
We are currently seeking semi-local team members for our stream restoration crew! The California restoration crew will be a team of 8-10 people building and potentially monitoring low-tech, process-based restoration (LTPBR) structures in an effort to restore streams and meadows in the Kern River watershed. These structures will include Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs) and Post-Assisted Log Structures (PALS). Restoration crews will spend their season outdoors; living and working in remote locations throughout the southern Sierras.
The primary job duties are to locally acquire natural building materials (e.g., brush, woody debris, & rock), stage said materials, and construct beaver dam analogs (BDAs), post-assisted log structures (PALS), and other low-tech structures for riverscape restoration projects. Constructing BDAs and PALS entails cutting and hauling slash to degraded streams, constructing in-stream structures, and pounding posts via hydraulic post pounder to lock everything in place. Construction utilizes a variety of tools, including but not limited to: hand tools, chainsaws, GripHoists, hydraulic post pounders, ATV/UTVs, trailers, and more.
Work schedules are typically eight 10-hour shifts followed by 6 days off. All necessary camping gear (other than sleeping bags) as well as all necessary safety gear, waders, and wading boots will be provided. Additionally, per diem is afforded to the group for family-style grocery shopping and meal preparation. The crew will camp on-site during their 8 day hitch, and return home or wherever desired during the 6 day break between hitches.
Field life is rugged and rewarding. Crew members will be living in remote locations – often with limited amenities. Crews should expect to camp most often, with the potential to stay in a rented cabin or bunkhouse if available. All accommodations are dorm-style living, with communal kitchens, bedrooms, etc. Teams will travel occasionally, as there are multiple project sites within the area.
- Willingness to work and approve an alternative work-week consisting of four 10-hour shifts per seven day week
- Ability and willingness to learn in the field and in trainings
- Ability to work safely in remote and adverse conditions
- Flexibility with ever-changing schedules
- Ability to work in a team environment and communicate clearly and regularly
- Positive attitude, willingness to follow instructions
- Self-motivated with situational awareness to take care of anything that needs doing
- Comfort with manual labor and/or physical fitness
- Must be able to safely lift and carry 55 pounds; packing heavy loads of equipment in to and out of sites is often required
- A valid driver’s license
- Eligibility to work in the United States
Experience or education in related fire-fighting, farming/ranching, forest thinning, maintenance, construction, or management activities such as riparian planting, landscaping, trail maintenance or construction, construction, arboriculture and/or logging is desirable but not required.
To Apply: Interested parties are encouraged to apply below with a cover letter, resume, and contacts for three references. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits: Employee assistance program, employee discount, paid time off
Schedule: 10 hour shift, Day shift, Holidays, Weekend availability
Supplemental pay types: Bonus pay, people with a criminal record are encouraged to apply
Application Question(s): Will you be comfortable performing manual labor for long hours in remote locations?
Work Location: In person
Important Dates: Applications will be reviewed beginning in June. Interviews will proceed on a rolling basis. All job offers will occur by the end of June, with an anticipated start date of late July or by the first week of August at the latest, depending on crew availability and snowpack/water levels.
Senior NEPA Program Director/Planner – Great Basin Institute
The GBI, in partnership with US Forest Service (USFS) collaborators, is seeking a Senior NEPA Program Director / Planner to contribute to GBI’s mission that promotes environmental research, education, and service throughout the West by advancing applied science and ecological literacy through community engagement and agency partnerships, supporting national parks, forest, open spaces, and public lands.
GBI provides a wide variety of environmental services to train and develop the next generation of conservationists and resource managers.
Essential Job Functions:
- Apply understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements to determine the permitting strategy for projects
- Perform research, strategic consultation, and prepare Plans of Operation, Plans of Development, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and other permitting documents
- Analyze environmental impacts from project activities and develop written descriptions of impacts for environmental documents
- Contribute to partnership development activities, including client relations and proposal development for new project work
- Review and interpret highly technical reports on a variety of subjects (air quality, archaeology, biology, geology, hazardous materials, historic resources, hydrology, etc.) and summarize in non-technical language understandable to a layperson
- Coordinate public meetings and other public outreach and engagement tasks, including travel logistics, project newsletters, notices, public announcements, and related activities.
- Generate and manage program budget and fiscal forecasts.
- Promote effective internal and external communication.
- Provide cross-program/department support.
- Perform other program- or institute-level functions as needed.
Contract Timeline: Exempt, FT Regular Permanent
Salary: $110k-$120k annually, DOE
Please submit an up-to-date resume, one-page cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to the application link. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. For questions regarding this position, please contact email@example.com.
Environmental Educator – Sierra Watershed Education Partnership
Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) has 27 years experience working with K-12 students in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD), which spans all of North Tahoe from Donner Summit and Truckee, to the north shore of Lake Tahoe. We specialize in hands-on, experiential environmental science education and service learning. Our mission is to promote stewardship by connecting students to their local community and environment. We are seeking an experienced educator to deliver existing in-school and fieldwork programs, and to work with our program director to develop and expand our programming.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lesson Planning and Facilitation: develop, refine, and deliver in-school and fieldwork programming for K-12 students, as well as special lessons and hands-on learning experiences for special events
- Partner Relations: assist with establishing and maintaining working relationship with agencies and schools in the Tahoe Truckee Region and beyond
- Waste Management: help SWEP with education, outreach & management of waste diversion program with TTUSD (staff, students, kitchen and custodians)
- Volunteer Coordination: assist with recruiting and coordinating education interns and volunteers
- Community Outreach: represent SWEP at public events such as Truckee River Day, Earth Day, Native Species Day, and other community events
- Grant Management: assist with program reporting, grant writing, and fundraising
- Other duties as assigned
Required Experience and Skills:
- 3+ years of experience working with youth and the general public in the field of environmental education and outreach
- Passion for working with K-12 students and connecting them to their local community and environment
- Background in education, environmental studies, and/or science-related field
- Effective oral and written communicator with well-developed interpersonal communication skills
- Friendly, personable, outgoing disposition
- Team member and leader
- Self-starter; ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
- Ability to produce high-quality work with accuracy and attention to detail
- Well-organized with an ability to keep track of multiple concurrent projects, occasionally shifting priorities, timelines, and deadlines
- Demonstrated ability and desire to learn quickly and independently
- Excellent computer skills and fluency with all Google applications
- Must possess own car and driver’s license
- Must pass background check
Backcountry Point Count Technician – The Institute for Bird Populations
Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California
Late April – early August (Exact dates TBD)
The field season will begin with an intensive 3 week training session in visual and acoustic bird identification skills, point count techniques, tree and plant identification, backcountry orienteering and safety, and wilderness camping skills. These skills will be honed further throughout the field season. Field technicians will acquire substantial expertise in western bird identification, general natural history, and backcountry living, while exploring one or more of the beautiful, rugged national parks in the Sierra Nevada.
Applicants should have a good knowledge of the songs and calls of western montane birds before the training period begins and will participate in biweekly online review sessions of bird songs prior to the in-person training period. A Wilderness First Aid course will be available for those without a current WFA certificate.
Working in teams of two, field technicians will hike into the backcountry for up to seven days at a time. On a typical day, they will wake up before dawn and spend the morning conducting point counts and brief vegetation surveys at each point count site.
The afternoon will then be spent breaking camp, backpacking to the beginning of the next day’s point count transect, and setting up camp once again. Work will be extremely physically demanding, sometimes involving backpacking 15 miles or more per day with a heavy pack, and requiring substantial off-trail travel.
A 3-day break will usually follow each backcountry session. Later in the season, longer backcountry trips using cached resupplies may also be possible (ranging from 10 to up to 20 days). Some computer data entry will also be required.
Schedule will vary to accommodate accessibility concerns; snowpack, runoff, weather conditions, and fire and smoke conditions may affect work schedule.
Required Skills and Experience:
We are looking for candidates with prior birding experience and familiarity with (or ability to quickly learn) the songs and calls of western montane birds. Even more important than prior birding experience, however, is a strong desire to learn more about western montane birds and natural history, and a willingness to face the rigors of fieldwork with good humor.
These rigors include (but are not limited to!) physically demanding work, long work days that may begin well before dawn, wet, cold weather, mosquitoes, occasional contact with bears, and less-than-glamorous housing with possibly no cell service.
Successful candidates must be in excellent physical condition, must have backpacking experience, and must be comfortable with off trail hiking and orienteering with map, compass, and GPS (training provided), and must be able and willing to put a substantial amount of time into studying bird songs before arriving to training.
Sierra Meadow Project Manager – Point Blue Conservation Science
Sierra Nevada/Hybrid, California
Point Blue Conservation Science is seeking a Project Manager to be the primary point of contact for partners on the WCB Sierra Meadows Partnership Block Grant. They are responsible for the administration and reporting for 30+ project subawards totaling $20 million. The position facilitates sharing of information between Point Blue and WCB, provides project updates and reports, and identifies and resolves issues. This position is also a liaison to the Sierra Meadows Partnership, providing high-level administrative support.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
- Participates in shared decision-making for the growth, sustainability, and direction of the Sierra WCB block grant program.
- Leads the development and administration of quarterly reports to the WCB. This includes tracking 30+ projects and reporting on deliverables.
- Coordinates the funding decision process and grant making process including outreach to grant applicants, coordinating review and scoring of proposals, and awarding of funds through the SMP Management Board.
- Supervises the preparation and administration of awarded grants, tracking and reporting on all phases of projects funded by the Block Grant. Coordinates activities with project partners, Point Blue finance staff, and is the liaison between subcontractors and Sierra group staff.
- Manages subcontracts with outside partners including determining work to be completed, negotiating budgets, reviewing progress reports, and resolving issues to ensure Block Grant goals are met. Resolves operational and contractual issues that may arise during the project.
- Develops and manages project budgets; completes the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing equipment, materials, and supplies; approves and directs the monitoring of expenditures.
- Manages relationships with members of the Sierra Meadows Partnership (SMP).
- Work as part of Sierra team to raise funds from multiple sources – foundations, government grants/contracts, individuals
Compensation and Benefits: $72,245-$88,000 Annually, depending on experience. Point Blue provides a comprehensive benefit package including employer paid medical and dental for staff and 75% for dependents. Other benefits include life insurance, long-term care, long- and short-term disability, flexible spending accounts, and retirement plans as well as time off benefits.
- This position operates in a hybrid environment between a home office and professional office setting. This position may also work from remote field locations with uneven terrain, limited vehicles access, limited cell phone reception, and sometimes in a solitary capacity.
- This position requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in natural resources management, environmental education, or related field; and 3 years of project management experience.
- Basic knowledge of CEQA/NEPA planning administrative requirements.
- Knowledge of restoration ecology principles and best practices.
- Knowledge of budgeting principles and best practices.
- Knowledge of project design, planning, implementation, and management principles and practices.
- Ability to work outdoors under variable weather. Requires mobility over various terrains.
- May require the ability to operate an all-terrain vehicle, motor vehicle, boat, or uncrewed aircraft and to travel to different sites and locations.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as job duties demand.
- Ability to travel within the full Sierra geography, at minimum overnight and up to one week per month.
- Possession of valid California driver’s license and favorable driving history, and proof of auto insurance. Point Blue will conduct a motor vehicle check for purposes of hiring
Bird Monitoring Technician – Point Blue Conservation Science
Point Blue Conservation Science is a growing and internationally renowned non-profit with over 160 staff and scientists based in Petaluma, California. Founded in 1965 as Point Reyes Bird Observatory, our mission and programs have evolved over time to include a broad range of conservation activity, from restoration to environmental education to innovative work in the field of regenerative agriculture. We have a proven track record of scientific excellence.
One Seasonal Technician is needed to conduct nest searching, nest monitoring, territory mapping, banding, point counts, and vegetation and habitat surveys for breeding birds in meadows of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. This position offers a unique opportunity to do field work with a clear purpose: guide the application of restoration and stewardship of mountain meadows of the Sierra Nevada.
We recognize that increasing racial, gender, cultural, and other diversity, equity, and inclusion factors at Point Blue and in our partnerships is essential for the success of our mission, vision, and strategy. We are actively engaging in a process to create lasting organizational change. We seek applicants from all backgrounds to join our teams. We strongly encourage applications from people with backgrounds that are under-represented in the conservation community.
Duration: 1 June through 11 August 2023 (Truckee; start date flexible between 1 and 15 June, depending on experience)
Location: Truckee, CA. Based out of Truckee with work primarily in Van Norden Meadow. May require occasional travel to other meadows in the northern Sierra Nevada region.
Job type: Full-time, seasonal
Compensation: This position is posted at $21.00 per hour depending on experience, with overtime pay according to California State law. Shared housing and utilities are provided at a cost of $58.22 per week. Benefits limited to 24 hours of sick pay.
Primary duties include but are not limited to: Territory mapping, nest searching, and nest monitoring for 8 passerine species; multi-species point count surveys; vegetation and habitat surveys; data entry and proofing; navigating cross-country in complex wetland habitats. Work weeks vary from 5-6 days and are typically 40-45 hours but vary from 35-50 hours.
- Experience nest searching and territory mapping for passerine species, preferably in the Western US.
- All candidates must feel confident in their ability to hike and navigate cross-country in complex wetland habitats with uneven ground and dense shrub cover.
- All candidates must be able to identify 10 bird species by sight and sound following 1 week of training. We will provide species lists, audio recordings and links to learning resources before positions begin.
- We require self-motivation, enthusiasm, good sense of direction, the ability to cope with inclement weather, willingness to spend long hours in the field observing birds and their habitat with additional time in the office, and the ability to work well independently and in a group living situation.
- Successful applicants will need a valid U.S. driver’s license, at least two years of driving experience, and will be asked to provide information to verify their good driving record with one or fewer moving violations in the last three years.
- Position may require the use of a personal vehicle. If a personal vehicle is used, you must have proof of insurance. We reimburse for mileage at the Federal IRS rate for using a personal vehicle for work.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds and hike up to 6 miles.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator – Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association
Tahoe City, California
The Marketing & Communications Coordinator supports Tahoe XC and TCCSEA by sharing mission-related information and resources with Tahoe XC community members. While this role primarily focuses on communication activities, it also supports our fundraising efforts. In the nonprofit world, marketing, and fundraising go hand in hand. This person should be a creative self-starter who pays close attention to detail, especially as it pertains to communication and word choice.
This is a 32 hours/week position, typically 9:00am to 5:00pm with flexibility. Occasional weekend and evening work will be required. Applicants should reside in the North Lake Tahoe or Truckee area. We are open to discussing a hybrid home/office model, as approximately 40% of the work can be done remotely. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and collaborates regularly with lead staff. This position manages contractors on occasion.
Salary: $25.00 – $30.00 hourly, depending on experience
To Apply: Include Resume/CV, Email all assets to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover Letter indicating how your experience has prepared you for this job
Diversity Statement, indicating how your work and/or life philosophy and practices promote diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion in sports and in the broader community
Names and contact information of 3 professional references
Director of Development – Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association
Tahoe City, California
The Director of Development is responsible for directing all major gift functions, including capital campaign implementation, donor research and cultivation, and leading annual projects. The position will develop, manage, and implement plans and strategies toward securing the financial sustainability of the organization.
The Director of Development is a key leader in motivating and coordinating staff and volunteer leaders toward the highest return fundraising efforts, including major gift donor strategy development, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The position leverages constructive and effective relationships with a wide range of people, including management, donors, volunteers, public and private sector colleagues, and partners including financial/legal advisors.
The Director of Development joins an organization with an inclusive, collaborative, professional, and dynamic culture. Tahoe XC is dedicated to the North Lake Tahoe community and to a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable future for residents and visitors.
Salary: $80,000-$90,000 DOE
To Apply: Email Resume, Cover Letter, Diversity Statement, & 3 Referrals
Tahoe XC is committed to equal employment opportunities. We make our employment decisions based on organizational needs and individual qualifications; not on race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, national origin, or physical/mental disabilities.
Environmental Technician – Land Steward/Lot Inspector – Tahoe Resource Conservation District
South Lake Tahoe, California
Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) partners with the California Tahoe Conservancy to manage Tahoe RCD and state-owned lands through the Tahoe Conservation Partnership. Under the Tahoe Conservation Partnership, Tahoe RCD hires and manages field crews and natural resource specialists to perform natural resource management activities on public lands, owned by California Tahoe Conservancy and Tahoe RCD. This 25+ year relationship of restoration and land management allows Tahoe RCD and the Tahoe Conservancy to collaborate and manage approximately 4,700 parcels, totaling nearly 6,500 acres on the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin. This tremendous responsibility includes forest habitat enhancement and hazardous fuel reduction, resource protection and restoration, streambank stabilization, property inspection and maintenance, and aquatic invasive species management.
Tahoe RCD follows local and state guidelines and protocols regarding Covid-19. Daily operations and scheduling may be affected.
This position requires working in various adverse conditions, including wildfire smoke, snow, rain, and extreme heat. Length of field season may be modified due to inclement weather, adverse field conditions and/or workload demands and funding constraints.
The primary duties of this position include inspection of Conservancy properties and stewardship of the Conservancy’s Upper Truckee Marsh (UTM) and Trout Creek Meadow, and Tahoe RCD’s Johnson Meadow.
Stewardship Duties– The primary responsibilities of the land steward are to promote awareness and stewardship of the UTM, Trout Creek Meadow, and Johnson Meadow and the issues related to Tahoe RCD’s and the Conservancy’s property management efforts. Other duties include educating the public on rules and local ordinances associated with the UTM and assisting with the implementation of interpretive and educational programs. This position will also assist with the UTM Restoration Project by conducting monitoring, public outreach, and data management.
Inspection Duties – The selected candidate will assist with routine maintenance and inspection of the Conservancy’s 4,700 parcels on the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin. This includes project identification, resource evaluation, litter and trash abatement, trespass/encroachment verification and resolution, and interaction with landowners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Educate marsh visitors on appropriate use of the property and importance of wildlife protection
- Coordinate with law enforcement as needed to address various UTM user issues
- Ensure property protection and identify management issues
- Identify, monitor, and treat invasive species populations
- Monitor usage patterns and onsite natural resources
- Assist with outreach events
- Monitor and protect Tahoe Yellow Cress populations
- Conduct restoration monitoring tasks, including basic data collections, photo documentation, and field inspection
- Support the UTM Project construction, including compliance monitoring and public outreach
- Perform administrative and office support activities, including data entry and spreadsheet management, document scanning, file organization, and weekly report preparation.
- Litter removal
- Evaluate resources on-site including identification of erosion control issues, invasive species, hazardous trees, project monitoring, and general management concerns
- Use GPS enabled tablet devices to document property inspections
- Input and manage field data through Conservancy’s Property Data Management System
- Identify property lines
- Identify and plan maintenance and restoration projects
- Conduct litter abatement
- Communicate with Conservancy neighbors to resolve encroachments and other resource issues
- Attend routine check-in meetings in an office setting
Tahoe Basin Youth Conservation Team Crew Member – Great Basin Institute
South Lake Tahoe, California
The Great Basin Institute (GBI), in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), is recruiting (6) crew member to serve as part of the Tahoe Basin Generation Green program. The job is physically arduous, with work being done outdoors every day. Crews may be assigned to a variety of projects throughout the season. Project Activities may include historic site maintenance, trail restoration, noxious weed removal, recreation site maintenance, and engaging with the public. There will be two backpacking trips. While on tour, you will camp at the project site, sharing in campsite responsibilities, cooking meals with fellow crew members, and participating in group discussions and learning activities. This shared responsibility and crew bonding is an important part of crew member development strategy and has contributed not only to the success of the program, but also to the formation of friendships and a passion for conservation that lasts long after members finish their service.
Crew members will be responsible for self-transport to and from their assigned base station, but once there, Crew Leaders will provide transportation to project sites in program vehicles. Worksites are often in remote places that do not have running water or toilet facilities. Members may be engaged in some or all of the following duties:
- Utilize hand tools or other necessary equipment to perform trail construction and maintenance on identified project sites;
- Utilize handsaws and loppers to perform hazardous fuels reduction & habitat restoration.
- Perform tasks associated with Exotic & invasive species removal, native plantings, and riparian restoration
- Using hand tools to perform tasks associated with illegal road decommissioning, fence/barrier construction or decommissioning
- Adhere to all AmeriCorps, GBI, and agency sponsor policies while on project sites or at camp locations
- Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
- Communicating effectively with crew members, GBI staff and agency project staff.
- Complying with both production and quality standards established by GBI administration, crew supervisors and project partners.
- Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment.
- Show respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members.
- Participating in in-field education sessions.
- 8-week appointment [starting June 26th, 2023]
- Full time, 40 hr/week: Monday-Friday 8 am – 430 pm (some weekends may be required)
Healthy Rivers and Streams Project Associate, Northern California – The Nature Conservancy
Want to help save California’s rivers and salmon? The Nature Conservancy is seeking a Project Associate to support water policy initiatives and lead implementation of river restoration projects on coastal rivers in Northern California.
The Project Associate will provide high-level project management and support working closely with Water Program staff and will report to the Healthy Rivers Project Director. The Project Associate will support development and implementation of streamflow and salmon habitat restoration projects. They will lead outreach and communications efforts related to our California Environmental Water Network. The Project Associate will conduct issue research and efforts to advance policy reforms and legislation and support grant writing and administration of reporting requirements.
The Project Associate manages projects independently, as well as tracks the progress of projects led by others. They will excel at project management, and organization, with strong written and verbal communication skills. They will manage specific projects, conduct research, synthesize, and organize material accordingly. They will administer contracts, manage an internet-based file sharing system and program calendars. The Project Associate aides with the scheduling and facilitation of meetings, budgeting processes, and other strategic program activities. The Project Associate will take the initiative to solve problems as they arise, seeking input and equitable solutions from their supervisor and team.
What You’ll Bring:
- Minimum of BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Experience managing and tracking multiple projects simultaneously.
- Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
- Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
- Knowledge of conservation science, riverine ecosystems, fisheries restoration, land management conservation practices
- Experience working with local landowners, agencies, and conservation groups to develop and implement restoration plans.
- Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences.
- Experience with contract management and review.
- Experience writing and reporting on private and/or public grants.
- Experience building and managing relationships with diverse partner organizations/entities.
- Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.