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Conservation Planner – Trinity County Resource Conservation District
The Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) is accepting applications for the position of Conservation Planner. The Conservation Planner works under the direct supervision of the Watershed Program Manager. This is a full-time position with flexible scheduling, paid leave, and medical benefits. District employees are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
The Conservation Planner will work with the Natural Resource Conservation Service staff out of the Weaverville Office to develop conservation plans for Trinity County residents for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). This position offers a variety of projects which can include, but are not limited to, natural resources environmental planning and analysis; coordination with natural resource partners such as local, state, federal, tribal, and non-profit agencies on conservation, habitat enhancement, and forest health planning and implementation projects; organizing and implementing community meetings; outreach as it relates to forest and watershed health. The Conservation Planner will also be responsible for documenting landowner implementation of existing EQIP and CSP projects. This position requires a minimum of 6 months of training and the District requests a minimum of a 2-year commitment.
- Experience in tracking projects, meeting project deadlines, reporting, and managing project budgets.
- Knowledge of natural resource management, watershed, and environmental issues.
- Knowledge of environmental planning processes on both state and federal levels.
- Ability to communicate with people from all backgrounds.
- Experience working with private landowners.
- Ability to translate complex scientific data into easily understandable information for public use.
- Excellent office computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills, including public speaking.
- Knowledge and experience working in an office setting.
- Knowledge of grant management and writing.
- Three years or more of combined education and professional experience in natural resources-related projects. And/or a Bachelor or AA in environmental sciences or related natural resources field, such as forestry, fire management, landscape management, watershed sciences, ecology, biology, botany, environmental sciences, etc.
Please address your level of experience in all eleven of these areas in an addendum to your resume. If you have little or no experience in any of these areas, please indicate that as well.
The ideal candidate will be self-directed and detail-oriented, knowledgeable in watershed restoration and forest health best management practices. Excellent communication skills are imperative. The ideal candidate will also have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and possess strong writing, communication, and budgeting skills. A four-year college degree is highly recommended, although exceptional work experience will be considered as a substitute.
Highly qualified candidates will have any combination of education and experience that would provide the following:
- Knowledge of conservation districts, nonprofit, and/or grant-based agencies.
- Experience with ongoing fuel reduction, forestry, and fire management work in Trinity County.
- Experience working in geographic information systems such as ArcMap, ArcPro, or Google Earth.