Development Specialist- Bear Yuba Land Trust

Grass Valley, CA

BYLT is a seeking Development Specialist who is excited to join our dynamic organization at a pivotal moment of growth. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who will help to define and manage all aspects of BYLT’s development strategy including major gifts, planned giving, annual giving and appeal campaigns, government and foundation support, corporate giving and sponsorships, and fundraising events. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to info@bylt.org. Application reviews begin on April 20, 2021.

Executive Director – Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz, CA

Geographer/Geologist

Remote/Travel-based

Geolution is a small Minority-Women and Veteran-Owned environmental consulting firm based out of Granite Bay, California. We are seeking dynamic, entry level geologists, geographers, and enviroenmental scientists to join our team.

 

Improving our communities and the environment is at the heart of Geolution’s mission. We can only achieve our goals by supporting our teammates to develop solutions that exceed our clients’  expectations.

 

Responsibilities

  • In your role as an entry-level Geologist/Geographer your focus will be on geological and geospatial projects that include environmental sampling, environmental drilling oversight, geographic data collection, management, inventory, presentation, and technical report
  • Experience with sampling including soil, water, and air (preferred).
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, be self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic. (required)
  • Practical field experience conducting operation and maintenance of mechanical systems including simple troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical
  • This position does require traveling to various project locations (75% of work will include travel). The schedule is not your typical 9-5 job, as some days we may work 18-24hr shifts. The role requires the ability to perform extensive fieldwork and travel for extensive periods of time, including overnights, weekends, and holidays; and a strong willingness to work outdoors with interest in building a career in the environmental consulting
  • This job is not for the faint of heart as we do sometimes travel by boat, ATV, Truck, or by helicopter to remote
  • The biggest perk is the experience and of course having a few weeks off in a row to catch your breath!

 

Position Qualifications & Requirements:

  • 0-4 years of relevant experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Geospatial Sciences, Geology, or related environmental field. Desired, not
  • Written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with clients and project team members
  • Build strong professional relationships and provide additional support to geologists, geophysicists, and engineers who are part of our diverse private and public sector client
  • Initiative and motivation with an emphasis on completing project deliverables on schedule
  • Reliable, team-oriented work habits
  • Ability to travel to client project locations
  • A clean driving record
  • Ability to work independently is a must!
  • Strong interpersonal skills also a must!
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word software
  • GIS (ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, Google, CAD) 1 year of continued use preferred)

 

Location

This position will be based out of office, anywhere in the US, including Alaska. Could potentially include travel abroad. Housing will be provided while traveling in hotels, or on location in remote regions where we must pack it in and out.

 

This job is for you if:

  • Read everything above and continued reading with tremendous interest!
  • You desire career-growth opportunities and are interested in playing an integral role in a growing team and company
  • You want to be part of a dynamic company that treats team members like family…but better 😉
  • You value working with others to achieve goals that make a difference to our clients and our communities
  • You assume ownership of your work and take pride in producing high-quality deliverables
  • We would love to have someone on our team who appreciates and values the environment!

 

At Geolution, you will find that our company culture that is dedicated to excellence, nurtures collaboration and growth, and still finds plenty of time to explore – often outdoors!

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred, but not required) Salary:
  • Range from $70,000 – $100,000
  • Based on experience
  • Hires may be classified as 1099 during initial 90-day probation

 

Travel:

  • 75% (Required) To Apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, and anything else we need to know about you to roza@geolution.org

 

Link to job posting here.

Restoration/Land Management/Forestry Crew Leads

South Lake Tahoe

Restoration/Land Management/Forestry Crew Members

South Lake Tahoe

Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspector – Tahoe RCD

South Lake Tahoe

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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