We’re hiring! Join our fun team and really make a difference in the watershed. We’re seeking a full time Restoration Project Manager to oversee the amazing work we do in the basin. Have you always wanted to help dig big holes for fish in the river? Want to cover natural areas with native plants? If you’ve always wanted a job that allows for out of office experiences on the Sandy River, check out our job description below.
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Position: Restoration Project Manger
Hours: Full Time
Compensation: $37,440 – $45,760 annually, depending on experience;
With paid time off, health stipend, and retirement benefit after waiting period
Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2018
Reports to: Executive Director
The Sandy River Watershed Council seeks an experienced, highly organized project manager to lead implementation of habitat restoration projects in the Sandy River basin. The Restoration Project Manager manages a range of restoration activities, including planning, implementation, contractor oversight, monitoring and reporting. The Restoration Project Manager implements components of a comprehensive conservation management strategy, putting science-based strategies into action in a collaborative effort to improve habitat and recover threatened wild salmon a high profile, iconic natural setting.
This position requires a versatile, flexible team player ready to work with Sandy River Watershed Council partners, staff, Council members, public agencies, Tribes, businesses and the public. Typical projects include travel throughout the watershed with occasional after hours or weekend work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinating among project partners, contractors, residents, and management agencies to ensure project tasks are completed on schedule and according to plan;
- Coordinate with partners to identify potential projects, secure baseline data, develop project goals, develop restoration alternatives and project scopes, timelines and budgets;
- Develop and manage contracts, including scopes of work, bid packages, permitting, and request for proposals; oversee acquiring and staging material, project and contract implementation. Ensure compliance with the contract terms, organization policies and procedures, applicable laws and rules, permit requirements andspecified monitoring protocols;
- Project monitoring, documentation and grant reporting;
- Interacting with the public; and
- Assist in building a racially, culturally and gender diverse and inclusive organization and programs.
- Bachelors degree (preferred – can substitute experience) and three years related experience in water resources management, natural resources, ecological science, conservation, habitat restoration, engineering, construction management or related field;
- Three years minimum professional experience including project coordination and management;
- Working understanding of salmonid habitat restoration, endangered species recovery, and riparian ecology;
- The ability to patiently and effectively find solutions to contingencies in collaborative, complex projects;
- Exceptional organizational, coordination and verbal and written communication skills including use of electronic media;
- Cultural competency experience and skills, and a demonstrated ability to listen to and work with diverse rural and urban communities and volunteers of all ages, races and backgrounds; and
- Creativity and a commitment to fun in work
- Ability to analyze complex information and data and familiarity with GIS and database tools.
- Ability to build and maintain existing relationships with federal, state and local government agencies, consultants, contractors, restoration practitioners, landowners, and others involved in the Sandy River to enhance regional collaboration and advance regional habitat protection.
Desired KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Familiarity with laws, procedures, regulations, and permitting associated with habitat restoration in Oregon.
- Knowledge of current theory, practices, principles and technological developments of ecosystem management, habitat restoration, urban green infrastructure, biology, water quality and ecosystem monitoring, particularly for threatened and endangered fish.
- Ability to work in an informal team environment, and independently.
- Understanding of the purpose, mission and roles of watershed councils.
- Familiarity with the Sandy River basin, and the Oregon Conservation Plan.
- Ability to develop, plan, and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously in various stages of project development and maintain overlapping schedules;
The Sandy River Watershed Council (SRWC) is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to restore and protect the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the Sandy River basin. We engage landowners, volunteers, community members, and agencies in collaborative efforts to enhance the health and vitality of the Sandy and its tributaries through on the ground projects, education and stewardship. Wild salmon and steelhead in the Sandy have been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act since 1999, but represent populations and habitat that are anchors for recovery of Lower Columbia salmon. The potential for salmon restoration in the Sandy took a major leap with the removal of the Marmot Dam in 2007. The Restoration Project Manager’s work will contribute to a science-based, basin-wide restoration plan underway by the SRBWC and other members of the Sandy River Basin Partners coalition.
Send a cover letter, resume’, and a brief writing sample to:
(electronic submission strongly preferred)
Attn: Steve Wise, Executive Director
Sandy River Watershed Council
26000 SE Stark, GE building
Gresham, OR 97030
For questions, please call 503-622-9134.
The Sandy River Watershed Council actively promotes diversity and inclusion in our employment, programs, partnerships, and organizational culture. SRWC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age disability, veteran status, marital status or other protected class.