Watershed Restoration Specialist w/ MidCoast Watershed Council (Newport, OR)Read Now
The MidCoast Watersheds Council (Council) is a non-profit group that has been working for 25 years with interested landowners on projects to improve riparian, stream, estuary, and water quality conditions and remove migration barriers to improve survival of salmon, steelhead, cutthroat trout and lamprey. It has also worked to increase understanding about issues facing our watersheds, and has done policy work to try to address issues at a more systemic level. The Council is governed by a diverse Board of Directors, seeks consensus on issues, and builds partnerships to get things done in a non-regulatory, cooperative manner. We work closely with partners such as ODFW, USFS, USFWS, Lincoln SWCD, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, The Wetlands Conservancy, Audubon Society, and Lincoln, Lane and Benton Counties. The Council receives operational support funds from Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and also seeks out and receives funds from OWEB, federal and non-governmental organizations to accomplish project work.
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
The Watershed Restoration Specialist (Specialist) will provide support to the Watershed Council Coordinator (Coordinator) to increase the quantity of high quality projects that can be accomplished. The ideal candidate is experienced in landowner communication and restoration work, is a good writer, and will be able to assist the Coordinator in all aspects of project development, grant writing, project management, and communications as well as accomplishing policy and administrative tasks. Work is expected to begin before the end of August.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position requires a highly motivated self-starter with demonstrated ability to work as a part of a productive and talented team. This position has great flexibility to increase responsibilities, roles and salary in all aspects of work the MCWC accomplishes. This position will work both in the office and a field setting. More specifically, the following are examples of the types of duties and responsibilities that the Specialist may be asked to undertake under the guidance of the Coordinator:
WATERSHED PROJECT MONITORING, DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT (estimated 60% of time)
OUTREACH (estimated 30% of time)
ADMINISTRATIVE (estimated 10% of time)
The Specialist works under the guidance and direction of the Coordinator and seeks input from the same.
Technical assistance is provided as well by the Council’s Technical Team (composed of partner groups). Payroll requirements and fiscal aspects of grant management are under the guidance of the Council’s fiscal specialist.
SALARY and BENEFITS
Initial salary for this full time position, depending on experience is $21-23/hour. Good potential to increase Specialist salary in subsequent years through writing successful project grants. In addition to paid legal holidays, workers compensation, and unemployment insurance, the Council will provide, after 6 months, annual leave, health insurance fund and personal/sick leave.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send the following documents as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with Watershed Restoration Specialist Position in the subject line. Applications must be received before NOON on August 5th, 2020.
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