The Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC), a program of the Great Basin Institute, provides direct conservation services to public land management agencies throughout Nevada. Founded in 1999, the Corps deploys technically proficient restoration teams to enhance species habitat, mitigate fire threats, reduce the spread of invasive species, and restore and re-designate recreational trails. In doing so, NCC provides valuable training and workforce development opportunities for Corps members who seek careers in natural resource management. The NCC is funded by AmeriCorps, a national service program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The Director of Operations (DO) is a key leadership position that supports approximately 25, 5-person AmeriCorps restoration teams across the state. The DO oversees the logistical and administrative functions of the Corps’ field operations, providing direct oversight of crew coordinators, crew leaders, and team members. The DO collaborates with agency partners to develop conservation projects, assessing project needs and establishing performance targets. The DO strives to improve crew safety while maintaining Quality Assurance for all programmatic elements. The DO offers leadership direction for professional development activities.
Essential functions and duties will include:
Oversee logistical planning for crew projects including project scheduling; Communicate regularly with agency partners to ensure Quality assurance & agency satisfaction; Monitor project agreement funding balances to ensure funds availability; Coordinate monthly meetings and trainings with crew leaders and support their HR efforts; Facilitates project site visits and in field training with crews; Assist in operations and maintenance of field station, equipment, and vehicles; Support NCC weekly staging operations; Assist project partners in developing new projects and drafting budgets and agreements; Coordinate with other staff to develop and disseminate standards for evaluations, and conduct crew lead evaluations; Other duties as assigned
Reports To: Nevada Conservation Corps Program Director
Start date based on availability
Position available until filled.
Yearly renewable contracts are available.
Based at GBI offices in Reno, NV. The “Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno has an estimated population of just over 230,000; the greater Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of just over 435,000. The city sits in a high desert at ca. 4,500 feet in elevation, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains along the Truckee River, as it flows from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Weather is mild, but with a distinct four seasons. Reno offers easy access to world-class outdoor recreation, with a 3- to 5-hour drive to Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, the Pacific Ocean, and California redwood forests. Closer to home, Nevada boasts more natural hot springs than any other state in the country, over 150 named mountain ranges, and 30 mountain peaks over 11,000 feet. In Reno, recreation and entertainment includes eight major ski resorts within 2 hours of the Reno-Tahoe airport; fishing and boating on Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River, and Pyramid Lake; minor league baseball with the Reno Aces (the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks); cultural festivals throughout the summer along the banks of the Truckee River; and a small but growing collection of craft microbreweries and micro-distilleries. For more, visit http://www.movoto.com/reno-nv/moving-to-reno/
Compensation and Benefits:
•Rate of Pay: $40,000-$46,000 DOE
•Eligible for 401K and paid health and dental benefits after 90-day probationary period.
Education, Experience and Skill preferences:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Natural resources Management, Conservation Leadership, Environmental or other Education, or three years of related work equivalency;
•Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
•Experience with grant writing and administration;
•Experience with project management;
•Familiarity with Nevada environmental community-based agencies, services and resources; Previous leadership and supervision experience;
•Experience in AmeriCorps or volunteer management and leadership development;
•Comfortable living and working in the field;
•Strong initiative, hard work ethic, and desire to advance NCC crew program;
•Proficiency with ArcGIS, Microsoft Word, and Excel;
•A valid driver’s license;
•Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays.