Reforestation Project Coordinator: California

Feather River Resource Conservation District
Quincy, CA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$27.00- $33.00/ hour
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
This position will require the coordination of all aspects of District projects to improve wildfire resiliency, forest and watershed health, including vegetation and habitat management. Primary focus on fire restoration related projects. The position is full-time at 40 hours per week. It is grant dependent, currently funded through 2023 with the intent to secure ongoing funding. The CPC will report to the District Manager and will work with other staff as needed to ensure the successful implementation of projects. The CPC will work closely with a broad array of partner organizations, government agency staff, and public and private landowners. It is expected a Conservation Project Assistant and/or field technician(s) will be hired to assist the CPC with program activities.
APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS Successful applicants will “wear many hats” at the RCD. They will have experience developing, planning, implementing and monitoring environmental conservation and restoration projects. They will work across many disciplines and therefore must have technical, administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills. Minimum qualifications • Knowledge of forestry, vegetation management, wildfire behavior, watershed stewardship and conservation, resource management, basic hydrology, basic soil science, native plant and animal communities, and/or restoration ecology • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work with a variety of people with diverse interests and temperaments • Strong computer skills, including Word and Excel • Highly organized and motivated self-starter with the ability to prioritize • Physically able to work in the field (climbing in and out of streams, lifting, carrying supplies and equipment, planting, etcetera) during all seasons • Creativity, sense of humor, “can do” spirit, collegiality, flexibility, strong desire to learn • Valid California driver’s license, clean driving record, and current auto insurance • Master’s degree or equivalent experience (three or more years professional experience) with focus on environmental studies, natural sciences, resource management, watershed science, conservation planning, or related field Desired qualifications • Masters degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or related field • Experience in contract management • Experience with project development and grant writing • Proficiency with ArcGIS and GPS • Familiarity with local threatened and endangered species, including habitat needs and legal protections • Familiarity with local, state, and federal permits required for restoration projects • Experience working with fire safe councils, watershed groups or other conservation groups • Familiarity with production forestry
Contact Person
Michael Hall
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