Senior Habitat Restoration Specialist

Thurston Conservation District
Tumwater, WA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$56,000 - $75,000, DOQ
Last Date to Apply
This position supports community members with technical assistance to promote water quality protection, fish and wildlife habitat enhancement, and natural resources stewardship. The Senior Habitat Restoration Specialist will work collaboratively as a TCD Technical Team member to bring TCD services to local residents. The primary functions include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Develop, implement, manage, and oversee habitat restoration, enhancement, and protection projects throughout Thurston County to benefit stream ecology, wetlands, and upland ecosystems, and to improve conditions for fish, wildlife, pollinators, and native plant communities. 2. As a part of project management, oversee field implementation of restoration projects including on-site construction; works with contractors, consultants, and crews in diverse settings to ensure successful restoration project installation. 3. Coordinate deadlines, deliverables, and quality of work on multiple projects simultaneously. 4. Reliably and effectively communicate project progress, challenges, and successes; responsible for proper documentation of project materials, permits, and reports (including expenses and budget management). 5. Identify new project opportunities. 6. Provide direct technical assistance and conduct site visits with members of the community, troubleshoots issues, and provide written and physical resources. 7. Align technical assistance with the conservation and restoration priorities of the District, while identifying areas of overlap between district priorities, land use, community member goals, and regulations associated with critical areas, ESA, water quality etc. 8. Work with Education staff to participate in/present during habitat workshops and tours that address a wide variety of audiences. 9. Develop grant applications and present proposals for projects; lead contracting, scope of work development, sequencing, and implementation of grant awards. 10. Represent the district at community meetings, technical workshops, and engages with community stakeholders. 11. Function as a member of a team and work effectively in a collaborative framework, sometimes leading and sometimes supporting projects. See our website for the full position description and application instructions:
Bachelor’s Degree in Natural/Environmental Science, Agriculture, Agronomy, or any related field with related experience in natural resources management OR an associate degree in Natural Resource Management or a related field plus 3 years of professional level experience (4-5 preferred) OR Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Ability to work in the field for long periods of time under all weather conditions (inclement weather, uneven terrain, etc.) throughout the year. Required Licenses/Certifications - Driver’s License Desired Certifications/Licenses - Herbicide License - Riparian Planning Training/Certification - Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (CESCL)
Contact Person
Karin Strelioff
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