Stewardship Specialist: California (Sierra Institute for Community and Environment)

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment
Taylorsville, CA
Job Category
Full time Positions
$46,000 - $57,000
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Last Date to Apply
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) is looking for a Stewardship Specialist to support the Sierra Institute’s wilderness trails crew through: conducting operational and logistical activities – before, during, and after the field season; providing crew training; and engaging in other field crew support needs as identified. This position will also be responsible for overseeing forest restoration contracts (e.g., hand-thinning) by conducting project inspections, providing guidance to contractors, and monitoring project progress. Additional opportunities for this position to contribute to Sierra Institute's restoration initiatives may be available in alignment in the individual’s skills and interest (e.g., field surveys, ArcGIS, technical report writing, etc.). This is an exciting opportunity to support innovative stewardship in some of our wildest places! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.
- 1-3 years experience leading and coordinating field crew such as trails and fuels management - ability and willingness to mentor staff and manage crew dynamics - ability to create a culture of safety, feedback, and continuous improvement within crews - ability to live and work in wilderness backcountry setings - Experience with hand and power tool use and maintenance (chainsaws, crosscut saws, brush cutters, loppers, axes, mc leods, and other hand tools) - Ability to lead and/or coordinate training (safety, tool use/maintenance, field skills, leadership/crew dynamics, working in the backcountry, Leave No Trace) - Ability or willingness to learn how to oversee contracted restoration work and support project advancement - Ability to manage tool and gear maintenance, organization and procurement - Proficiency in mapping/navigation and satellite communication systems - Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with federal, state, contractors, and other partners - Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) - Basic understanding of land management policies, and natural resource issues such as climate change, wildfire, forestry, wilderness stewardship, recreation impact/conflict, and ecological restoration - Interest in reimagining and developing the ecosystem restoration workforce of the future - A willingness to work and live in a rural, mountainous area that receives snow and ice in winter - Team-oriented and self-motivated - An ability to bring critical thinking skills, creativity, and laughter to the workplace - A personal vehicle for transportation outside of work
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