Job Title: Wallowa Canyonlands Partnership Field Coordinator
Date: Apply by 2/21/2021
Reports To: Wallowa Canyonlands Partnership Program Manager
Category: Permanent, Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Compensation: $20/hour + Competitive Benefits
Wallowa Resources (WR) is a community-based 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, established in 1996 with leadership from Wallowa County Commissioners. Since then, WR has worked to bring people together to empower rural communities to create strong economies and healthy landscapes through land stewardship, education, and job creation. We strive to balance rural economic well-being with the stewardship and conservation of its resources, preserving each rural area’s heritage of making a living from the land. Wallowa Resources is nationally recognized for its leadership and on-the-ground results in land stewardship, watershed restoration and education.
With public and private partners, the Wallowa Canyonlands Partnership (WCP) monitors and manages weed infestations in the rugged, remote and steep Canyonlands of the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River Watersheds. Each year, the WCP implements thousands of acres of noxious weed treatments and inventories, the release and monitoring of biological control agents, and community outreach about noxious weed management. The WCP is also active in contributing to and facilitating discussion and planning around rangeland health in various forums including the Annual Invasive Grass Working Group and the Wallowa County Weed Board. The WCP Field Coordinator will assist in accomplishing WCP program goals and the mission of WR. The WCP Field Coordinator will report directly to the WCP Program Manager.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Field Duties: Coordinate with stakeholders to complete WCP projects as well as assisting other agencies with projects that support our program goals and mission. Key stakeholders include local landowners, contractors and county, state and federal agencies. Coordinating field work will include project planning, implementing weed control activities, monitoring long term restoration projects, maintaining field equipment, maintaining chemical inventory, and working with contractors to ensure successful projects and satisfactory job completion. Field work will often occur in rugged and very remote terrain on foot, ATV, river raft, or helicopter.
• Office Duties: Particularly in the winter months, assist with efforts within the WCP team to secure funding to implement the mission of the WCP. Offer input toward the development of program goals, budgets, and work plans. Write and/or review grant proposals and reports and help ensure that deliverables are being met for all current projects. Other office duties may include map development, database management, attending meetings, developing outreach plans and materials, and presenting results.
• Field Leadership: While this is not a supervisory position, the incumbent should possess strong leadership abilities and plan to act in a lead role when implementing WCP projects with partners, landowners, and/or volunteers. This position will require an individual to be comfortable working in a variety of field conditions, often independently.
• Program Monitoring and Assessment: Use protocols to conduct monitoring activities and assist in analyzing results. Work with WCP Staff to manage, maintain, and refine the program monitoring databases and protocols.
• Support other Wallowa Resources Programs: Wallowa Resources has many other programs committed to land stewardship, education, and rural vitality. The WCP Field Coordinator may assist with projects for other programs as needs and resources dictate.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Environment and Physical Requirements: The WCP Field Coordinator works both in the office environment as well as the field, which includes the rugged Canyonlands of Wallowa County. The WCP position frequently visits field locations including parks, forests, farms, ranches and other rugged and remote outdoor locations. The outdoor locations are subject to a variety of extreme weather conditions including heat, rain, snow, wind, and dust. The WCP Field Coordinator uses a wide variety of equipment, vehicles and trailers, and works regularly with herbicides and other chemicals. The position frequently requires daily and overnight travel by car. The WCP Field Coordinator interacts constantly with staff, government agencies, private landowners, and community partners. The position sits, stands, walks, bends, hikes, lifts, stoops and moves intermittently during working hours. The incumbent must be able to lift, push, pull and move field and spray equipment in excess of 50 pounds.
Hours: Typical Wallowa Resources office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The WCP Field Coordinator will typically work 40 hours per week. The WCP Field Coordinator also travels extensively and may be required to work extended hours. This includes evenings, weekends and holidays.
Other Duties and Responsibilities: This job description is a summary of the essential duties and responsibilities for this job, and it does not necessarily represent an all-inclusive list of duties, responsibilities, tasks or procedures. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instruction or assignments. Nothing in this description restricts WR’s right to assign or reassign duties at any time.
Accommodation Statement: Essential job duties and responsibilities are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform the job successfully, an incumbent or applicant must possess the experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform each essential duty and responsibility proficiently. If you require an accommodation in order to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job, please contact the WR Executive Director.
Email a resume, three references, and a letter of interest to email@example.com by February 21, 2021.
Wallowa Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The following are desired to successfully perform the Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities.
• A bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources or a related field OR three years of experience working in rural communities and engaged in natural resources stewardship, farming, ranching or other agricultural activity is preferred.
• Demonstrated familiarity with equipment operation, rangeland plant species identification, herbicide application, and/or natural resource management, planning, and coordination.
• Experience living and/or working in remote places and the ability to creatively troubleshoot in places where outside communication may be limited.
• A valid Oregon Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record according to WR’s auto liability policy requirements.
• Good communication skills and a strong work ethic.
• Working knowledge of handheld GPS, Arc Map, and Arc Collector preferred.
• Working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
• Maintain appropriate licenses through the Oregon Department of Agriculture and other licensing agencies. Training will be provided to obtain a pesticide applicator’s license.
• Must pass pre-employment background check.
• Must consistently demonstrate teamwork and positive day-to-day work relationships and interactions with staff, board members, members of the public, and community stakeholders.
• Must be able to lift, push, pull, carry, and move field and spray equipment in excess of 50 lbs.