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New Job Announcements From the Sierra Nevada Alliance

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a hub for the stewardship of the Sierra Nevada, which they achieve by empowering and collaborating with their partners. The following are recently posted job announcements from their network. If you would like to post a job to the Sierra Nevada Alliance, please e-mail them at info@sierranevadaalliance.org.

Education & Outreach Coordinator – South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)

Nevada City, CA

Position Summary: The Education & Outreach Coordinator will provide a central role in recruiting and coordinating volunteers from the community to serve in a variety of programs and will also act as a point person for SYRCL conducting education and outreach for our projects. The Education & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the oversight, management, and production of a successful River Ambassador Program involving approximately 50 volunteers over the summer. This includes hiring, training, and supervising three part-time River Captain employees and the River Ambassador volunteers. In addition, they will assist with the Yuba River Cleanup in September.

The Education & Outreach Coordinator will develop outreach and training materials, coordinate volunteer training, write e-news articles, and provide support at all Community Engagement events.

NOTE: The Education & Outreach Coordinator must be available to work weekends, May through September. The weekly work schedule will be Thursday through Monday.

For more information please see the position description.

Restoration Grants Manager – CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

West Sacramento, CA

Position Summary: If you value conservation and restoration, and appreciate a welcoming and collaborative work environment, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Watershed Restoration Grants Branch currently has a rare opening for a Senior Environmental Scientist Specialist. We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our statewide team, which administers CDFW’s restoration grant programs.

The Watershed Restoration Grants Branch is home to CDFW’s Proposition 1 and 68, Greenhouse Gas Reduction, and Fisheries Restoration Grant Programs, as well as CDFW’s Cutting the Green Tape Initiative. We promote restoration of California’s unique ecosystems by funding and managing restoration grants and by developing regulatory strategies to increase the pace and scale of restoration.

For questions please contact Randi Adair at 916-764-0526 or randi.adair@wildlife.ca.gov.

For more information please see the position description.

Native and Threatened Trout Statewide Coordinator – CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

West Sacramento, CA (remote)

Position Summary: Fisheries Branch’s Heritage and Wild Trout Program is seeking a motivated individual to initiate and implement activities related to the conservation and recovery of California’s native and threatened trout populations. As Statewide Coordinator for the Heritage and Wild Trout Program, the successful candidate will provide coordination and assistance within the Department and with other agencies on native and threatened trout issues.

For questions please contact Farhat Bajjaliya at 916-215-5330 or farhat.bajjaliya@wildlife.ca.gov.

For more information please see the position description.

Archaeology Crew Lead – The Great Basin Institute

Various locations throughout California

Position Summary: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the USFS, is recruiting Archaeology Crew Leads to complete Section 106 cultural resource surveys, site recording and monitoring for various projects within the Sierra Nevada mountain range (USFS Region-5 locations).

This work provides professional development and leadership opportunities in cultural resource management including increased exposure and responsibility enacting USFS processes, procedures, and compliance measures; assisting in reporting and data entry/quality assurance and control; and increased technical experience. Expanded opportunities and exposure to additional disciplines (e.g., forestry, wildlife, hydrology, etc.) and projects may exist.

These positions will serve USFS vegetation management and fuels reduction efforts, supporting initiatives for healthy, productive, and resilient forest landscapes and resources. Archaeology Crew Leads will perform a variety of activities to support all stages of project work. Leads will be responsible for crew safety and oversight, provide or assist in training, and communicate with agency and GBI staff as needed.

Crew size will range between 2-6 people.

For more information please see the position description.

Biological Technician (Wildlife) – Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

Mineral, CA

Position Summary: The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute), in cooperation with Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO), is hiring one Biological Technician (Wildlife) to work with and assist the LAVO Wildlife Biologist in all tasks associated with wildlife inventory and monitoring in the park.

The work will include specific tasks such as conducting surveys for California Spotted Owl, Northern Goshawk, and American pika, installing and maintaining remote cameras for wildlife monitoring, and assisting with operation of the parks Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) bird banding station. This position may also assist with small mammal trapping on occasion.

Other duties may include bear hazing and public education and assisting other programs within the Resource Management Division as needed. The applicant should be capable of hiking up to six miles daily while carrying a pack weighing up to forty pounds. The position is a field position and will get to visit a large area of the park and includes work in some of the most sensitive and beautiful areas. This position may also participate in similar activities to advance other collaborative restoration projects in Plumas and Lassen Counties.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the wildlife species that inhabit the park and surrounding areas while honing wildlife identification skills through hands assessment and capturing of birds and small mammals. There will be opportunities to join other resource management crews and gain experience in numerous other tasks. This position is part of an exciting partnership between Sierra Institute for Community and Environment and Lassen Volcanic NP to complete a variety of important Wildlife monitoring activities.

For more information please see the position description.

Restoration Projects Coordinator – Sierra Nevada Conservancy

Auburn, CA (remote work available)

Position Summary: The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is seeking a highly motivated individual who has strong project management and critical thinking skills, preferably with natural resource experience, to join the Department’s Field Operations & Grants Division. The reporting location for the Conservancy Project Development Analyst II (CPDA II) position is at the SNC Headquarters Office located in Auburn, CA.

Under direction of the Grants & Reimbursements Manager (Staff Services Manager I), the Restoration Projects Coordinator (Coordinator) leads the Sierra Nevada Conservancy’s (SNC or Department) established partnership effort, through which SNC partners with federal, state, and private agencies and organizations to focus funding on the Sierra Nevada Region and implement natural resource restoration and conservation projects.

The Coordinator works with the SNC management team to explore opportunities and engage funding partners, collaborates with funders and local partners to design restoration projects, and engages local partners to lead on-the-ground project implementation. The Coordinator is responsible for management of the primary funding agreements between SNC and the funding partners, as well as sub-agreements to local partners to implement the projects.

This position is a balance between collaborating with a variety of stakeholders, administration of grants and agreements, and in-the-field engagement with restoration projects. The Coordinator may work with a high level of independence and inform future development and direction of the restoration partnership program (program). The position will require frequent travel throughout the Sierra Nevada Region.

For questions please contact Lynda Young at 530-906-4329 or lynda.young@sierranevada.ca.gov.

For more information please see the position description.

Lake Tahoe Ambassador Program – Sierra Nevada Alliance

Lake Tahoe Area, CA & NV

Position Summary: Ambassadors will work interacting face-to-face with the public sharing information about Lake Tahoe’s natural environment and ways to protect Tahoe. Ambassadors will be stationed at popular locations (Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Tallac Historic Site, Emerald Bay, Explore Tahoe at the Heavenly Village, East Shore Bike Path, Tahoe City Commons Beach and more) around the Lake during the busiest days and hours of the day Thursday-Monday.

If you have questions, please email jobs@sierranevadaalliance.org or call 530-542-4546.

For more information please see the position description.

Master Gardener Program Coordinator – University of California Cooperative Extension Lake Tahoe Master Gardeners

South Lake Tahoe, CA

Position Summary: The Community Education Specialist 2, located in South Lake Tahoe, CA, will perform the full range of program implementation duties. Incumbent will be responsible for the coordination, management, and delivery of education to community members through a combination of direct education and volunteer management.

This includes training, guiding, and supporting volunteer extenders with education, information and resources; evaluating program implementation; collecting and compiling enrollment, documentation, and evaluation data from volunteer extenders and participants; and writing reports in compliance with funding requirements.

The Community Education Specialist 2 helps to coordinate and monitor fiscal oversight and compliance of statewide program units (4-H, CalNat, UC MG, UC MFP), ensures compliance with statewide program policies and procedures, and effectively resolves conflicts and complaints. Incumbent will build and maintain an informal network of partners, align special education projects with UC approved curricula and educational materials, develop news releases and news articles, and maintain subject matter competence.

This position’s primary focus will be on conducting, managing, and evaluating an education program to improve the environment of the school and community.

For more information please see the position description.

Shared Stewardship Coordinator – Butte County Resource Conservation District

Oroville, CA

Position Summary: Butte County RCD seeks an emerging resource professional to tackle challenging and innovative cross-boundary restoration projects in the role of a Shared Stewardship Coordinator. The emerging resource professional selected for this position will develop innovative, landscape-scale restoration projects to address megafires and climate adaptation challenges in critical upper-watershed zones.

The successful candidate will gain skills and training within their resource specialty (in both fieldwork and the administrative arts) and will take on increasing responsibility over a unique three-year engagement. They will regularly meet with their cohort of four fellow emerging resource professionals across the greater South Lassen Watersheds area to share lessons learned, collaborate on cross-boundary projects, and ultimately plan and implement the next generation of landscape-scale restoration projects. (The four fellows are hosted at the Sierra Institute, the RCD of Tehama County, here at BCRCD, and at Collins Pine.)

This is a full-time, benefitted position starting at $26/hour, with potential for pay increases each year based on skill attainment and demonstrated commitment to the work.

It is open to an emerging resource professional in one of the following resource specialties:

  • Wildlife biology
  • Hydrology/soils
  • Forestry
  • Prescribed/cultural fire
  • Cultural resources/Tribal collaboration
  • Fire ecology
  • Botany
  • Natural resource public administration (i.e. NEPA/CEQA practice)

For more information please see the position description.

District Manager – Butte County Resource Conservation District

Oroville, CA

Position Summary: The Butte County Resource Conservation District is looking for a dynamic business leader with a natural resources background to run the District’s day-to-day organizational operations as well as lead long-term strategic planning.

For more information please see the position description.

Jobs are regularly posted to the Sierra Nevada Alliance website.

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