Regional Organizer, Western Organization of Resource Councils

Job Title: Regional Organizer

Organization: Western Organization of Resource Councils

Location: Billings, MT

Duties: WORC’s regional organizers play a key role in the development and implementation of successful regional campaigns. Specific responsibilities include:
● Planning and implementing one or more regional campaigns in partnership with leaders and staff of WORC’s member groups.
● Providing strategic support to WORC’s member groups on their local and statewide campaigns.
● Conducting campaign-related research and policy analysis, and producing fact sheets, reports and other materials.
● Ensuring that communications, base-building and fundraising are an integral part of every campaign.
● Working with development staff to meet the organization’s fundraising goals.
● Participating as a member of the leadership and staff development training team, and facilitating training and planning sessions.
● Building the capacity of WORC’s member groups through the targeted delivery of consulting and training assistance.

Qualifications:

● Highly motivated, proactive work style and excellent organizational skills.
● Personal commitment to the principles of community organizing, with at least three and preferably five years of experience in community organizing.
● Experience managing local, state, regional and/or national issue campaigns.
● Excellent writing, speaking and interpersonal communication skills, including policy analysis.
● Knowledge and experience building strong, membership-driven organizations.
● Ability to work effectively with teams, as well as in networks and coalitions.
● Skilled in group dynamics and group decision-making processes.
● Ability to travel and attend weekend and evening meetings.
● Knowledge of the West and its people is a plus.

Start/End dates: WORC will accept applications until the position is filled. The target date for work to begin is September 3, 2018.

Salary/pay: Salary range $40,000 to $50,000 to start, depending on experience and qualifications, with generous benefits including health and dental insurance, sabbatical, paid vacation and sick leave, flex time policy, and retirement plan with employer contribution.

How to Apply: To apply send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and three references to Sara Kendall, Program Director, Western Organization of Resource Councils, by e-mail to billings@worc.org.

The Western Organization of Resource Councils is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about WORC, visit our web site at http://www.worc.org.

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Bighorn River Basin Project Manager, Trout Unlimited

Job Title: Bighorn River Basin Project Manager

Organization: Trout Unlimited

Type of opportunity: The Bighorn River Basin Project Manager identifies and implements projects to improve streamflows, restore stream and riparian habitat, improve fish passage and rehabilitate or replace aging irrigation infrastructure to accommodate fish movement in the Bighorn River Basin in Wyoming. The position also participates in youth education programs, primarily through Trout Unlimited’s Adopt a Trout Program, with local school districts. The position is based in Cody, WY.

Contact: Katie Becker at katie.becker@tu.org

Duties:

  • Work closely with the East Yellowstone Chapter of Trout Unlimited to coordinate project and fundraising efforts
  • Work with state and federal agencies to collect field data for project development and monitoring
  •  Maintain existing partnerships and ongoing restoration projects with landowners and nonprofit organizations in the Bighorn River watershed
  •  Work with Trout Unlimited staff and volunteers on fundraising, including identifying potential funding sources, drafting grant proposals and developing relationships with funders
  • Develop curriculum with the Wyoming Council of Trout Unlimited for local youth education efforts
  • On-the-ground project oversight and monitoring
  • Office administration including grant reporting, invoicing and tracking project budgets
  • Manage an average annual budget of $500,000 – $1,000,000.
  • Non-supervisory position

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Professional experience in natural resource management or restoration/conservation
    project management
  • Demonstrated performance in grant writing and other fundraising activities
  • Experience in fisheries, water quality or water quantity/flow restoration
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with diverse partners and/or
    private landowners
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Previous experience with media, or outreach
  • Good organizational and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently while managing complex projects
  • Travel within the region as necessary

Start and end dates: full time/40 hours

How to apply: Please send a letter of interest and resume to Katie Becker at katie.becker@tu.org

Application deadline: July 23, 2018

Post-doctoral position, GIS/remote sensing wetland hydrology and carbon cycling, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Job Title: Post-doctoral position, GIS/remote sensing wetland hydrology, and carbon cycling

Organization: USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Type of opportunity: A post-doctoral, student service contract position focused on GIS/remote sensing based modeling of wetland hydrology and carbon cycling in the Prairie Pothole Region of central North America is available with the U.S. Geological Survey Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. The Prairie Pothole Region contains millions of wetlands are biogeochemical hotspots, emitting greenhouse gases and sequestering carbon. We aim to develop spatially-explicit models of biogeochemical and ecological processes using combinations of field data, publicly available GIS layers, and remotely sensed data. The student contractor will work with scientists at Northern Prairie (Sheel Bansal, Max Post van der Burg) and other USGS scientists as part of a team to develop novel ways to combine field, remote sensed data, and statistical models to scale from point-based process experiments to the landscape.

Contact: Sheel Bansal; sbansal@usgs.gov

Desired qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have experience conducting GIS analyses using multiple open source and commercial software packages such as qGIS, GRASS, ArcGIS and especially R. Experience using remotely sensed data products to monitor vegetation, hydrology, soils, and land-use, as well as basic knowledge of mathematical and statistical modeling, is required. Candidates with additional experience in computer programming languages such as Python or C++ are preferred. However, previous knowledge of wetland carbon cycling is not required.


Start date: Aug – Oct 2018

Salary/pay: $37.81/hr (~$79,000/year)

Send application to:
             e-mail to sbansal@usgs.gov
             mail: 8711 37th St. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401

 

Sustainable Food Systems Program AmeriCorps Position, Penn State

Job Title: Sustainable Food Systems Program AmeriCorps Position

Type of opportunity:
The SFSP is seeking a full-term AmeriCorps member to build capacity in support of our community wellness goals to 1) educate people about food system sustainability and health, and 2) strengthen the local community through growing and donating local foods. Under supervision of the SFSP Associate Director, the AmeriCorps member will collaborate with students, faculty, community organizations and volunteers to design, implement and evaluate programs that support local food security, economic development and personal engagement with our food system.

Duties:

  • Collaborate with community partners, students and faculty to develop and sustain SFSP programming.
  • Develop and coordinate partnerships between university faculty and courses, and local food and agriculture systems organizations, such as area food banks, local food coops and local farms.
  • Recruit, train and provide support to volunteers serving with the SFSP and community partners, including harvest of surplus produce for donation to area food banks and pantries
  • Coordinate and lead tours of the Student Farm for students, youth, community members and others.
  • Assist and support student leaders with farm and program tasks, trainings and events.
  • Research, develop and conduct educational and outreach initiatives on topics such as food security, gardening, nutrition and healthy food access.
  • Coordinate with the Centre County Food Alliance and partners to plan and carry out county-wide events and activities focused on enhancing the food system.
  • Develop and implement tools for continuously tracking program outcomes. Present program outcomes and data to university, governmental and community stakeholders.
  • Complete various other projects that help to develop and sustain the SFSP.

Desired qualifications:

  • Must meet all Penn State clearance and background check requirements.
  • Superb written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  • Able to learn quickly, prioritize multiple projects, manage schedule independently, meet deadlines and enjoy a fast-paced work environment.
  • Relevant ability working with underserved and/or underrepresented populations.
  • Able to work with diverse groups and individuals in indoor and outdoor settings.
  • An interest in and knowledge about food systems concepts and/or community organizing preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license, own transportation.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Current Penn State students are eligible as well.

Start and end dates:  August 22, 2018-August 9, 2019

Salary/pay: $654 distributed biweekly over the term, and a $5920 education award upon service term completion

How to apply:  Submit a resume, cover letter and two references’ contact info with the subject line 2018 SFSP AmeriCorps Application to Leslie Pillen at studentfarm@psu.edu.

Application deadline: Interviews will begin July 9, 2018

Prescribed Fire Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy

Job Title: Prescribed Fire Coordinator

Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Type of opportunity: The Prescribed Fire Coordinator (PFC), located at the Niobrara Valley Preserve (NVP) in north central Nebraska, provides overall TNC fire management supervision and coordination for the geographic area for which they are designated in this capacity. The PFC will work with federal, state, and local governments, as well as environmental organizations and private landowners in developing and implementing prescribed fire on public and private lands in Nebraska

Desired qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years’ experience in fire management or natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must meet NWCG qualifications for RxB2 (Burn Boss), including coursework and experience requirements. See the Conservancy’s Fire Management Manual for a full explanation of qualification requirements: http://www.tncfiremanual.org/BurnBoss.htm.
  • Experience in developing strategies.
  • Experience in reviewing prescribed burn unit plans and site fire management plans.
  • Experience in training and curriculum design.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience leading effectively in stressful situations.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers
  • Experience communicating effectively with internal colleagues, partners, and or media.
  • Must achieve physical fitness standards as set by local Fire Manager and TNC Fire Manual.
  • Fire Manager Qualification must be approved and designated in writing by the Conservancy Fire Management Coordinator.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multicultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Ability and willingness to apply science to decision-making and guide activities.
  • Ability and willingness to communicate and work closely with burn bosses, land managers and scientists to develop strategies and meet conservation and fire management objectives.
  • Knowledge of ecological land management principles.
  • Familiarity with fire effects and fire behavior in local fuel types.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in fire management, conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.
  • Knowledge of Conservancy fire management Standard Operating Procedure, requirements and guidelines.
  • Completing tasks independently and with respect to timeline(s).
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Experience in representing TNC in local stakeholder partnerships and building new partnerships relating to prescribed fire implementation.


Start and end dates: Full-time position

Salary/pay: Salaried
Link to more information: include link to job posting on organization website

How to apply: Interested candidates should visit http://www.nature.org/careers/. To apply to position number 46643, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons.

Application deadline: All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 20, 2018.

Analyst in Environmental Policy, The Congressional Research Service

Job Title: Analyst in Environmental Policy

Organization: The Congressional Research Service

Duties:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division is seeking an Analyst in Environmental Policy. The analyst will conduct analyses that inform congressional deliberations on environmental policy and science related to drinking water quality and groundwater protection. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of economics, history, trends, and current status of environmental policy and interrelationships with other key disciplines, such as physical or biological science, engineering, administrative law, public finance and policy decisions.

The analyst will provide objective, expert policy analysis, and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff, including preparing objective, authoritative, non-partisan, and innovative analytical studies on policy issues of national or international significance; providing personal assistance as a national expert on public policy issues throughout the legislative process, including analyzing and evaluating legislative proposals; and planning and leading multi-disciplinary team research projects and seminars.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Desired qualifications: 

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of environmental policy and science related to drinking water quality and groundwater protection**

Ability to analyze public policy issues**

Ability to write in a public policy context**

Ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations

Ability to lead collaborative research tasks

Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of analysis and consultation

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant’s college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application. For more information contact the Library’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans’ Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf.

 

Start and end dates: full-time position

Salary/pay: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Link to more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501983400#duties

How to apply:

Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.

You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps:

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Application deadline: 07/10/2018

Director of Marketing and Development, Sheridan Community Land Trust

Job Title: Director of Marketing and Development

Organization: Sheridan Community Land Trust

Type of Opportunity: SCLT’s Director of Marketing and Development (DMD) is a key team member involved with marketing SCLT to the community, volunteers, and membership; planning, coordinating, executing fundraising and events; and maintaining the overall brand quality of SCLT. In addition, the DMD will have additional duties as needed. The DMD reports to the Executive Director. This is a full-time position with salary dependent on experience.

Duties:

Fundraising for Annual Operations
The Director of Marketing and Development (DMD) works with the SCLT Board, and the Executive Director to support a culture of fundraising and brand building. S/he helps to strategize all donor engagement efforts, including new members, sustaining members, major donors, and business supporters. S/he leverages key relationships and contacts within the community and region to grow SCLT’s individual donor base to support project capacity guided by SCLT’s mission. S/he leads fundraising for major events including Trails Festival and the Annual Open House. S/he leads fundraising campaigns,
including the Annual Appeal and the Mid-Year Appeal. S/he works with the Executive Director to develop project-specific fundraising strategies and events and organizes short and long-term donor campaigns helping to generate ongoing support from individuals, businesses, and foundations

Major Gift/Donor Support
The DMD creates, updates, and produces major donor, board and project-specific fundraising materials to retain or upgrade gift amounts and consistency. Cultivates and nurtures major individual and business donors through consistent personal and organizational communication, specialized correspondence and thank-you notes, and face-to-face visits. S/he plans SCLT’s major donor cultivation and nurturing through
the development and maintenance of a major donor calendar and strategy. S/he develops, leads, and encourages the Board of Director’s fundraising strategy, capacity, and enthusiasm.

Outreach and Marketing
The DMD works with the Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy. S/he creates and produces communications such as the annual report, digital presentations, quarterly newsletters, monthly e-newsletters, radio PSA’s and donor communications. S/he manages SCLT’s website and Facebook along with the SCLT’s Operations Manager.

Managing Fundraising Records
The DMD uses the SCLT’s donor database and income log of donors and grant sources to direct daily fundraising strategies through the careful study and understanding of SCLT prospects and their history. In conjunction with the Fundraising Committee and the Executive Direction, the DMD updates the donor database with information gained during interactions with donors and supporters. S/he is responsible for campaigns aimed to retain and increase SCLT’s membership base through ensuring that supporters are receiving consistent contact and meaningful interaction.

Financial Reporting
The DMD regularly checks the accuracy of the income log versus deposits and notifies the Executive Director of any irregularities. S/he ensures that deposited gifts are categorized in the donor database to the correct accounts including restricted / unrestricted. S/he works with Bookkeeper to categorize gifts in QuickBooks. S/he makes certain income log is up-to-date via scanned checks and the donor database.

Administering a Planned Giving Program
The DMD works with the Executive Director and Fundraising Committee to develop, market, and execute SCLT’s planned-giving program. S/he tracks progress of Legacy and Bequest gifts. S/he fulfills requests, produce outreach/reference materials and encourages partial/early disbursement where appropriate.

Education and Training
The DMD maintains a thorough understanding of SCLT’s mission, vision, and strategic plan with comprehensive knowledge and ability to explain the tools SCLT uses to accomplish its mission to engage potential financial supporters. S/he dedicates on-going attention and time to personal professional development and education through Land Trust Alliance and other similar organization networks.

Staff Assistance
The DMD helps manage the Operations Manager. S/he provides backup to Operations Manager by having a working understanding of their tasks.

Administration
The DMD helps all staff in greeting visitors, answering the phone, and keeping the office organized and clean.

Desired qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. and/or B.A. degree related to the mission of SCLT.
  • 2 years of direct fundraising/development, event planning, and/or community outreach for business or non-profit entities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of software programs including Adobe Suite for newsletters, posters, reports, events and similar design work.

Preferred Qualities:

  • Self-initiator and detail-oriented leader.
  • Ability to connect with a variety of personalities in a variety of social settings.
  • Proven, goal-oriented track record.
  • Ability to thrive in a flexible, team-oriented environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to think strategically and thoroughly regarding fundraising and mission
    capacity.

Salary/pay: This is a full-time, exempt, benefited position. The position will work on average 40 hours/week with occasional nights and weekends. The position includes eleven (11) holidays each calendar year, and a phone stipend of $45.00 / month. Salary is $40,000 – $45,000 / year commensurate with experience.

Link to more information: https://sheridanclt.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/DirectorMarketingDevelopment_Final18.pdf

How to apply: Email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to director@sheridanclt.org. Please use subject line: “Director of Marketing and Development Application”. 

Application deadline:
Screening of applications begins July 23, 2018 and the position is open until filled. SCLT is an equal opportunity employer.

Program Associate, Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition

Job Title: Program Associate

Organization: Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition

Type of opportunity: The Program Associate supports all aspects of the Coalition’s strategic plan – centered on issues of rural community health, environmental restoration, and economic development. A core focus of this position is to lead and develop RVCC’s storytelling strategy. The position will work with RVCC Leadership Team members to develop coordinated communication and storytelling approach that shares successes of community efforts with a broader audience, helps communicate RVCC products and events and provides continuity of design for RVCC efforts. Because the staff team is lean, our responsiveness relies upon adaptive, can-do energy, and high levels of motivation and initiative. It is essential that the Program Associate is able to forge strong relationships with partners (often remotely), take on and manage a portion of the RVCC portfolio, and act as a colleague in leading the Coalition in partnership with the RVCC Director and Program Manager. Working in a small team also provides the opportunity to see all aspects of the organization, from development to policy work, providing many learning opportunities and exposure to a variety of nonprofit work.

Duties:

  •  Develop and lead RVCC’s storytelling strategy. This includes:
    • Creating key messages and stories that elevate the visibility and identity of the Coalition
    • Developing and leading outreach strategies (such as monthly newsletters) to engage and
      inform participants, policymakers, and partners
    • Creating products (i.e. best practices or case studies) that elevate innovations in land
      stewardship and community development, while drawing out policy lessons.
    • Building relationships with Coalition participants to identify storytelling opportunities
    • Supporting the development of a Rural Opportunity speaker series
    • Managing RVCC’s website and other digital platforms
    • Designing products such as reports, guidebooks, and Issue Papers
    •  Support Wallowa Resources and RVCC Leadership Team members in developing content for a multimedia storytelling platform by conducting outreach to forest collaborative groups to help them learn to use this product.
  • Work with Coalition Director, Program Manager, and the RVCC Leadership Team on overall
    strategies and tactics for advancing the Coalition’s mission, including but not limited to:

    • Participating in RVCC working groups
    • Contributing to strategic response tools, such as Issue Papers
    • Attending partner led workshops and events focused on areas of mutual interest
  • Support Director and Program Manager in designing and organizing RVCC events such as the Annual Meeting, Western Week in DC, and peer learning exchanges.
  • Other duties as needed and assigned, including administrative tasks and support

Desired qualifications:

  • Energetic, organized, self-driven leader
  •  Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various audiences, including elected officials, legislative staff, partners, and funders.
  • Knowledge of community based natural resource management, collaborative conservation approaches and rural community development. Experience working in Western rural communities preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with many people, often remotely, and manage several projects and tasks at once.
  • Ability to sense for new opportunities, bring new ideas, and think critically and strategically.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, natural resources, environmental studies, public policy, or related field.
  • Ability to work in a small team, be flexible, responsive, and adaptive to changing circumstances.
  • Experience designing professional products using Adobe InDesign, working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop

Start and end dates: 1-year (option to extend contingent on funding), Full-Time, Hourly

Salary/pay: $17-22/hour depending on experience

Link to more information:  http://www.ruralvoicescoalition.org/employment/

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and example of a product, webpage or other communications tool you created to rvcc@wallowaresources.org

Application deadline: 5pm Pacific, Monday, July 30, 2018

Grain for Cranes Fellowship, Monte Vista, Colorado

Job Title: Grain for Cranes Fellowship

Organization: Colorado Open Lands

Type of opportunity: This position will spend 2 years gaining a variety of experiences ranging from monitoring conservation easements on private lands, working on active barley farms during planting and harvest, monitoring and analyzing data on Sandhill Cranes, surveying barley producers, and working with a variety of partners and organizations. In addition, the Fellow will be helping ensure that Sandhill Cranes have enough barley to eat during their migration all while building positive relationships with barley farmers and wildlife refuge managers and visitors.

Contact:  Mari Johnson, Landowner Liaison, at mjohnson@coloradoopenlands.org.

Duties: 

  • Collect, map, and analyze Sandhill Crane baseline data in the SLV (25%)
    •  Identify and map roosting sites
    •  Identify and map barley production
    • Identify, create routes, and map high priority barley fields annually
    •  Identify properties in the SLV that cranes are utilizing
    •  Identify growing practices on high priority barley fields
    •  Participate in Fall recruitment Sandhill Crane surveys, sampling, and data entry
    •  Participate in post-harvest technique monitoring
  • Assist MillerCoors agronomist on site visits during barley planting and harvest cycles (20%)
  •  Complete survey of barley producers (15%)
    •  Work with partners to develop survey design
    •  Reach out to barley producers
    •  Meet and develop relationship with MillerCoors barley producers
    • Determine feelings toward Sandhill Cranes
    • Determine management techniques utilized
    • Determine willingness of landowners to participate in baseline research
    •  Analyze data
  •  Complete experiments on combine harvest efficiency and caloric content of different varieties of barley (10%)
  •  Initiate Grain for Cranes payment program (10%)
    •  Identify landowners interest in participating in program
    •  Begin to reach out to landowners and develop contracts
  •  Annual conservation easement monitoring (5%)
    •  Monitor approximately 10 conservation easement properties in and around the San Luis Valley.
    •  Meet with landowners and prepare report documenting observations from the field
    •  Update GIS maps as needed to incorporate GPS field data
    •  Assist with land conservation projects (5%)
    •  Attend landowner visits
    •  Assist with due diligence (title review, appraisal review, environmental report, water rights review, etc.)
    •  Assist with project related grant funding

 

Desired qualifications:

 Required Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree in natural or environmental sciences, agriculture, wildlife biology, agronomy, zoology, or a related
    field.
  •  Experience with ESRI ArcGIS computer mapping software
  • Experience with bird surveys, data collection, and analysis
  • Experience working with agricultural producers and an understanding of the agricultural industry in Colorado or the western United States
  • Ability to work outdoors and navigate large farms and ranches independently, often in remote settings
  • Ability to complete tasks with a high level of accuracy and consistency
  •  Ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  •  Strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
  •  A valid driver’s license and good driving record
  •  A positive attitude, sense of humor, and commitment to conservation

Preferred Qualification

  • Completion of a graduate degree in natural or environmental sciences, agriculture, wildlife biology, agronomy, zoology, or a related field.

Start and end dates: August 2018-August 2020

Salary/pay:

  •  $36,000 per year for a two-year term
  •  Housing is provided by one of the partners.
  •  Exempt position, benefits eligible. Benefits include: health and HSA, vision and dental insurances, vacation and sick
    leave, 401k plan, and conference and professional development stipend

How to apply: Please send résumé and cover letter to Mari Johnson, Landowner Liaison, at mjohnson@coloradoopenlands.org.

Application deadline: Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, July 20th, 2018