OSC Hiring: Natural Resources Project Manager

The Governor’s Office of Species Conservation has an opening for a Natural Resources Project Manager in beautiful Moscow, Idaho

This announcement will remain open until the position has been filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.  To ensure you are considered, please apply as soon as possible.

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This position will coordinate and manage tasks related to fish and wildlife habitat restoration project development and implementation in the Clearwater Region of Idaho with a focus on the Potlatch Watershed.  Projects are developed for implementation on public and private lands, using a variety of funding sources.  The incumbent in this position must be able to exercise independent judgment and initiative, and at times will be called upon to develop creative solutions to unusual problems.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate partner agencies, non-governmental organizations, and a variety of consultants to implement habitat restoration work, including but not limited to fish passage, meadow restoration, large wood projects, beaver dam analogues, and channel complexity projects in the field or office environment
  • Administer project budgets, make expenditures, and develop, negotiate, and monitor contracts.
  • Coordinate the Clearwater Focus Program and the Potlatch Implementation Group.  Incorporate direction and guidance from this group into project development.
  • Identify decision-making issues and key stakeholders, develop and implement strategies to encourage and obtain stakeholder and/or community awareness and support, and identify project partners.
  • Facilitate decision-making process with local, tribal, state and federal groups.
  • Mediate to resolve conflicts, negotiate agreements, and build consensus among stakeholders and service providers.
  • Develop informational materials, written correspondence, reports and presentations.
  • Coordinate with partners on project implementation, budgets, and technical review of projects.
  • Coordinate the development of project goals, work plans, timelines, implementation strategies, and evaluation methods.
  • Monitor activities for compliance with state and federal project and program requirements, and State and Federal laws.
  • Identify policy and regulation issues, and provide findings to management, and public and private groups.
  • Compile and analyze data to measure and evaluate project needs and available resources, and communicate program performance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline: Fisheries Science, Natural Resource Management, Hydrology, Fluvial Geomorphology, Aquatic Ecology, Plant Ecology, Agricultural Science, or related field.
  • Five years professional experience in natural resource management or conservation with an emphasis on habitat restoration, knowledge of ranch operations and dryland farming, fish passage, and partnering with resource producing communities and local, state, tribal, and federal agencies.
  • Experience implementing the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Protection Act, and Clean Water Act.
  • Experience planning and implementing projects including: coordinating the development of project scope, goals, work plans, timelines, implementation strategies, and measurement processes/methods for assessing progress toward goals and project outcomes.
  • Experience with project management, including project development (conceptual, design, environmental compliance, funding acquisition), implementation (contracting, scheduling, budget management, construction), monitoring, and assessment.
  • Experience with technical writing, writing for a non-technical audience, project/program progress report writing, and giving presentations.
  • Experience interpreting and explaining specialized, technical, or complex material into information usable by the public.
  • Experience with the resource producing communities, including timber production, ranching, and farming.
  • Experience interacting with local, state, federal, and tribal natural resource staffs and programs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Seven or more years professional experience in natural resource management or conservation with an emphasis on habitat restoration, knowledge of ranch operations and dryland farming, fish passage, and partnering with resource producing communities and local, state, tribal, and federal agencies.
  • Professional experience in a soft-money funded environment including: identifying, applying for, and administering grant funds.
  • Experience developing and monitoring contracts.
  • Experience mediating conflicts and negotiating environmental agreements.