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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) is a regional nonprofit land trust formed in 2001 to conserve the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. SRT has ambitious programs in land and conservation easement acquisition (habitat and farmland), land stewardship, restoration, conservation outreach, and education.

SRT seeks talented individuals dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources, and we offer our staff competitive salary and benefits. SRT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Conservation Project Manager

    Sequoia Riverlands Trust seeks a conservation project manager (CPM) to coordinate the management of multiple habitat mitigation sites, ensuring that tasks required in habitat mitigation and monitoring plans are completed on time and within budget. The CPM also provides technical leadership for GIS and other data management and mapping systems. The successful candidate will have a background in biology, environmental science or natural resources management who thrives on managing data, schedules and budgets for complex projects.

    PRIMARY DUTIES:
    o Coordinate project start-up and ongoing records management for SRT-managed mitigation sites
    o Coordinate with other staff to set projects up in SRT records management systems (e.g., financial and time-keeping systems, shared files on line, GIS or other resource monitoring databases). Maintain those records as relevant project information is generated, taking the lead on data management and mapping.
    o Assist with developing and maintaining overall file architecture for SRT’s land stewardship and project management records
    o Develop / track project work plans for SRT-managed mitigation sites (in coordination with other Stewardship & Finance staff):
    • Develop annual work plans and budgets for each mitigation site based on relevant habitat mitigation & monitoring plans and funding
    • Identify expertise and labor needed to implement work plans; coordinate SRT staff effort; execute work agreements with consultants and contractors as needed
    • Coordinate technical review of consultant/contractor proposals, work products and invoices
    • Track accomplishments and actual expenses; alert others to schedule or budget concerns
    o Coordinate preparation and submittal of required reports
    • Serve as lead editor to prepare annual reports according to requirements of the habitat mitigation and monitoring plan for each mitigation site. Includes compiling information provided by multiple staff and consultants, and in a variety of formats (Word, images, GIS, spreadsheets, etc.)
    • Distribute reports to, and coordinate annual meetings with, agencies or other stakeholders as required for each site
    o Provide input to review of prospective mitigation site management jobs (e.g., draft management plans and budgets)

    OTHER DUTIES:
    o Coach other staff in use of GIS and other data management systems
    o Provide other data management and mapping assistance for:
    • Resource inventories and monitoring on SRT preserves and other sites (e.g., for soil health initiative)
    • Conservation easements and associated baseline documentation reports
    • Funding proposals
    • Project reports
    • Conservation plans
    • Outreach materials
    o Assist with monitoring and administration of conservation easements on or in the vicinity of mitigation sites
    o Periodically provide informational reports and presentations (e.g., Board reports and presentations, project tours, conferences)

    SUPERVISION/COORDINATION:
    The Conservation Project Manager reports directly to SRT’s Vice President for Conservation, and works closely with SRT’s Conservation Biologist, Rangeland Manager, Stewardship Director, Finance staff and Director of Land Transactions.
    The Conservation Project Manager also oversees the work of consultants and contractors, and coordinates with mitigation site owners, agency personnel, and other mitigation project stakeholders.

    WORK SETTING:
    Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) is a non-profit regional land conservation organization (land trust). SRT currently manages and monitors a dozen habitat mitigation sites ranging in size from one to 5,400 acres, and this portfolio continues to grow. Although these sites span from western Merced County to northern Los Angeles County, most of the acreage is concentrated in the northern Carrizo Plain. SRT also owns and actively manages six preserves in Tulare County, and holds conservation easements or deed restrictions on roughly 100 properties. For general information on Sequoia Riverlands Trust please visit www.sequoiariverlands.org.
    The Conservation Project Manager’s work spans the entirety of SRT’s service area, but most of their work will be done from SRT’s Visalia, California headquarters.
    Occasional field work may involve harsh conditions such as rugged terrain, extreme temperatures, or remote locations accessed by poorly maintained roads.

    SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:
    o Demonstrated ability to manage schedules, budgets and information for complex projects
    o Degree or experience with data and records management systems such as Arc GIS, Access and Sharepoint
    o Demonstrated ability to compile clear, concise technical reports synthesizing information from multiple sources and a variety of formats
    o Ability to clearly communicate priorities and performance expectations to co-workers, consultants and contractors
    o Background in biology, natural resources or environmental science sufficient to comprehend habitat mitigation and monitoring plans and technical information provided by other staff and consultants
    o Ability to establish rapport with the variety of personalities likely to be encountered in SRT co-workers, agency personnel, consultants and contractors
    o High degree of integrity and professionalism needed to manage confidential information
    o Reliable vehicle; valid driver’s license; evidence of vehicle insurance

    OTHER NOTES:
    Top candidates may be asked to provide samples of their work that demonstrate their GIS, project management and report production capabilities.
    SRT is not able to provide relocation assistance for this position
    Candidates MUST be able to pass a background check
    COMPENSATION: The position will receive a competitive compensation package with an employer-matched retirement, health insurance program and generous paid time off.

    HOW TO APPLY
    Submit cover letter with expected salary range, resume and three references by May 15, 2017 to marilyn@sequoiariverlands.org, copied to hilary@sequoiariverlands.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE, QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED.

    Sequoia Riverlands Trust is an equal opportunity employer.
    We support a diverse workforce.

    Application deadline: 05/15/2017

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SRT has lots of volunteer opportunities available for you to engage in the mission of conserving the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley. Click on one or more of the positions below.

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