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Great Lakes Stream Restoration Manager

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 30/09/2015
Company Name Trout Unlimited
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs with Trout Unlimited. TU is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters from Maine to Montana to Alaska. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration work at the local, state and national levels.
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Today, Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 150,000 volunteers organized into about 400 chapters nationwide. These dedicated volunteers are paired with a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts and scientists, who work out of more than 30 offices. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

POSITION SUMMARY

TU is seeking a Great Lakes Stream Restoration Manager to collaborate with National Forests in the northern Wisconsin on planning, assessment, design, construction and monitoring of aquatic habitat restoration projects that benefit sensitive aquatic species and other aquatic resources valued by the U.S. Forest Service. Projects will occur on and adjacent to National Forest Systems lands and will provide multiple benefits to the U.S. Forest Service and the local community including flood resiliency, improvement of aquatic habitat and water quality, and protection of aquatic health and biodiversity. The position will be based in northern Wisconsin and will focus initially on projects on and adjacent to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate stream geomorphic surveys (dimension, pattern, profile, substrate), and stream habitat assessments, as well as aquatic passage assessments on and adjacent to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
  • Coordinate the design of habitat improvement, bank stabilization and aquatic organism passage projects on and adjacent to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
  • Oversee both budget and work estimates.
  • Oversee permitting, funding and coordinating implementation of restoration projects on and adjacent to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
  • Plan multiple restoration projects simultaneously on and adjacent to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
  • Coordinate with the U.S. Forest Service Virtual Design Team for review of all road-stream crossing and constructed stream channel designs.
  • Meet with the U.S. Forest Service to identify priority watersheds and projects on and adjacent to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and provide annual performance reports to document progress.
  • Coordinate with TU chapters and councils within each watershed on projects and project funding.
  • Coordinate press opportunities to highlight project implementation, when and where appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree a plus.
  • Professional experience in project management and river restoration required.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and supervise multiphase stream restoration projects.
  • Experience with project and grant management, and project permitting.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders including federal and agencies, farmers, biologists, engineers, and other landowners.
  • A working knowledge of principles and practices of fisheries and aquatic resource management with a particular emphasis on stream habitat requirements of brook trout.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Passion for protecting and restoring trout populations and their watersheds.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a letter of interest, resume and 3 professional references to Keith Curley, Trout Unlimited’s Vice President for Eastern Conservation at kcurley@tu.org by September 30, 2015. Please insert the words "Great Lakes Stream Restoration Manager" in the subject line of the message. No phone calls please.

This is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.

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