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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Biologist/Conservation Coordinator

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Nevada - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 16/03/2012
Company Name Trout Unlimited
Contact Name Stacy Springer
Website Further Details / Applications
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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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Trout Unlimited (TU) is North America's leading coldwater fisheries conservation organization, dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds. The organization has more than 140,000 volunteers and over 130 staff members throughout the country.

We are seeking to hire a full-time staff person to help develop and coordinate a Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (LCT) Conservation Initiative in Nevada, Eastern California, Southern Oregon and Western Utah. The Initiative is funded in part by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), whose Keystone Initiative program has created a 10 year, multi-million dollar granting program for LCT conservation. The Biologist/Coordinator will work with federal and state agencies, as well as tribes, universities, non-profits, private landowners and stakeholders involved in LCT recovery to fund (through the NFWF Keystone Initiative granting program and other sources) and collaboratively implement projects that achieve the goals of the LCT Conservation Initiative and promote recovery of this threatened sub-species.

Applicants should have a strong conservation background, with a Masters degree in Fisheries, Conservation Biology or related program preferred. Applicant must demonstrate the capacity to envision and implement large-scale restoration projects involving complex logistical planning, permitting needs, and coordination with multiple agencies and private land-owners - occasionally in a contentious environment; fishery field experience (e.g., electrofishing and data collection/analysis) necessary to conduct current LCT field monitoring efforts and create new monitoring or ecological projects; and proficiency in grant-writing and reporting. The job requires the ability to prioritize workload and to be highly motivated and self-directed.

The position will be located in northern Nevada, but will report to TU's Research Scientist based in Boise, Idaho. The position will require close internal coordination with a variety of TU programs including Science, Watershed Restoration, California Conservation, Sportsmen's Conservation, and the Western Water Project. Frequent travel to field sites and to meet with collaborators is required, including occasional field seasons for LCT sampling or restoration work. Funding for this position is obtained in 18 month cycles but is highly likely to be renewed at the end of each grant cycle. Annual salary is commensurate with experience but up to $50,000, with benefits. Relocation expenses will not be provided. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a highly-motivated, productive (and fun!) science and conservation team, and to achieve major benefits on the ground for Lahontan cutthroat trout.

More information about TU can be found at www.tu.org. A copy of the NFWF Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Keystone Initiative Business Plan, which provides more guidance for this new position, can be obtained under the Conservation Biology Heading on the "Science Team CSI Reports" tab on the "Science" page.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references by email to:

Helen Neville
TU Research Scientist
Trout Unlimited

NOTE: Please include the following in the subject line of your email: "TU Lahontan Cutthroat trout Biologist/Coordinator". No phone inquiries please.

Application deadline is March 16th, 2012, with the position to commence in May or June 2012.

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