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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Biologist/Coordinator

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Nevada - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 19/06/2014
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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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Biologist/Coordinator

About Trout Unlimited

Today, Trout Unlimited is a national organization with more than 150,000 members organized into about 400 chapters nationwide. This dedicated group of grassroots volunteers is matched by 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

This is an exciting opportunity to join Trout Unlimited as part of our field staff in Nevada. The Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Coordinator implements our LCT Conservation Initiative in Nevada, Eastern California, Southern Oregon and Western Utah. The Initiative is funded largely by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), whose Keystone Initiative program has created a 10 year 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. The position will likely be part-time for a 6 month trial period, with potential for full-time. Funding for this position is currently available for 12 months (full time), and is otherwise obtained in 18 month cycles but is highly likely to be renewed at the end of each grant cycle.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hire, train and supervise summer field crews.
  • Schedule field work with partners and coordinate logistics, including sampling permits.
  • Conduct current LCT field monitoring efforts and create new monitoring or ecological projects.
  • Coordinate regularly with multiple agencies, private land-owners, Universities, NGOs, Tribes and TU grassroots chapters to initiate new collaborations/projects and ensure current projects are implemented properly and on-time.
  • Travel frequently to field sites or to meet with partners.
  • Engage in educational outreach to disseminate LCT conservation message to the public.
  • Implement identified, and develop new, "conservation ranching" opportunities with private landowners.
  • Identify new funding opportunities and execute grant applications/reporting.
  • Coordinate with other TU programs including Science, Watershed Restoration, California Conservation, Sportsmen's Conservation, and the Western Water Project to support relevant broader TU needs (e.g., western conservation ranching program, national TroutBlitz inaturalist program, etc.).


  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fishery field and science experience (e.g., electrofishing, fish tagging, data collection/analysis, outdoor skills such as 4x4 driving and GPS navigation) necessary to conduct current LCT field monitoring efforts and create new monitoring or scientific projects.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills, positive attitude and professional demeanor, even in an occasionally contentious environment.
  • Flexibility, adaptability.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload, work independently and be self-motivated and directed.


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

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest, resume, salary requirement and 3 professional references to Helen Neville by June 19, 2014. NOTE: Please include the following in the subject line of your email: "TU Lahontan Cutthroat trout Biologist/Coordinator". No phone calls please.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act.

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