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West Virginia Stream Restoration Specialist

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location West Virginia - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 15/10/2011
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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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The principle duties of the Stream Restoration Specialist will be to:

  • Conduct stream geomorphic surveys (dimension, pattern, profile, substrate), and stream habitat assessments, as well as aquatic passage assessments.
  • Design habitat improvement, bank stabilization and aquatic organism projects.
  • Provide budget and work estimates.
  • Assist with permitting, funding and coordinating implementation of restoration projects.
  • Implement multiple restoration projects simultaneously.


Competitive candidates will have:

  • A B.S. in a field related to fisheries management, aquatic ecology, watershed management, geomorphology, or biological systems engineering. An M.S. in one of these fields and/or a PE is preferred.
  • Expertise in natural stream design techniques and demonstrated ability to design and oversee the installation of comprehensive habitat improvement projects.
  • 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 farmers, biologists, engineers, other landowners, and state and federal agencies.
  • 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.
  • Experience with ESRI GIS software and Rivermorph are preferred.
  • Passion for protecting and restoring trout populations and their watersheds.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to the following email address: potomacHRIposition@tu.org. Please include any supporting documentation of prior experience (e.g. designs, projects, photographs). The position is open until October 15, 2011.

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