Local recruitment: Uintah Basin Project Manager

Trout Unlimited

Vernal, UT, USA 🇺🇸

Job Type

Full-time

Description

TU is seeking to hire a self-motivated and highly capable person to identify, prioritize, plan, and implement habitat restoration and irrigation efficiency projects. Duties will include work with watershed stakeholders, agency partners, and landowners to improve the resilience of native fisheries and habitat in Utah’s Uintah Basin by improving habitat, water quality, and fish passage. A successful candidate will work with a team of watershed stakeholders to prioritize, design, and implement a wide range of restoration activities across the basin with the intent to deliver broad benefits to fisheries, agricultural producers, and communities surrounding the river. Typical projects include construction of beaver dam analogs (BDAs), reconstruction of irrigation diversions to allow for fish passage, fish passage on forest service land, and floodplain restoration, and cutthroat population restoration. Additionally, there will be opportunities to work on instream flow leasing projects for the restoration of flow in the river. A successful candidate will also have the freedom to be creative with projects.  This position is highly visible to TU members and stakeholders in the watershed. The position is flexibly based in communities with proximity to Vernal, UT.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with agency staff, landowners, and other watershed stakeholders to implement watershed restoration efforts throughout the basin. 
  • Manage complex budgets with multiple funding sources.
  • Contract with engineering consultants and contractors to design and construct habitat restoration and fish passage projects.
  • Write grant proposals to state and federal agencies and private foundations.
  • Represent Trout Unlimited staff on several local committees.
  • Manage and maintain existing on-the-ground infrastructure such as fish screens and beaver dam analogs.
  • Collect water quality and flow data. 
  • Attend Trout Unlimited chapter and council functions where appropriate.
  • Write grants and obtain project funding. 

Requirements

  • Preference will be given to a candidate with a master’s degree in Fisheries, Environmental Science or related field, and 4 years of relevant experience in watershed restoration, fisheries biology, environmental policy, or similar field. Bachelor’s degree level candidates in the previously listed or related fields are accepted.
  • Professional experience working with landowners, resource managers, and other interested parties in a collaborative setting.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively to achieve a conservation mission.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and highly energetic with excellent time-management skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally.
  • Must be able to lift fifty pounds and hike over uneven terrain.
  • Work occurs in office and outdoor environments and can require work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Staff and leadership at TU understand that life outside of work is important to personal health, and we strive to create a healthy and family-friendly atmosphere. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package. The salary range is $50,000 to $60,000 annually.

At TU, we value diversity, and we actively seek candidates for this position who come from communities that have been historically under-represented in conservation and those who have been most impacted by degraded rivers and streams. We are committed to building space for all people to participate in our work to care for trout and salmon and clean our shared waters. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome you to read more about TU’s equity practice and values https://www.tu.org/equity/.

HOW TO APPLY

Please provide a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Trout Unlimited via our online job application system. We will begin reviewing applications on April 17th, 2023. The position will be open until filled.

Salary Description

$50,000 to $60,000 annually


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DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development