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Stream Restoration Project Manager for Monitoring and Maintenance

Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program

Nashville ,  Tennessee

Job Summary:  This full-time staff member will be responsible for monitoring large-scale stream restoration projects, preparing annual monitoring reports for submittal to state and federal regulatory and oversight agencies, managing contractors conducting project monitoring, and for working with other staff and contractors to identify and implement necessary adaptive management measures. The job will occasionally require outdoor work under adverse weather conditions. Work will require physical exertion including the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds of equipment in rugged terrain.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program, LLC, is a private, not for profit organization housed within the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation. TSMP is an approved “In-Lieu Fee” stream mitigation program. The Project Manager for Monitoring and Maintenance will be responsible for organizing and implementing annual monitoring of TSMP’s stream mitigation projects statewide and for coordinating and/or implementing identified adaptive management measures. This individual will also work with other program staff in the assessment and development of new projects. Duties include:

  • Collection of data on riparian vegetation;
  • Surveying of stream morphological parameters;
  • Photodocumentation and visual inspection of projects;
  • Application of assessment methods such as the Rapid Bioassessment Protocol;
  • Review of data with Project Managers;
  • Preparation of monitoring reports for submittal to regulatory agencies;
  • Determination and implementation of adaptive management measures such as treatment of invasive exotic plants and supplemental planting in consultation with Project Managers;
  • Assist in assessment data collection and compilation for the development of new stream mitigation projects; and
  • Other duties may be assigned based on employee’s interests and abilities and program’s needs.

Qualifications:  Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Geology, Biology or other area of Environmental Science/Natural Resource Management. Master’s Degree is preferred. Must have familiarity with common southeastern flora – especially trees and shrubs. Valid driver’s license and basic computer skills including Excel required. Land surveying ability and GIS skills useful. Ideal candidate also has expertise or familiarity with fluvial geomorphology. Successful candidate will either have or be required to obtain certification in herbicide mixing and application.

To Apply:  Send cover letter and resume with references to

Application Deadline:  To assure consideration, applications should be received by August 31, 2017.

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