Natural Resources Manager, Marin

Conservation Corps North Bay

San Rafael, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Salary for this position starts at $80,000-85,000
Deadline Feb 28, 2022

Conservation Corps North Bay’s mission is to develop youth and conserve natural resources for a resilient, sustainable, and equitable community.

We achieve our mission by:

  • Providing young adults with opportunities to transform their lives through paid work, education, employability, civic engagement, and leadership.
  • Partnering with the community to conserve and restore natural resources and improve recreational and public areas.
  • Fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Creating the environmental leaders of the future by teaching environmental ethics and behaviors to local youth.
  • Making communities safer by reducing hazards and by responding to public emergencies and disasters.

Role with Agency: Member of the management team

Budgetary Responsibility: Natural Resources department and project budgets

Employment Status: Exempt from wage and hour laws            

SUMMARY

The Marin Natural Resources Manager oversees the Marin County Natural Resources department and is a member of the Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB) management team. The Marin Natural Resources Manager will take a leadership role in all aspects of Natural Resources programs including: developing and maintaining community partnerships, assessing community needs, developing and managing fee-for-service and grant-funded projects to meet local needs, hiring and managing staff members, developing and overseeing Natural Resources department policies and practices, facilitating communication and integration of Natural Resources programs with CCNB’s other programming, and creating a positive atmosphere to encourage learning and high quality project completion.

In addition, the Marin Natural Resources Manager will oversee the implementation of Natural Resources programs, including: overseeing the successful planning and execution of field projects, coordinating communications with project partners, planning and organizing safety and training programs, ensuring the successful completion of all departmental administrative functions, and tracking the department’s budget. The position also supports the Programs Director by carrying out special projects as assigned and keeping the Programs Director apprised of the status of the Natural Resources program in Marin County.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to):

  • Build and maintain strong Natural Resources programs in Marin County, including all aspects of the department. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and performance of Natural Resources programs, activities, and services, ensuring that program goals are met.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with CCNB’s partner network at government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private companies. Maintain regular communication with key partners to assess partnership opportunities and community need..
  • Respond to inquiries, write proposals for fee-for-service contracts and grants, lead contracting and agreement processes.
  • Create plans that meet requirements of fee-for-service contracts and grants, communicate and coordinate plans with staff from partner organizations, and lead Natural Resources field teams in successfully meeting project objectives.
  • Produce internal and external reports and communications materials in a timely and professional manner. Ensure all deliverables, budgetary and other requirements are met and reported accurately.
  • Plan and track field projects budgets and expenditures.
  • Oversee the creation and ongoing maintenance of the Natural Resources project schedule.
  • Manage department personnel in a manner than ensures all CCNB policies and procedures are followed.
  • Oversee the successful completion of all administrative functions within the Natural Resources department, including ADP, crew output logs, case records in Salesforce, organization and maintenance of project photos, and more. Review administrative tasks completed by field staff for accuracy and take corrective action as needed.
  • Serve as a member of CCNB’s Safety Committee. Oversee the successful implementation of safety program in collaboration with Natural Resources staff and CCNB’s Safety Officer, and proactively address safety concerns.
  • Design and maintain staff and Corpsmember training programs that align with industry best practices for field-based skills (chainsaw, chipper, fire fuel reduction, trail construction and maintenance, habitat restoration, construction and carpentry, etc.). Oversee the effective implementation of training programs and manage training budgets.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources and Recruitment staff to ensure staffing meets current and projected project needs.
  • Assist in the creation of the Natural Resources department annual budget. Review and analyze budget updates throughout the year to direct spending plans.
  • Collaborate with Operations department to assess needs related to Natural Resources tools, equipment, fleet, and facilities to create plans for procedures, security, procurement, maintenance, and improvements
  • Collaborate with all CCNB departments regarding Natural Resources programs, corpsmember performance, career opportunities, and interdepartmental initiatives.
  • Provide short-term Natural Resources crew coverage, as needed.
  • Actively participate as a member of CCNB’s Management Team to make organizational decisions and engage in company-wide initiatives and goals. Collaboratively resolve company-wide issues that emerge.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Four or more years of experience in a supervisory position, preferably in a nonprofit or environmental organization.
  • Extensive experience and technical skills in natural resources management work such as habitat restoration, fire fuel reduction, trail construction and maintenance, stream maintenance and restoration, and erosion control.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, C27 Landscape Contractor license and act as the organization’s Responsible Managing Employee.
  • Strong project management skills, including accurate cost estimating, contracting, budget management, partner communications, and staff oversight.
  • Excellent skills in time management, prioritization, and administrative functions. Experience with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Experience developing budgets and managing expenditures for a variety of funding sources including fee-for-service contracts and grants.
  • Strong commitment to CCNB’s mission and organizational values, and a proven ability to work with people from a wide variety of social, economic and educational backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts and mediate disputes.
  • Must have superior communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively represent CCNB with partner organizations, in the community, and in written reports and communications materials.
  • Experience in supervising, training, and educating young adults and staff members. Knowledge of state and federal labor laws and general human resource practices.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and OSHA regulations related to natural resources management, landscaping, construction, and working in wilderness locations.
  • Clean driving record and possession of a CA Class C driver’s license.
  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural resources, ecology, earth sciences, sustainability, public policy, business, education, or a related field.
  • Conversational Spanish language skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Marin Natural Resources Manager sometimes works outdoors around equipment and machinery, walking on uneven ground and steep hillsides, with exposure to excessive noise, fumes and extremes in temperature. They may be expected to lift and move objects weighing up to 75 lbs. and carry objects at least ½ mile. This position frequently uses special visual and auditory protective equipment. While performing the duties of this position, the Marin Natural Resources Manager is required to walk and stand; sit and bend; squat and climb; kneel and twist; to talk or hear. Able to use hands to perform simple and power grasping, and fine manipulation; to push and pull.

Additionally, there are normal office working conditions and associated physical demands. For example, on a continuous basis, sit at a desk using a computer and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Marin Natural Resource Manager position is a full-time, exempt position which is eligible for a full benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Chiropractic, 403(b), and Vacation, Holiday and Sick pay).  A staff development fund of $1,000 per year is also provided to encourage skill development and growth for the position. Salary for this position starts at $80,000-85,000.

HOW TO APPLY

TO APPLY

E-mail a cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications, along with a current resume to: recruiter@ccnorthbay.org with “Marin Natural Resources Manager” in the subject field. 

All applicants must be fully vaccinated effective January 2022.

ConservatioN corps north Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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