Wetland Restoration Specialist

The Trust for Tomorrow

Greenwood , Mississippi

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - WETLAND RESTORATION SPECIALIST

MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA

The Trust for Tomorrow has an opening for a wetland restoration specialist. This position will be responsible for assisting landowners and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) with enrollment, planning, and implementation Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) / Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) projects in the states of Mississippi and Louisiana.  The anticipated start date is October 2, 2017.

Duties will include:

  • Meeting with landowners on site and in field offices to discuss and implement NRCS easement programs and restoration practices.
  • Providing preliminary plans, maps, access information, and other restoration and easement documents.
  • Gathering all documents to create files and folders for NRCS applications and contracts.
  • Coordination with technical contacts and field personnel for duties, assignments and progress reporting.
  • Coordination with other partnering organizations and state agencies in the implementation of conservation practices.
  • Attending necessary NRCS meetings for representation and inclusion in program delivery.
  • Performing basic computer data entry skills to assist with entering conservation program applications.
  • Provide project planning and construction oversight, inspection, and quality assurance for restoration projects in Louisiana.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a science-related field and demonstrated knowledge of wildlife habitat restoration techniques including wetland restoration, reforestation, native grass establishment and other habitat management practices. Five years related experience is preferred.
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies, private landowners, and contractors - experience with USDA Farm Bill programs administered through NRCS is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Experience with construction techniques used to restore wetlands and associated upland habitats.
  • Experience in taking accurate field surveys using laser levels, GPS, and other surveying equipment, as well as the ability to keep accurate field notes during site survey and construction.
  • Experience with deeds, easements, right-of-ways, surveys, and legal descriptions preferred.
  • Must be computer literate and proficient with Microsoft applications including spreadsheets, internet and computer applications. ArcGIS and AutoCAD skills and experience are preferred.
  • Individual will work from a NRCS field office, anticipated to be in the area of Greenwood, Mississippi, and will be required to reside in a centralized location to efficiently service projects sites throughout Mississippi and Louisiana. Frequent travel is required, including overnight.
  • Salary will be based on experience and qualifications with a projected starting range between $40,000 - $48,000.00.

To apply, email a copy of a resume and three references by September 1, 2017, to:

April L. Temple, Executive Director

aprtemple@trustfortomorrow.org

The Trust for Tomorrow is a 501(c)3 environmental non-profit organization that specializes in restoring critical landscapes to ensure a sustainable future.  Visit www.trustfortomorrow.org to learn more.