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RESTORATION Project Manager – Sacramento, CA

Organization: Sacramento Tree Foundation

Job Title: RESTORATION Project Manager- Blue Heron Trails Visitor Contact Center (Grant Funded Project)

Location: Sacramento, CA

Hours and Compensation: Part-time appointment with flexible scheduling opportunities. Position ends with grant completion. Hourly wage, commensurate with experience.

Position Dates:  Anticipated timeline of grant implementation is July 11, 2012 to July 31, 2015.

Application Deadline: June 22, 2012

Posted On: June 14, 2012

Organization Overview

For 29 years the Sacramento Tree Foundation has worked to educate the residents of the Sacramento region about the importance of trees in our communities. The Tree Foundation’s mission is to build the best regional urban forest in the nation. In addition to educating people of all ages, the Tree Foundation engages the community and mobilizes citizens to plant and care for the trees in the Sacramento region.

Description

The Project Manager works within the Native Trees in Urban and Rural Environments (NATURE) program and performs all project management duties related to the Blue Heron Trails Visitor Contract Center project. This project is anticipated to be funded with a 2012 California EEMP Grant. The Project Manager works closely with project partners (including the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and the Center for Land Based Learning) to finalize project planning, manage implementation and ensure overall success of the project. The Project Manager will ensure grant compliance and overall project success by utilizing personal knowledge of environmental restoration and grant management practices to oversee each step of the 3 year project process. Tree Foundation goals will be supported as the project is completed by leveraging community volunteers, service organizations and students to implement the planned grassland restoration, tree planting and habitat enhancement activities. A background in environmental restoration or natural resources management with experience in grassland restoration and invasive weed management is required.

Responsibilities

  • Project development, implementation and completion within the guidelines of the grant requirements.
  • Ongoing communication and collaboration with grantors, project partners, the public, supervisory staff and agency regulators.
  • Preparation of ecologically appropriate implementation plans including California native grassland restoration, oak savannah creation, hedgerow and bio-swale landscape feature creation and ongoing invasive weed management.
  • Project development and management including developing and finalizing project plans, materials and contractor sourcing, labor procurement and training, ongoing project reporting, budget management and grant invoicing.
  • Utilization of knowledge about native plants (with an emphasis on native grass species and their establishment), soils, ecosystem functions, hydrology, wildlife interactions, restoration best management practices and integrated weed management to ensure project appropriateness and long-term sustainability.
  • Budget creation, expense tracking, invoice preparation and collaboration with Tree Foundation Finance and Accounting departments to ensure consistency with budget management.
  • Communicate Tree Foundation messages to community members at volunteer work days, planting and community outreach events.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Leadership Expectations
  • Supervise project-specific employees, interns and volunteers.
  • Assure compliance with grant requirements, environmental permitting, partner negotiations, organizational strategic plan values and goals.
  • Maintain reporting paperwork and grant files to reflect current progress.
  • Manage budgets and project-specific invoicing. Work with Finance and Accounting to ensure compliance with policy and procedure.
  • Communicate successes and challenges with the NATURE Program Director and partner organizations at regular meetings.
  • Manage and support daily interactions between members of all project partner organizations.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and a high standard of work ethic.
  • Maintain compliance with all safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Present self, position, and the Sacramento Tree Foundation positively in all activities and settings.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, integrity, and commitment.

Qualifications

  • Educational background in restoration ecology, land-use planning, natural resource management or related field.
  • Experience with grassland restoration and invasive weed management.
  • Understanding of nonprofit, mission-based organizations and an interest in building a better community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.
  • Willingness to honor all policies and procedures.
  • Sound reasoning and decision making skills.
  • Class C driver’s license, in good standing.
  • California Department of Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicator (QAL) license (must be obtained within 90 days of beginning work).
  • Experience using GIS based data-management and mapping systems.
  • Ability to walk and work safely on uneven terrain and steep slopes.
  • Capacity to perform repetitious movements for extended periods.
  • Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings.

How to Apply

Application Deadline:

June 22, 2012. Late applications will not be reviewed.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit your application (can be found at http://www.sactree.com/doc.aspx?13 ), resume and cover letter by March 23, 2012.

By email: nature@sactree.com

Mail/Delivery:

Sacramento Tree Foundation

191 Lathrop Way, Suite D

Sacramento, CA 95815

Attn: Zarah Wyly

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