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Restoration Operations Specialist – Oakland, CA

Organization Overview: Save the Bay

Position Title: Restoration Operations Specialist

Location: Oakland, CA

Hours & Compensation: Full-time.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2013.

Posted On: May 16, 2013.

Organization Overview:

Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay. As its leading champion since 1961, Save The Bay protects the Bay from pollution and inappropriate shoreline development, making it cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. We restore habitat and secure strong policies to re-establish 100,000 acres of wetlands that are essential for a healthy Bay. We engage 40,000 supporters, advocates and volunteers to protect the Bay, and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders by educating thousands of students annually.


The Restoration Operations Specialist is responsible for assisting in the restoration and adaptive management of San Francisco Bay Estuary tidal marsh transition zone projects at Save The Bay by leading community-based restoration programs, assisting with project planning and implementation, coordinating monitoring efforts of restoration activities, and organizing regional best-restoration technique trainings for bay-wide practitioners. The Specialist serves as a liaison and support for seasonal restoration field staff as well as supporting the Science and Restoration Projects Manager and the Nursery Manager in advancing adaptive tidal marsh restoration.

The Restoration Operations Specialist will spend approximately 60-70% of their time leading field programs and conducting field research, and completing out-of-office tasks. Remaining time will be spent in the office ordering supplies, inputting data, developing new materials, and performing other tasks necessary for the successful operation of the Restoration program.

This position works in close partnership with Save The Bay’s restoration team, and reports to the Community-based Restoration Program Manager.


  • Lead one-day habitat restoration field programs approximately 2-3 times a week for adult and student volunteers. Volunteer tasks include: native seed collection, non-native plant removal, propagation and outplantings, and shoreline trash and debris removal.
  • Work most weeks Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Ensure current best restoration practices including invasive plant removal techniques, native planting and volunteer-associated programmatic improvements. Participate in project site planning and strategy.
  • Communicate program logistics to staff, including weekly updates, and retrieve and track project reports from staff.
  • Oversee all purchasing of equipment and supplies for restoration programs and native plant nursery; manage equipment and supplies budget.
  • Manage and maintain inventory of restoration tools, equipment, and safety gear, and manage and maintain trucks.
  • Assist with administrative record keeping, including accurate and timely data entry of program statistics.
  • Coordinate monitoring days and input monitoring data efficiently and maintain monitoring databases.
  • Assist with operation and maintenance of native plant nurseries.
  • Work with restoration team to develop new student and adult education and team building curriculum.
  • Undertake independent and group research projects as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) in ecology, environmental studies, biology, or related field.
  • Two to three years experience in leading high quality outdoor environmental education programs and/or habitat restoration projects.
  • 1-2 years experience in wetland restoration.
  • Experience in restoration monitoring and data management.
  • Energy and enthusiasm for working with volunteers of diverse backgrounds and differing ability levels.
  • Detail-oriented with a high degree of reliability in managing data and records using Excel.
  • Computer proficiency with Windows software package and Internet research applications. Initiative, creativity, and collaborative work style.
  • Passion for and commitment to Save the Bay’s mission.
  • Ability to work weekends.
  • CPR certified (if not certified, training courses are offered frequently and partially subsidized by Save the Bay).
  • Clean background check.
  • Valid California driver’s license and favorable driving history.
  • Ability to lift at least 40 lbs.

How to Apply: 

Please email your resume and cover letter to by Friday, May 31st. Subject line: Restoration Operations Specialist — [your last name]

Or mail to: Restoration Operations Specialist Search, Save The Bay, 1330 Broadway, Suite 1800 Oakland, CA 94612

Contact Information:

Save the Bay,

1330 Broadway, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA 94612

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