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Habitat Restoration Specialist- Lake Stevens, WA

Organization: Sound Salmon Solutions

Position Title: Habitat Restoration Specialist

Location: Lake Stevens, WA

Hours and Compensation: $15.00 – $16.50 /hr

Application Deadline: January 12th, 2014



Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with design, planning, coordination, and implementation of habitat restoration projects including acquisition of supplies and materials, site preparation, maintenance, and monitoring.
  • Coordinate work schedule and equipment needs to accomplish project tasks with the Habitat Sound Salmon Solutions staff, partner agencies, contractors, and landownerso Limited assistance to Sound Salmon Solutions staff to prepare and submit grant proposals, reports to local, state and federal agencies, private businesses, and foundations.
  • Conduct site visits and project reviews with landowners, agency officials, and SSS staff; respond to requests for information and assistance; identify potential restoration projects; perform site assessments and surveys, including vegetation, stream, and fish passage barrier assessments
  • Communicate effectively with staff, volunteers, partner organizations, and the general restoration community
  • Manage projects and activities as directed by the Habitat Program Manager.
  • Supervise restoration crew and manage field activities on a daily basis.
  • Manual and chemical control of invasive and noxious weeds from project sites.



  • Knowledge of stream and wetland habitat restoration strategies
  •  Ability to interact and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writingo Knowledge of native vegetation of western Washington, functional roles in riparian areas, and methods for removal/control of non-native invasive vegetation and noxious weeds
  • Knowledge of salmon habitat restoration project components, including placement of log and rock weirs, removal and installation of culverts, construction of fences, bioengineering methods, and planting of native vegetation in riparian areas
  • Ability to organize and plan own schedule of activities and to set priorities related to work goals set by the Program Manager and Habitat Coordinator.
  • Ability to organize several concurrent projects into an efficient timeline, coordinating work windows, equipment needs, and budget
  • Ability to utilize field GPS unit and ArcGIS software to produce output maps that document project activities for presentations or reports
  • Ability to use MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) write reports, track work progress, record field data, and develop presentations
  • Ability to work efficiently, independently, as part of a team, and under adverse field conditions
  • A valid State of Washington driver’s license and dependable transportation is required
  • A valid Washington State Pesticide Applicator’s License must be obtained within three months of beginning employment
  • Ability to perform physically demanding labor outdoors, at remote locations and on difficult terrain, under all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to operate and repair hand and power tools; familiarity working around heavy equipment
  • Desirable Knowledge and Skills:
  • Knowledge of the Stillaguamish and Snohomish River basins, and Island County watersheds
  • Familiarity with local resource management entitieso Knowledge of Puget Sound salmon recovery efforts
  • Knowledge of vegetation propagation and monitoring techniques
  • Ability to assist with experimental design, manage data, and perform and interpret statistical analyses

How to Apply

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