Assistant Project Coordinator, Park Stewardship Program

San Francisco, California
Nov 16, 2017
Jan 15, 2018
Employment Type
Full time, Temporary / Seasonal
Salary Type

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is one of the world's largest national parks in an urban area, encompassing 80,000 acres of California coastal landscape and visited by 17 million people each year. These parklands add immeasurably to the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (Parks Conservancy) is the non-profit partner of this national park. The Parks Conservancy works with the National Park Service on projects to preserve and restore habitat, rehabilitate trails and trail corridors, improve facilities for park visitors, and protect special status species during these projects.

Position Overview
This is a temporary, fulltime position starting in February and culminating in September 2018. The Assistant Project Coordinator reports to the Park Stewardship Restoration Specialist and is responsible for implementing a range of activities pertaining to the Mission blue butterfly translocation project which seeks to enhance Mission blue populations and protect host plant habitat across multiple sites in San Mateo and Marin Counties within the GGNRA.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and communicate with other Parks Conservancy and NPS staff and interns as need to manage logistics and staffing needs for field activities pertaining to the Mission blue butterfly translocation project
  • Help capture and translocate Mission blue butterflies from San Bruno Mountain to other sites within the GGNRA.
  • Manage all monitoring data and enter data onto pre-defined datasheets.
  • Coordinate lupine seed collection efforts at sites within the GGNRA and other state or federally managed lands.
  • Survey lupines for Mission blue butterfly eggs at translocated sites.
  • Map populations of lupine habitat using GPS and use GIS to create maps for project planning, implementation, and reporting.
  • Support lupine planting, watering, and caretaking at Milagra Ridge.
  • Analyze data and prepare summary reports.
  • Develop and manage contracts to complete restoration actions to remove invasive species in Mission blue butterfly habitat.
  • Maintain good communication and positive working relations with agency staff and external partners.
  • Work with field staff, interns, and volunteers to implement restoration projects including invasive species removal, revegetation, mapping and monitoring.
  • Complete daily work logs, herbicide use logs, and work performed forms.
  • Provide additional support to other Parks Conservancy and NPS staff as needed.
  • Other natural resource management duties as timing permits and as assigned (training will be provided). 

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology/environmental science or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 10 months+ experience in field application of ecological restoration techniques, including invasive plant control, and revegetation.
  • 10 months+ experience in GIS applications and GPS data collection.
  • Experience with wildlife or vegetation monitoring.
  • Experience training and leading a diverse population of volunteers, interns or staff.  
  • Experience working in and around federally listed species and associated habitats preferred.
  • Experience managing and working with contractors to complete restoration work preferred.
  • Current Department of California Qualified Applicator Certificate preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google calendars, and Google Drive.
  • Demonstrates experience working independently to complete field work.
  • Ability to write clearly and informatively and adjust writing style to meet specific needs. Experience writing scientific or technical reports preferred.
  • Ability to enter, analyze, and display data using Excel. Knowledge of basic statistics preferred.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform office management tasks, including planning and logistics.
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to stay positive in demanding situations.
  • Sense of humor, flexibility, adaptability, and collaboration a must!
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, proactive problem solver, takes initiative to get the job done.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and accomplish tasks on time.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and clean driving record or the ability to provide own transportation.

Physical Requirements and Work Environments:

  • Work is performed in an office and outdoor setting.
  • Work performed outdoors in various weather conditions. Requires working with poison oak, and around ticks and yellow jackets.
  • Ability to carries and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have clean driving record to operate vehicles as required.

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with work experience, skills and educational background.

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