Natural Resource Specialist 3 (Private Forest Accord Grant Coordinator)
- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Salem, Oregon
- $4,693.00 - $7,180.00 Monthly
- Closing date
- Sep 29, 2022
- Nonprofit, Government
- Conservation science
- Ecology, Ecosystem Services, Environmental Justice, Forestry, Land Management, Grant Writing, Other
- Job Level
- Mid level
- Salary Type
- Employment Type
Make a Difference in Oregon's Natural Resources!
Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.
Are you knowledgeable in grant administration and project management? Do you enjoy working with people with diverse interests toward a common purpose? Do you have strong organization and coordination skills, and a desire to work on fish and wildlife conservation? If so, please consider applying for this opportunity!
Due to the specialized nature of this position, we are leaving this recruitment open until filled with the first review of applications beginning at 8AM on September 5, 2022. Apply now, as this recruitment may close anytime after that initial review date.
Did you know:
• We offer full medical, vision and dental plans with employees paying either 1-5% of their rates
• You will start out accruing 8 hours of sick and 8 hours of vacation leave per month, with your vacation leave accruals increasing every 5 years
• You have access to 24 hours (3 days) of personal business leave to use at your discretion each year
• You receive eleven paid holidays per year
What you will do:
The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate ODFW activities related to the Private Forest Accord (PFA) Mitigation Fund and Grant Program. The PFA Grant Program’s purpose is to fund projects that mitigate impacts of forest practices by restoring aquatic organism passage, restoring stream complexity, flow, and function, addressing beaver conservation and restoration, and conserving and restoring riparian habitats in Oregon. The PFA Grant Coordinator is responsible for grant management, program tracking, and delivery of funding to conservation projects that address PFA mitigation needs while adhering to state policies, statutes, and rules.
We are seeking applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and have the following skills and experience:
• Three years of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program. At least one year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a fish or wildlife program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities; AND
• A Bachelor's degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Bachelor's degree with at least 45 quarter (30 semester) hours of biological/ecological coursework, or three additional years of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program.
A Master's degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Master's degree in biological/ecological sciences will substitute for up to one year of the required experience.
A Doctorate degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Doctorate degree in biological/ecological sciences will substitute for up to two years of the required experience.
What we’re looking for:
• Project management experience
• Grant administration experience
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong meeting facilitation skills
• Experience with environmental permitting
• Experience with Oregon forest ecology
• Experience with Oregon’s aquatic habitats
You do not need to have all these attributes to be considered for this opening, however, the most competitive candidates will have most of them. If you meet the minimum qualifications but not all of the desired attributes, you are still strongly encouraged to apply!
If you are passionate about natural resources, we invite you to join our team and assist with furthering ODFW’s mission by partnering with communities and sharing how our work has a positive effect on Oregon’s fish, wildlife and their habitats. ODFW is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce as we strive to represent and better serve our neighboring communities. Our most important asset is our employees, and each person brings unique, different, and important contributions to the workplace and community we serve. With Oregon’s changing demographics, a workforce that reflects this change will make us stronger and create an opportunity for better decision making. Consider joining our team as we lead ODFW into the future!
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Our mission is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.
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