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Salmon Habitat Recovery Program Manager

Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board
Wenatchee, Washington State
Salary range for this non-exempt position is $60,000 – $75,000, plus full benefits.
Closing date
Mar 28, 2024

We are looking for someone to join our team in the role of Salmon Habitat Recovery Project Manager. This full-time position will support the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Upper Columbia Programmatic Habitat Project and will work with BPA, partners and stakeholders involved in implementing salmon habitat and watershed restoration projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

• Act as the primary point of contact within the Upper Columbia region for technical, funding, policy, and process questions related to BPA’s Upper Columbia Programmatic Habitat Project.

• Work directly with BPA representatives to schedule, coordinate, and help guide reoccurring meetings with Programmatic sponsors to track project status and timelines.

• Track project contracts and associated budgets including changes to project timelines and implementation needs. • Coordinate to ensure the required design reviews are completed.

• Maintain BPA Programmatic project metrics in the Salmon Recovery Portal (SRP).

• Complete and/or contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements.

• Advocate within the BPA Fish and Wildlife Program for support of strategic salmon recovery programs and projects.

• Track emerging salmon recovery issues, policies, funding and key initiatives and disseminate within UCSRB and to key partners as appropriate.

• Support and assist the UCSRB team with other regional programs, outreach and other key priorities as needed and assigned by the Executive Director.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in natural resource, fisheries, aquatic or environmental sciences, or related field and at least three years of direct salmon recovery related experience, or five years of equivalent experience in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in natural resource, fisheries biology, fish and wildlife management or closely related field.

• Knowledge of state, federal and regional planning and policies pertaining to salmon recovery.

• Knowledge of WA State permitting requirements. A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

• Strong communication, organizational and coordination skills

• Ability to engage effectively with multiple entities, from state and federal agencies and sovereign tribes to community groups and private landowners.

• General knowledge of data collection, data synthesis, monitoring and evaluation.

• Ability to work under tight timelines with multiple and overlapping tasks.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team.

• Familiarity with standard office software applications such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

• Willingness to work a flexible hybrid schedule that includes occasional evening/weekend events and travel within the UCSRB service area, to Olympia and other locations where regional salmon recovery meetings are held.

Salary: The salary range for this non-exempt position is $60,000 – $75,000 plus full benefits. Benefits package includes retirement, medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

Closing date: Position open until filled.

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Organizational Background: The Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (UCSRB) is a nonprofit, formed to serve as a regional salmon recovery organization and to coordinate and implement the Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan. One of eight regional salmon recovery organizationsin Washington, the UCSRB is directed by a five-member board with representatives from Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan Counties, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and the Yakama Nation. The UCSRB staff work to support partner organizations, tribes, governments, industry, and other interests in collaborative efforts to enhance ecological restoration processes for salmon recovery and advocate for Upper Columbia regional needs and resources that provide economic, cultural and social benefits to our regional communities. The UCSRB is an equal opportunity employer

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