WETLAND RESTORATION SPECIALIST
MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA
The Trust for Tomorrow has an opening for a wetland restoration specialist. This position will be responsible for assisting landowners and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) with enrollment, planning, and implementation Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) / Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) projects in the states of Mississippi and Louisiana. The anticipated start date is October 2, 2017.
Duties will include:
- Meeting with landowners on site and in field offices to discuss and implement NRCS easement programs and restoration practices.
- Providing preliminary plans, maps, access information, and other restoration and easement documents.
- Gathering all documents to create files and folders for NRCS applications and contracts.
- Coordination with technical contacts and field personnel for duties, assignments and progress reporting.
- Coordination with other partnering organizations and state agencies in the implementation of conservation practices.
- Attending necessary NRCS meetings for representation and inclusion in program delivery.
- Performing basic computer data entry skills to assist with entering conservation program applications.
- Provide project planning and construction oversight, inspection, and quality assurance for restoration projects in Louisiana.
- A Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field and demonstrated knowledge of wildlife habitat restoration techniques including wetland restoration, reforestation, native grass establishment and other habitat management practices. Five years related experience is preferred.
- Experience working with state and federal agencies, private landowners, and contractors – experience with USDA Farm Bill programs administered through NRCS is strongly preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
- Experience with construction techniques used to restore wetlands and associated upland habitats.
- Experience in taking accurate field surveys using laser levels, GPS, and other surveying equipment, as well as the ability to keep accurate field notes during site survey and construction.
- Experience with deeds, easements, right-of-ways, surveys, and legal descriptions preferred.
- Must be computer literate and proficient with Microsoft applications including spreadsheets, internet and computer applications. ArcGIS and AutoCAD skills and experience are preferred.
- Individual will work from a NRCS field office, anticipated to be in the area of Greenwood, Mississippi, and will be required to reside in a centralized location to efficiently service projects sites throughout Mississippi and Louisiana. Frequent travel is required, including overnight.
- Salary will be based on experience and qualifications with a projected starting range between $40,000 – $48,000.00.
To apply, email a copy of a resume and three references by September 1, 2017, to:
April L. Temple, Executive Director
The Trust for Tomorrow is a 501(c)3 environmental non-profit organization that specializes in restoring critical landscapes to ensure a sustainable future. Visit www.trustfortomorrow.org to learn more.