Details: This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal. Salary is commensurate with experience.
9255 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Are you ready to put to work your passion for habitat restoration and endangered species conservation? The Environmental Scientist Associate assists the Watershed Conservation Director with large and small scale habitat restoration and conservation projects, and is a key part of a team working to restore creek habitat to recover critically endangered coho salmon in Marin County, CA. The right candidate is capable of strenuous physical labor, enjoys working outdoors and in an office, and works well as part of a team as well as independently.
Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), an award-winning marine wildlife and watershed protection organization with offices in California, Texas and Hawai’i, seeks a full-time Environmental Scientist Associate to join our fast-paced, innovative environmental organization and be a key part of our Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) team.
Through our Ocean Wildlife Program initiatives and SPAWN, we are leading the grassroots fight against extinction locally, nationally and internationally. We take on the big problems of the world’s oceans — industrial fishing, climate change, and pollution — with a can-do attitude.
Learn more about our work at www.seaturtles.org.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Habitat Restoration and Maintenance (70%)
- Carry out habitat restoration projects
- Install and maintain native plants and trees
- Install and maintain erosion control features
- Collect, clean, and organize native seeds
- Work with and oversee construction contractors
- Monitor restoration projects for effectiveness
- Perform project maintenance
- Invasive species removal
- Install plant protective measures
- Feed/fertilize/water/mulch plantings
- Repair and replace drip irrigation infrastructure
- Lead and supervise interns and volunteers to carry out tasks
Project Assistance (15%)
- Scientific study data collection of hydrology and floodplain topography
- Adult and juvenile salmonid species population monitoring
- Project planning and design
- Documentation and reporting
Volunteer Management and Outreach (10%)
- Plan and lead volunteer events
- Supervise and train volunteers
- Database entry
- Volunteer recruitment
- Native plant nursery maintenance
- Facilities repair
- Project assistance as needed
WHAT YOU'LL BRING - THE BASICS:
- Experience in habitat restoration techniques (including erosion control, seeding, irrigation, planting)
- Experience leading groups and supervising volunteers
- Knowledge of, or fast ability to learn, native and non-native flora and fauna
- Understanding of ecological restoration and ecology
- Interest in stream restoration and hydrology
- Strong skills in data collection and entry
- Flexible and adaptable approach
- Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural resources, ecology, hydrology, fisheries biology, or another related field
WHAT YOU'LL BRING - WHAT SETS YOU APART!
- Experience with stream restoration projects
- Experience operating heavy machinery (skid-steer, tractor, backhoe, etc.)
- Experience handling endangered species, fish, or other wildlife
- Experience with salmonid biology and research
- Experience with Arc GIS and GPS
- Interest or experience in marine wildlife conservation
LOCATION: Candidates must commute daily to the Turtle Island Restoration Network’s offices in beautiful, rural West Marin, CA near Point Reyes National Seashore, to nearby work sites and meetings throughout Marin County.
We offer a competitive benefits package including vacation, health insurance, and paid holidays. Position begins in August 2018. TIRN is committed to creating a diverse workforce. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Education Required