Fire and Forestry Project Manager

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Lower Lake, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 May 2023

Tribal EcoRestoration Alliance (TERA)
Lake County, CA
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Full time Positions
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POSITION SUMMARY The Fire & Forestry Project Manager is an organized, detailed-oriented manager who thrives in carrying a project from inception to completion, has strong project management experience, and knowledge of California coast range ecology and stewardship. The Fire & Forestry Project Manager will work closely and collaboratively with the Executive Director (ED), Fuels Captain (FC), and partner organizations to set up TERA’s hand crew for success. The position is estimated to be approximately 80% administrative work in the office, and 20% field work. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Project Management: Attend site visits with ED and create written site / project assessments. Prepare proposals, timelines, estimates and contracts for client / landowner for various project types (primarily includes prescribed and cultural burns, fuels reduction, oak woodland restoration, riparian restoration, invasive plant removal, etc) Understand and follow tribal consultation processes when working on tribal lands Work with ED and FC to develop management goals and methods for each TERA project in order to manage field work, ensure the delivery of high-quality project outcomes Create materials (such as written summaries, spec sheets, drawings) for job sites as needed to communicate goals and methods to clients and TERA staff Support planning and implementation of prescribed and cultural burns - write burn plans, create maps, etc. Manage budget and timeline to track progress for TERA field projects on public, private, and tribal land; work with ED and FC to course correct where needed to achieve project goals Maintain organization-wide rate sheets and enter budgets into Project Tracker for invoicing and grant management Develop field staff schedule based on balancing partner and organizational needs, and adapt schedule as needed; communicate the schedule and changes effectively to the team Prepare tools, materials, equipment and supplies lists for procurement by FC and crew, for specific jobs and general operations as needed Develop project monitoring protocols and implement with field staff as needed Track progress on projects and provide project updates to partners as needed Work with ED and FC to orient crew to the job site and provide ongoing support throughout the completion of the project Provide on-the-job training and mentorship in the field as needed CalFire Multi-Tribal Fire Prevention Project Management: Coordinate project partners to ensure timely, cost-effective completion of deliverables outlined in a Multi-Tribal Fire Prevention grant (over three years) Manage the CEQA process for 200 acres of fuels reduction work on tribal land Manage fuels reduction subcontractors for the grant Grants / Fundraising: Work on grant proposals, budgets, and project plans for fundraising efforts Support grant reporting and administration by interfacing with finance team, providing up to date budgetary information on projects and grants Team Collaboration: Attend weekly All Staff meetings, weekly crew meetings, etc.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in ecology, natural resource management, forestry, or related field OR equivalency of 2-4 years professional experience working within the natural resources field Familiarity with the concept and application of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Experience working with Tribal communities and tribal consultation process Willingness to learn about contemporary challenges, concerns, and interests of Lake County tribal community and ecology 2 years experience as Project Manager implementing fuels management and/or restoration projects, including writing proposals (for clients, partners, funders) 2 years of field work Strong working experience with CEQA and NEPA processes Proficient mapping skills - preferably GIS, also iNaturalist, Google Earth and/or CalTopo for coordinating community-based efforts Skill Sets: Proficiency and flexibility with office technology including PCs, smartphones, digital camera, conference calls (Zoom), Word, and Excel Able to work with diverse groups, build and maintain strong working relationships Able to develop and follow a prioritized plan of work, set and keep deadlines and work on multiple projects concurrently Strong communication skills with the ability to listen well, and write and speak effectively Able to contribute to a high-functioning, collaborative team environment Vehicle and valid driver’s license Native American Preference Applies: Preference given to qualified Native Americans pursuant to the Indian Self Determination and Education Act, public Law 93-638
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Alyson Sagala
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