Northeastern Oregon Project Manager

  • Trout Unlimted
  • La Grande, Oregon
  • Nov 23, 2016
Full time Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Water Quality Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodpains Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

Position Summary
TU is looking for a full time Project Manager to work with landowners, agencies and other organizations to develop restoration projects in the Umatilla, Grande Ronde and John Day watersheds. The project manager will be responsible for working cooperatively with partners in restoration to develop new projects for implementation. This work will focus on restoration activities that improve habitat for ESA listed species. The position requires an individual who is self-motivated, action oriented, works well with diverse personalities, and has hopeful ideals about accomplishing and finishing great work.

Skills relating to riverine restoration, real estate and water right transactions, hydrology, working agriculture, and project management are preferred in this position. The Project Manager will support TU's presence as a leader in working on project oriented streamflow and habitat restoration. This position requires frequent travel and will be based out of La Grande, Oregon.

Duties and Responsibilities
Identify and develop restoration projects
Partner with landowners and conservation partners to prioritize, fund and implement projects that improve stream flows and fish habitat
Facilitate, coordinate and manage construction projects
Work with supervisor and other staff on program strategies and project priorities
Clear and frequent communications on work efforts and project status to partners and agencies
Maintain project files Track budget, reporting deadlines and meet deliverables for projects and grants portfolios and databases
Ensure close coordination with agencies, funders and others
Collect and manage ecological and hydrological data
Pre and post project monitoring to determine effectiveness
Attend, participate, and represent TU in meetings relevant TU's mission

A minimum of 5 years relevant experience. Experience with restoration techniques, water use and irrigated agriculture and complex multi-party negotiations is essential.
Knowledge of natural resources, biology, hydrology, and watershed processes
Project and grant management skills required.
Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with a wide range of partners and personalities.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as first rate research and analytic skills.
Demonstrated organizational and problem solving abilities. The job requires the ability to prioritize workload, to be highly motivated and self-directed.
A passion for fisheries conservation and for protecting and restoring rivers and streams.
Previous experience with media, outreach, and/or legal research is desirable.
Ability to travel, periodically overnight.

Position closes December 15th at 5 pm, interviews with qualified candidates will occur in early 2017.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act.

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.
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Job Level

Mid-level, Senior-level


Nonprofit- NGO


Competitive salary based on experience, including an attractive benefits package.