The Nature Conservancy Stream and Wetland Mitigation Coordinator in Ohio
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The Nature Conservancy’s Ohio Stream and Wetland In-Lieu Fee Mitigation Program (OMP) utilizes mitigation funds to locate and develop restoration projects in the state of Ohio that maximize success and conservation outcomes for the State’s dynamic watersheds. The Stream and Wetland Mitigation Coordinator provides support to the OMP by working with conservation partners to identify and evaluate potential restoration sites, writing restoration concept plans, and developing, managing and advancing restoration projects throughout Ohio to meet the mitigation goals of the OMP.
The Stream and Wetland Mitigation Coordinator provides technical support to the OMP and carries out the identification, evaluation, negotiation, and approval of potential restoration sites for the program. The position’s primary responsibilities are outreach to conservation partners and others regarding the OMP’s needs for restoration sites, research of potential sites, evaluation of nominated properties for their feasibility and mitigation potential, negotiation with landowners regarding the permanent protection of the properties, and the development of preliminary restoration concept plans for the sites. This position is responsible for understanding and implementing OMP procedures and objectives, collaborates with TNC staff in identifying and assessing potential wetland and stream restoration sites that are appropriate as OMP projects. The Stream and Wetland Mitigation Coordinator works under the supervision of the Mitigation Program Manager, and collaboratively with other OMP staff, TNC conservation staff, staff from the Corps, Ohio EPA and other organizations, and individuals as needed in carrying out duties.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE
Gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals.
Financial responsibility may include working within/managing a budget to complete projects.
Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
Under minimal supervision, makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
BA/BS degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience negotiating complex agreements.
Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
Experience with principles of land acquisition.
Must have, or when appropriate be able to obtain, a valid Ohio driver's license.
Ability to work closely and effectively with conservation partners, contractors, consultants, agencies, and staff on all aspects of stream and wetland restoration and mitigation projects.
Demonstrated ability to manage complex restoration projects.
Experience preparing scopes of work for wetland restoration, enhancement, or re-establishment.
Completion of wetland delineation and ORAM trainings, plus knowledge and training in other Ohio wetland and stream assessment techniques.
Proficiency in developing and implementing monitoring protocols to evaluate compensatory mitigation project performance and success criteria.
Demonstrated understanding of key ecological processes influencing wetland and stream ecosystems in Ohio.
Excellent communication skills via written, spoken and graphical means in English.
Demonstrated proficiency in analyzing, interpreting and synthesizing a variety of data including soil surveys, topographic maps and ArcGIS.
Experience with land protection and real estate transactions.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
HOW TO APPLY
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Job Title: Stream and Wetland Mitigation Coordinator
Job ID: 45463
Full/Part Time: Full-Time