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Cowlitz Indian Tribe Restoration Ecologist/Habitat Restoration Project Manager in Vancouver, Washington

Position Summary: The Restoration Ecologist/Habitat Restoration Project Manager position resides within the Habitat Restoration and Conservation Program in the Natural Resources Department. The Restoration Ecologist identifies potential habitat restoration project sites, pursues grant funding for project planning and implementation, secures permits and permissions, hires and manages design consultants, solicits bids and proposals, and selects construction contractors, supervises construction and ensures permit compliance, supervises interns and scientific technicians, manages grant deliverables, and develops interim and final reports. The Restoration Ecologist also provides technical and policy support to other members of the Natural Resources Department, and coordinates with federal, state, local, and private partners and stakeholders. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities include the following, and other related duties as assigned. Project Management *Is responsible for assigned restoration project activities to assure successful, timely completion and reporting. *Acquires equipment for projects / program activities and manages assigned budget(s). *Travels to office and field locations to address actual and/or potential habitat restoration projects or other program goals. *Assures regulatory compliance for habitat projects, including completing permit applications and negotiating permit conditions with all appropriate local, state, and federal agencies. *Writes and edits technical consulting requests for proposals, contract documents, and construction specifications. *Oversees construction of habitat restoration projects. *Prepares project progress and final reports. *Oversees habitat project implementation and effectiveness monitoring, research, and inventories, and engages other entities in all related management aspects of habitat restoration projects. *Records data and informs public, Tribal, state, and federal representatives regarding project activities as appropriate. *Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities. Grant Writing *Writes and submits grant applications, develops project budgets, and conceptualizes project treatment plans. *Identifies and develops restoration projects annually in support of both the Natural Resource Department and the Habitat Restoration and Conservation Program’s goals. *Travels to remote field locations to investigate existing conditions and potential habitat restoration project proposals. *Constructively engages with resource agency personnel and interested parties related to habitat restoration activities. *Coordinates and networks with cooperating agencies and organizations on Tribally relevant projects and potential projects leading to a desired restoration of culturally relevant species and landscapes. General Duties and Responsibilities *Support other Habitat Restoration and Conservation Program Employees *Maintain clear communication pathways between the Program, Department, Tribal Government and Tribal Membership about goals, activities, strategies and outcomes *Develop, sustain and promote strong partnerships and relationships between the Tribe, stakeholders, regulators, and the community *Assists other personnel on a variety of project activities as appropriate. Education and/or Experience: Well qualified candidates will have a working understanding of Pacific salmonid biology, stream ecology, process-based restoration techniques, contracting, strong communication skills, and construction experience. Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year College or University in a natural resource or related science an