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Gila Watershed Partnership: Habitat Restoration Manager

Gila Watershed Partnership Habitat Restoration Manager Position

Location: Safford, AZ
Closes: 7/10/2018
Salary:  $35,000 – $40,000
JOB TYPE: Full-time/Salary

Organizational mission:

To improve the water quality and ecosystem condition of the Upper Gila Watershed while enriching the local community through education and economic opportunity.

Position Summary:
The Habitat Restoration Manager is responsible for operating and refining the GWPs restoration program. The position includes planning and supervising restoration projects, managing contracts, collecting monitoring data, analyzing results, and communicating lessons learned to the broader scientific and management community. The Habitat Restoration Manager will work locally with contractors, landowners, partners and stakeholders to accomplish restoration goals, report progress, use outcomes to improve future planning, and revise protocols as needed to ensure successful project completion. There is potential for growth and development of this position and program.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Biology, Conservation, Ecology, or related field, or a bachelor’s degree in the same with experience leading projects from beginning to end.
  • Positive attitude and ability to inspire and motivate team members
    Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to interact with a wide variety of constituents through meetings, presentation, and writing
  • Three years minimum applied field experience in the field of habitat restoration
  • Demonstrated successful experience leading and managing field crews or teams
  • Proficient in ArcGIS suite
  • Proven ability to manage and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Should be a good listener.
  • Demonstrated management skills related to planning, organization, team building and follow-up.
  • Experience synthesizing and interpret ecological monitoring data
  • General computer skills including Microsoft Office and data management
  • A valid state driver’s license

Work Environment
Work schedule involves occasional outdoor work in extreme temperatures
Work requires safe use of hand tools, herbicide application equipment, power tools, and heavy machinery. Additional safety equipment and risk management training will be provided if needed. Significant travel is required to inspect and work at field locations and to attend conferences, outreach, and community events. Some weekend or evening work may be required for important events or activities.

The Gila Watershed Partnership offices are located in Safford, Arizona, a small, friendly city on the
edge of the Sonoran Desert and nestled in the shadow of Mount Graham. Safford and the Gila Valley
offer numerous outdoor rec


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Melanie Tluczek, Executive Director at by July 10, 2018.


Mexican Wolf Field Tech | Alpine, AZ | Closes 8/15/2018

Mexican Wolf Field Tech

Agency: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location: Alpine, AZ
Closes: 8/15/2018
Salary: Living Stipend: Competitive grant application via NGO and Housing Provided
JOB TYPE: Internship


Major Duties: The volunteer will perform a variety of tasks in support of the Mexican wolf recovery project. Team members must be excellent and open communicators, team oriented, and adaptable to the dynamic nature of the program. This is a very field-based opportunity. Duties MAY include the following: • Monitoring wolf distribution and occurrence (using track identification , scat ID, and howling surveys) • Conducting radio-telemetry (by vehicle or hiking, or assisting with aerial telemetry) using receivers and H-antenna to monitor the locations and movements of radio collared wolves. Telemetry skills also involve using a map, compass and GPS to triangulate and plot wolf locations. Previous experience with radio-telemetry is a strong plus. • Hazing wolves using non-lethal munitions such as cracker shells. Previous experience using firearms is a plus. (Applicants must be legally able to possess a firearm) • Backcountry travel by 4WD vehicle, hiking and backpacking. Camping and horseback riding are possible. Extended periods of work in remote areas for behavioral observations and various management activities can occur. • Depending on seasonal needs, the volunteer MAY assist project biologists with various wolf management and research activities such as: Capture (using leg-hold traps or darting) Radio collaring of wolves including medical workups (blood, vaccines, etc.) and measurements Possible monitoring of den and rendezvous site activity Being a courteous ambassador of the wolf program, distributing current wolf information and educational materials to ranchers, campers, hunters, and other persons using the recovery area • The majority of field data is collected and entered in the field utilizing collector app software on an iPad. Office tasks such as data entry (syncing remotely collected data, managing photo database, etc.) and equipment maintenance (vehicles, traps, snowmobiles, ATV’s, etc.) are routinely conducted. Depending on current seasonal activities, volunteer may be asked to assist with a wide variety of project needs, complex or tedious. Flexibility and a good helpful attitude are essential.



Qualifications: The applicant should be age 21 or over, in excellent physical health and hold a current driver’s license. He/she must be able to work independently and with a team and demonstrate a good level of flexibility. Work conditions are often in remote areas with extreme environmental conditions. Long, irregular hours can be anticipated. Must be able to work and live in backcountry conditions for extended hitches (independently and in teams). Ideal candidates are highly motivated, detail oriented, organized, and able to maintain a positive disposition even under adverse conditions. Applicants with or working towards a Bachelors degree in wildlife biology are desirable. Experiences in backcountry travel, map and compass use, wildlife or wolf handling and tracking, ranching, hunting and trapping are helpful. Remote backcountry hiking and camping experience, radio-telemetry, 4WD vehicle operation, and good communication skills are preferred. During their first few months, volunteers will be evaluated to assess their skills, decision making, and ability to learn for overall compatibility with program needs and to ensure the safety of themselves and others; working in remote areas can be hazardous. Applicants must be willing to represent the views and goals of the USFWS, Mexican Wolf Recovery Program to cooperators and the public, and adhere to the services code of conduct and ethics. E-mail a short cover letter, resume, and 3 references as one document to: No phone calls please. The position announcement closes as soon as filled; early consideration will be given as resumes are received.


Contact: Allison R Greenleaf;;


Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Team Member | Bullhead City, AZ | Closes 7/21/2018

Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Team Member

Agency: Great Basin Institute
Location: Bullhead City, AZ
Closes: 7/21/2018
Salary: AmeriCorps Living Stipend: $4,600
JOB TYPE: Internship



Working collaboratively with Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting (2) Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Outreach Team Member Intern to learn about and participate in activities focused on preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species by recreational watercraft. This internship also provides the opportunity to work on multiple projects including resource management and education at the park. During the main boating season (May-September), the AIS outreach intern will educate the boating public about aquatic invasive species (AIS) and water safety, as well as gain skills and knowledge about the natural and cultural resources at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This position is assigned to be a member on a small team operating at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Kathrine Landing. This position will be performing a variety of duties including (1) Working as part of a diverse outreach team providing exceptional education messages about aquatic invasive species to public audiences; (2) Facilitating visitor contacts to create understanding of park resources, aquatic invasive species, and boater safety and responsibility; (3) Supporting resource management activities (e.g., water sampling); and (4) Encouraging visitors to uphold the mission of the National Park Service.



• Dedication to the position and the AmeriCorps Service Contract; • Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented; • Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities; • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with a diverse public in a variety of forums; • Skilled in meeting and dealing with people. Ability to deal professional with a diverse range of people in a variety of situations, including maintaining a professional demeanor and using sound judgement when faced with stressful, controversial, unprecedented, and/or emergency situations that have the potential for reflecting negatively on the agency. Must know when to defer escalating situations to law enforcement, or next in line of chain of command. • Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable but not required; • Willing to learn general knowledge of Lake Mead National Recreation Area operations, the National Park Service Mission, and the relationship of the park’s use and management program. • Willing to learn about aquatic species threats, biology, transport and abatement. • Some college education, desirable but not required; • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; • Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; • . • Willing to learn about aquatic species threats, biology, transport and abatement. • Willing to learn about the various laws, agency policies, rules, and regulations which apply to the protection of park resources and specific knowledge of the Federal, Park, and State laws pertaining to the transport of invasive species. • Willing to learn about the natural and cultural resources of the park, (e.g., vegetation, wildlife communities, water resources, historic structure and artifacts), and the minimum impact and safety requirements for each permitted activity. • Willing to learn about the types and extent of emergency operations which are carried out in the park and the skills and ability to apply, in a variety of emergency situations, the methods and techniques involved. • Ability to take direction, communicate, and work with others as a member of a team. • Ability to follow set procedures and systematic methods for a variety of tasks. • Knowledge on safety and risk management procedures applicable to the position.


Please follow this link to apply directly through our online portal:

Contact: Simone Maule (360) 440-3924;