Jefferson Watershed Project Manager

Job Type(s): Programs / Services
Deadline: March 31, 2019 12:00 am
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Montana Trout Unlimited is seeking a project manager for the Jefferson Watershed.  TU Project Managers hold unique and diverse positions depending on the needs and opportunities in different watersheds.  In short, people in these positions “make things happen on the ground.”   In that spirit, we are hiring a self-motivated and highly capable person to identify, plan, and implement water conservation, fish passage, and stream restoration projects to benefit aquatic resources and fish populations in the Jefferson River watershed.  The Project Manager will work closely with local agricultural communities to seek opportunities to reconnect coldwater sources to mainstem rivers and restore coldwater habitat on private lands, as well as coordinate with agency land managers to conduct similar work on public lands.  The Project Manager will be responsible for all aspects of this work.  In addition to working with private landowners and agency staff, this position will also engage other TU staff, TU chapter volunteers and chapters, and partner organizations working in the watershed.  Experience with stream restoration, contractor oversight, and hydrology are key qualifications.  Excellent interpersonal skills and communications –verbal and written – are a must.

A significant focus will be placed upon partnership-building with the Chuck Robbins Chapter of TU (Dillon, MT) and the George Grant Chapter of TU (Butte, MT), as well as local land trusts, conservation districts, state and federal agencies, landowners, watershed groups, and other non-profit organizations.  In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to seek out, apply for, and obtain funding to support project work and core operational costs.  The Project Manager will work closely with other TU Project Managers in the state to obtain experience and coordinate efforts.  Ideally the successful candidate will live and work out of an office in Dillon, MT or the surrounding area.  This position will require frequent local travel for field work.