JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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PERMANENT POSITIONS

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Collaborative Forestry Specialist

Work in Beautiful Indian Valley!

Introduction

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks a full-time Collaborative Forestry Specialist to support the organization’s work to improve forest health through appropriate forest management, primarily through the coordination of forest stewardship and restoration projects. Our work ranges from project development through environmental analysis to implementation. Work will include developing and implementing silvicultural treatments, conducting environmental analysis work, and managing forestry projects. Primary responsibilities are the management of ongoing forest restoration projects on Federal lands. In part, this will entail facilitating innovative uses of existing tools and authorities to advance landscape-scale restoration in the region. The Forestry Specialist is also responsible for developing additional in-house capacity for applied land management activities in the region, as well as building inter-organizational capacity within the South Lassen Watersheds Group. The position requires an individual capable of handling a dynamic set of responsibilities with diverse skill sets required to move projects from the conceptual phase through implementation. We anticipate a start date in December 2022.

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Collaborative Forestry Field Operations Coordinator

Help Build the Restoration Workforce of the Future!

Introduction

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) is looking for a Collaborative Forestry Field Operations Coordinator to support the implementation of forest health and fire management activities. Primary responsibilities are the management and development of Sierra Institute’s field crews – currently including the wilderness fuels module, and wilderness trail crew. The Collaborative Forestry Field Operations Coordinator is also responsible for developing additional organizational capacity to carry out applied land management activities in the region, which may include facilitating expanded training and development of additional field workforces. This position will also collaborate with other Sierra Institute staff including;  the P-CREW Youth Corps Coordinator to provide opportunities for youth participants to work alongside and engage with professional restoration crews; and the Collaborative Forestry Specialist to coordinate training and other implementation efforts. The position may also be responsible for contract development, bid solicitation, and contract administration for forest health and fire management activities. The Collaborative Forestry Field Operations Coordinator reports to the Stewardship Projects Manager and may supervise up to 30 seasonal staff members. The position requires an individual with the technical knowledge to advise crews, leadership skills to motivate, and a collaborative spirit to work effectively with Sierra Institute staff and partners. Applications are due by December 12th, with an anticipated start date of January 2022. Position is open until filled.

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Shared Stewardship Advisor

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Introduction

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment seeks a collaborative-minded professional with excellent communication, relationship-building, and conflict resolution skills to fill the full-time position of Shared Stewardship Advisor. For more than 10 years, Sierra Institute has brought forest collaboratives in California together through the SCALE project to address shared barriers to advancing landscape scale forest restoration while improving local socioeconomic conditions. The selected individual will continue this work, as well as playing a direct technical assistance and capacity-building role for collaboratives and partners in the Central Sierra. This position will play a key role in advancing the organization’s long-standing work bringing together a wide range of partners to advance collaborative forest management. We anticipate a start date in January 2023.

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Rural Communities and Forest Communications Specialist

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Introduction

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute) is looking for a Rural Communities and Forest Restoration Communications Specialist. The selected applicant will be responsible for the development and implementation of communications strategies for the full spectrum of Sierra Institute’s work. This position is a tremendous opportunity to help the organization better leverage all forms of communication -- from social media to the local newspaper -- to tell the story of our work to combat climate change through landscape-scale restoration initiatives and the development of vibrant rural communities. This position presents a unique opportunity for an aspiring communications professional or science communicator to engage with professional staff and partners carrying out a wide range of programming to promote healthy and sustainable forests and watersheds by investing in the well-being of rural communities and strengthening their participation in natural resource decision-making and programs. Work will include participation in an array of programming events -- including field visits, collaborative meetings, and community events -- to allow the individual to document and share the breadth of Sierra Institute and its partner’s work. The position is guaranteed for a term of one year and may be extended by mutual agreement and available funding. Applications are due by November 30th, with an anticipated start date of January 2023. Position is open until filled.

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