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Range Specialist
Sublette County Conservation District

Title:Range Specialist
Description:Sublette County Conservation District-located in Pinedale, WY

Do you have an interest in a holistic approach to natural resource management? Do you understand rangeland and riparian interactions and ecology? If so, join an interdisciplinary team to aid in monitoring and managing watersheds throughout Sublette County, WY!

The Sublette County Conservation District (SCCD) aims to promote and maintain healthy rangelands, clean water and air and maintain premier wildlife and habitat. The Range Specialist will work closely with state and federal agencies and private landowners to promote watershed health through gathering hydrologic data, including chemical and biological in-stream sampling, rangeland and riparian monitoring and assessment, as well as could have a part in identifying and implementing watershed improvement projects. The Range Specialist will aid in the management and understanding of watershed health, rangeland health and water quality within Sublette County.

GENERAL DUTIES:
• Follows the plans and directives of SCCD to protect water quality, soils, livestock, wildlife, and range.
• Coordinates with the federal, state, and county agencies and landowners as needed to perform duties.
• Develops written reports, reviews proposals, organizes assignments, and prepares documents or presentations as directed.
• Writes and oversees grants to help landowners and land managers implement watershed-based projects.
• Assist with other district programs as needed.
• Coordinates activities with state and federal agencies and programs relating to streamflow, aquatic ecosystems, and watershed-based ecological planning, protection, restoration, mitigation, and stewardship.

Watershed & Riparian Health
• Assists with riparian health assessments and riparian monitoring according to PFC, MIM, Winward Greenline, SVAP protocols (or other protocols as necessary).
• Collaboratively designs and supports efforts to enhance and apply the scientific knowledge of ecological, social, and economic factors that influence upland, riparian, and aquatic ecosystem health.
• Provides technical guidance, outreach and education to communities, private landowners, associations, federal, state, and county agencies regarding best management practices and stewardship of lands and waters within Sublette County.
• May participate in conservation planning.

Water Quality
• Performs in-stream chemical, physical, and biological sampling according to the SCCD Sampling & Analysis Plan (SAP).
• Maintains digital and paper files. Correctly enters collected data into database and keeps information current.
• Gathers, interprets, analyzes, and uses this data to determine the need to maintain or improve water quality and watershed health.
• Maintains field sampling and laboratory equipment including calibration and cleaning.

Policy
• Represents SCCD at interagency meetings, commission hearings, task forces, boards, conferences, and state and non-government committees as needed.
• Review of various laws, regulations, policies, plans and other actions affecting water quality and quantity as needed. Assists in drafting policy, regulatory positions and comment letters for SCCD.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum a bachelor’s degree related to Rangeland Ecology, Rangeland Hydrology, Watershed Ecology, Natural Resources, or related field.
• Knowledge and experience using current approved chemical and biological sampling techniques for water quality. Familiarity with developing research in your field, evaluating results, and integrating findings into planning and decision-making.
• Knowledge and experience with terrestrial and aquatic community interaction, including an understanding of multiple-use and its influence on watershed health and function.
• Knowledge of rangeland and riparian plant ID.
• Proficient in ArcGIS or similar programs.
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Excellent written and verbal skills. Proven ability to exercise sound judgement, problem-solve, forge and maintain partnerships, and develop and implement collaborative solutions. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment on multiple tasks with varying deadlines. Ability to work independently and with self-initiative, while having a keen sense of when to ask questions and seek input.
• Computer, software, and technological knowledge and skills expected of natural resource professionals.
• Enthusiastic about promoting sustainable natural resource management and being a part of a dynamic team of conservation-minded individuals.

Full-time year-round position

Salary Range: $18.84-25.60 per hour depending upon qualifications and experience.

Benefit package includes: Retirement (Wyoming Retirement System), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance (optional), Vision Insurance, Paid Holidays, Vacation & Sick Leave

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS STARTS February 1, 2022, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found

For more information, contact Michael Henn at 307-367-2364
Submit letter of interest, resume, two (2) letters of reference tomhenn@sublettecd.com or PO Box 647, Pinedale, WY 82941. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Learn about the Sublette County Conservation District at www.sublettecd.com
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Company:Sublette County Conservation District
Salary:$18.84-25.60 per hour depending upon qualifications and experience
Post Date:1/3/2022
Close Date:Open Until Filled
Location:Pinedale, Wyoming
Contact:Michael Henn
Phone:307-367-2364
Email:mhenn@sublettecd.com
Website:www.sublettecd.com
Mailing
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Mike Henn
Sublette County Conservation District
PO Box 647
Pinedale, WY 82941

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