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Restoration Maintenance and Monitoring Coordinator

The Southern California Mountains Foundation has assisted the San Bernardino National Forest (SBNF) with ecological restoration efforts since 2004. Our program was born out of a successful community tree planting effort through our Children’s Forest “Great Seeds Program” following the Old Fire that devastated over 90,000 acres of forestland.  Since that time we have applied for and completed numerous grant funded projects to revegetate, protect, and monitor thousands of acres throughout the forest.  We co-manage three native plant nurseries with the Forest Service and supply staff, volunteers, and corpsmembers to successfully assist them with forest restoration projects.

Job Description:

The Restoration Maintenance and Monitoring Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, implementation and management of restoration projects throughout the SBNF. Position is responsible for coordinating with SCMF and Forest Service staff to identify monitoring needs for protection of restoration sites throughout the SBNF; including repairing and reporting on protected sites outlined in project maps, monitoring the forest for unauthorized use and breaches in protected areas, directing and oversight of work crews and volunteers, making public contacts in the field and providing public education about protected areas, and coordinating with resource staff to mitigate damage to protected sites. 

Essential functions and duties will include:

  • Identify restoration maintenance needs across the San Bernardino National Forest.
  • Fencing, fence repair, and slashing (mulching) sites for resource protection.
  • Train and oversee corpsmembers and work with volunteers to complete restoration maintenance projects.
  • Restoration site monitoring, data collection, seed collection, greenhouse procedures, planting projects, weed removal.
  • Maintain tools, equipment, and inventory supplies.
  • Perform other related and peripheral duties as required and necessary for the successful performance of this position.
  • Follow all COVID-19 and safety guidelines in line with state and federal guidelines.

Competencies:  

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and tactfully with a wide range of individuals, personalities, and public agencies.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability and experience building and managing successful team efforts. 
  • Organized and Self-Sufficient: Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  Excellent time management and project management skills.  
  • A passion for the personal, social, and economic benefits of outdoor recreation.  Knowledge of the San Bernardino Mountains geography preferred.  
  • Positive can-do attitude.  Personable and outgoing with excellent communication skills. Ability to professionally represent programs and projects.  
  • Public Speaking: Good at speaking to both individuals and large groups of people.
  • Manage and Lead: Ability to both lead and manage large groups of people of all ages. 
  • Computer Savvy: working knowledge of contemporary technology, including GIS, digital photography, file sharing, social media (Facebook, twitter, Instagram) and working knowledge of contemporary office technology including word, excel, email, gps applications, and the internet.  
  • Problem Solver: Ability to analyze situations, develop strategies, and implement solutions.
  • Versatile and Flexible; time will be spent both inside doing desk work and outside physical field work. 

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university or college preferred.  A variety of educational backgrounds and job experience may be considered.
  • CPR and First Aid training certification is required within 60 days of hire.
  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license with a clean record with the ability to obtain a government drivers license. 
  • Must have the means to travel by motorized vehicle on paved and dirt roads to site locations in the San Bernardino National Forest. 
  • Working knowledge of computers and possession of a cell phone with which to maintain internet and email communication and conduct business.
  • Experience working and recreating outdoors. 
  • A candidate should show evidence of the following characteristics: hard working, problem solver, flexibility, positive outlook, creativity, concern for community safety, good interpersonal skills, a willing attitude, adaptability, decision making skills, maturity, integrity, and approachability.
  • Position requires prolonged or intermittent sitting, standing, walking/hiking on level, uneven, or slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, lifting, stooping and crouching.  The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination in preparing reports and using a computer keyboard and hand tools in the performance of daily duties.  The need to lift, carry, push and pull materials up to 50 pounds is required. The employee will be required to travel to different sites and locations; when working outdoors the incumbent may encounter extreme weather conditions; including wet, hot, cold, wind, snow, ice and heavy vehicle traffic.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate when indoors and moderate to loud when outdoors.
  • Candidates must be able to see in the normal visual range with or without correction and hear in the normal range with or without correction. Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth and perception. Hearing requirements include the ability to properly use a two way radio and telephone while around groups of people to communicate with other personnel.

Compensation: 

This is a full-time hourly position with a work schedule for one position of  7:00am – 5:30pm, Monday through Thursday with some weekend work required, and for the second position 7:30am- 4:00pm Tuesday through Saturday.

  • Pay Rate $19/hr
  • Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, and 403(b) options
  • 10 days paid vacation per year and annual accrual of 9 days paid sick leave, plus 10 paid holidays annually

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume and three references to amendoza@mountainsfoundation.org with the subject line of Restoration Coordinator. Position is open until filled.

About Southern California Mountains Foundation

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes connecting communities to our public lands is the key to their survival. We mobilize individuals to inspire and engage in environmental citizenship. The Southern California Mountains Foundation supports youth development through conservation initiatives integrating environmental education, training, and hands-on service projects;  protects our natural resources through adult and family-led programming; and provides interpretive services that focus on outdoor recreation, responsible use, and stewardship of our natural environment.  The Southern California Mountains Foundation consists of 30 full-time staff,  75-100 part-time employees, and 750 volunteers.  We achieve our mission through seven programs: (1) Urban Conservation Corps of the Inland Empire, (2) Big Bear Discovery Center, (3) Off-Highway Vehicles, (4) Fire Lookouts, (5) National Children’s Forest, (6) Music in the Mountains and (7) Big Bear Trails.

The Southern California Mountains Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

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