We are looking for a regional specialist to work throughout Southern Indiana. Here is the full job description:
Position Title: Regional Specialist
Location: Southern Indiana, office location is negotiable around Orange, Washington, & Jackson Counties
Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 based on qualifications and experience
Application deadline: March 15, 2019
Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM) is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization who is now working with partners statewide to protect, restore, and enhance Indiana’s landscapes by coordinating efforts to identify, prevent, and control invasive species. SICIM has entered into a contribution agreement with the USDA-NRCS to develop a local Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) in every county in Indiana, and the full-time Regional Specialist position will be dedicated to the task of developing these local CISMAs in southern Indiana.
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources field or equivalent experience.
Vehicle and valid drivers’ license – significant travel will be required.
Working knowledge of invasive species and vegetative management practices.
Flexibility to work irregular schedule including evenings and weekends.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and set priorities within broad goals and objectives.
PC skills including experience with MS Office and social networking platforms.
Good physical condition – ability to participate in educational and work activities in natural areas with rough terrain.
Experience coordinating volunteers.
Project management experience.
Duties and Responsibilities
The primary responsibility of the Regional Specialist is to work with Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and other conservation organizations to develop CISMAs in southern Indiana. The Regional Specialist will:
Facilitate and lead the establishment of local CISMAs;
Create awareness of the program among key target constituencies such as County Extension and Soil and Water Conservation District staff, District Foresters and Wildlife Specialists, park and highway department personnel, and the general public.
Tracking, reporting and follow-up on all aspects of the project including preparation of project reports.
Other duties and responsibilities include:
Strengthen involvement and relationships with SICIM’s partner organizations.
Plan and facilitate events in cooperation with SWCD staff and other partners;
Help new CISMAs identify and secure local sources of human and financial resources;
Assist with training of Indiana Conservation Partnership staff;
Identify training materials and develop resource kits for local CISMAs;
Serve as a facilitator for local CISMAs;
Work with SWCD boards and other partners to develop opportunities and resources for new CISMAs.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to Will Drews at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 812-882-8210, ext. 3408.
To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and three work-related references to Will Drews, SICIM Vice Chair, at: email@example.com .
For more information on SICIM and its mission, partners, and programs, please visit our website at http://www.sicim.info/ .
Partial funding for this position is from USDA NRCS. USDA and its partnering organizations are equal opportunity providers, employers, and lenders.