Natural Resource Specialist – CT River Coastal Conservation District
The Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, Inc. (CRCCD), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the sound use and management of natural resources through technical assistance and education, seeks a full-time Natural Resource Specialist to assist communities in protecting and managing natural resources. Responsibilities range from designing conservation projects to physical work in the field.
The Natural Resource Specialist conducts field research, plans and implements projects, compiles data, writes reports, does education and outreach, uses a variety of computer applications, and supervises interns and volunteers.
Typical responsibilities will include:
- Review erosion and sediment (E&S) control and storm water management plans, wetland impact studies and other environmental documents prepared by municipalities or developers, and write detailed review letters with recommended improvements;
- Conduct construction inspections focused on storm water management/E&S practices;
- Provide on-site assistance to municipal staff and private landowners to address natural resource management concerns, e.g. erosion, drainage, flooding, stormwater management, invasive plants;
- Collaborate with stakeholders to develop and implement watershed management/restoration plans and conduct water quality studies;
- Plan, facilitate and coordinate on-the-ground restoration projects, e.g. riparian buffers, stormwater retrofits, aquatic habitat improvements;
- Provide training for municipal staff and land use commissioners about erosion and sedimentation and stormwater management, and conduct workshops for professional groups or community members;
- Conduct field natural resource assessments and develop habitat management plans;
- Develop conservation plans for agricultural producers in collaboration with USDA/NRCS;
- Develop/present educational programs, publications and displays;
- Assist with grant writing and management, budgeting, planning and reports; newsletters and other District publications; and annual fundraising events.
Applications will start being reviewed on July 24. This position will remain open until filled.