Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust seeks Safety & Field Coordinator

 

From the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust - www.mtsgreenway.org

 

February 18, 2010

 

 

 

Position Start Date: April 1, 2010

Position Description: The Safety & Field Coordinator manages the overall field components of the Greenway Trust’s Stewardship Program. This dynamic program assists public land mangers in enhancing and maintaining natural lands throughout the Mountains to Sound Greenway, which includes building and maintaining trails, planting trees, removing invasive plants and other related activities.

The primary responsibility of the Safety & Field Coordinator is to ensure a consistent program structure in the field that enables safe, efficient, and educational involvement by all participants. The Safety & Field Coordinator will also be heavily involved in specific project implementation and volunteer programming. This position is ideal for an outgoing, energetic, highly organized individual with a passion for the outdoors and experience coordinating field activities. This position has significant growth potential.

Reports to: Deputy Director

Responsibilities:

Program safety
Promote and maintain a safe environment for all program participants
Implement Greenway Trust safety protocols, guidelines and policies.
Maintain necessary safety equipment.
Conservation Corps crew management
Maintain a highly efficient field program, which currently includes year-long AmeriCorps conservation corps crews as well as seasonal crews.
Coordinate professional development, safety awareness and other trainings.
Provide a safe, positive and meaningful experience for all field staff.
Act as the primary link between the field and management staff, providing project details, schedules and updates as necessary.
Management of field vehicles, tools & supplies
Ensure the regular maintenance, purchasing and inventory of tools and equipment including specialized field gear.
Ensure that field documentation standards are understood and followed.
Responsible for the overall upkeep, repairs and appearance of program vehicles.
Project Implementation
Assist in the management, coordination and completion of trail-oriented projects including: trail maintenance of 100+ miles of wildland trails, new trail construction, trail reconstruction and renovations.
Assist in the management, coordination and completion of ecological restoration-oriented projects including: removal of invasive plant species, native plantings, streamside stabilization, logging road removal and mapping.
Volunteer Event Leadership
Lead or assist with weekend and weekday volunteer events through the year.

Required Qualifications:

Experience managing field crews and logistics.
Bachelor’s degree or experience in a conservation-related field.
Demonstrated ability to understand, ensure and promote a safe working environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully in independent settings with minimal
supervision and to operate as part of a large team
Verified experience working with a wide variety of field staff, agency personnel, contractors, recreational users and other stakeholders to accomplish trail and restoration projects.
Proven personal initiative and ability to handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment, to prioritize, use good judgment, and problem solve.
Demonstrated ability to motivate crews and volunteers and effectively instruct others in various techniques, practices and standards, tool use, safety and teamwork.
Willingness to acquire, upon request, any training or certifications necessary to complete projects, which may include: chemical applicator licenses, chainsaw operation certifications, etc.
Skill in safe use, operation and maintenance of vehicles, hand tools, chainsaws, brushcutters, power carriers and other mechanical equipment.
Ability to regularly lift 50lbs, hike in mountain terrain and work under physically demanding conditions, including cold and wet weather.
Standard computer skills using Windows, Word and Excel.
Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record.
Strong organizational skills; prompt, dependable, flexible work habits and appropriate professional demeanor.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with chemical application equipment, rigging equipment, GPS/mapping, carpentry, rockwork, and mechanized power equipment (excavators, loaders, rock drills, etc) is desired.
Wilderness First Aid (or higher) and CPR training desired.

Salary: Dependent on experience. Includes excellent benefits.

Work Schedule: Full-time exempt position which includes some weekends and occasional evenings.

Work Location: The primary work location is at the Greenway Trust Field Base in Issaquah, WA. Transportation provided from Issaquah to the worksites.

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to: william.tyler@mtsgreenway.org.

Email is preferred, but materials will be accepted by mail to the following address:
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Attn: Ty Tyler
911 Western Avenue, Suite 523
Seattle, WA 98104
www.mtsgreenway.org

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