The Assistant Project Manager (APM) serves as an integral team member of the South River Federation, one of the Chesapeake Bay’s most successful watershed conservation organizations. The APM is responsible for providing rigorous planning, oversight, and strategy to the Federation’s restoration program, which includes a multi-year project portfolio topping $25 million.
The successful candidate will work closely with all aspects of watershed restoration, under the direction of the Director of Watershed Restoration. Duties will include project initiation, landowner coordination, permit management, habitat management involving power tools, erosion control, live plant material inspections, contractor procurement and construction inspection. Supervision of, and outreach toward volunteers, will occasionally be required, as will a high level of support for the Federation’s grant writing activities specific to the restoration program. This is a career track position with future advancement potential. The Federation is committed to developing the next generation of diverse, successful leaders in our field.
- Help guide the Federation’s restoration program through ongoing and thoughtful review and analysis of developments in restoration science, engineering, and construction techniques.
- Be competent and confident in project, permit, and construction management.
- Ensure that all required materials for restoration site work are stocked, organized, and readily available.
- Operate, store, and maintain power tools competently, safely, and confidently.
- Work outdoors in challenging weather conditions.
- Be aware and well-read in current scientific developments in the field.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Self-motivation and intellectual curiosity.
- Bachelors degree (minimum) or higher in an applied/focused natural science or environmental science discipline.
- (Preferred) Possession of professional certification and/or professional trainings, including wetland delineation, wetland permitting, Rosgen I-V, Forest Conservation certification (DNR QPF), ESC certificate (“Green card”), PWS, RLA, PE, CWB, CE.
- 5-10 years field experience of increasing responsibility conducting large scale stormwater management retrofits and/or medium-large scale wetland or stream habitat enhancement projects.
- Five years Experience stewarding permit applications through local, state, and federal processes.
- At least 1.5 years supervisory experience in one of the following: construction management, stream/wetland/stormwater surveying, permit management, or site selection.
- Effective oral communication skills, including the ability and willingness to advance the Federation’s position in contentious meetings or site visits. Effective time management and organizational skills.
- Ability to adapt to a changing environment and unexpected shifts in priorities.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds. Work may require considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching, in awkward and tiring positions.
- Valid drivers license required.
- Must be able to safely and competently swim in an emergency situation.
The competitive non-profit salary ranges from $42,000 to $52,000, depending on experience. Benefits include a fun and flexible work environment, and working closely with a positive and dedicated team of professionals. We offer generous vacation and holiday leave, health care including dental and vision, life insurance, and matching contribution to retirement savings account. The office is very dog friendly.
Send cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include âLAST NAME â Assistant Project Manager in the email subject line. Please no phone calls or paper applications. The search will remain open until position is filled.
The South River Federation is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.