Land Stewardship Manager

Jamestown Sklallam Tribe

The Natural Resources Team is seeking a passionate and experienced Land Stewardship Manager to oversee the care and management of our valuable conservation and recreation properties surrounding the Dungeness River. This is a unique opportunity to protect the areas natural beauty and ecological integrity, while also providing opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors.

Position Summary

The JST Land Stewardship Manager is responsible for managing conservation values and recreational attributes on JST owned conservation and recreation properties. These include Railroad Bridge Park, Miller Peninsula, and conservation properties along the Dungeness River. Specific management activities include monitoring, maintaining, managing vegetation, and providing environmental and recreational improvements to the properties. The position is responsible for identifying conservation and/or restoration projects, securing funding for projects, and maintaining recreational systems and facilities such as trails, parking, signage, and open space areas.

About the Role

Manage JST conservation properties in accordance with grant agreements and the Jamestown Recreation Plan.

Create an annual inventory of vegetation conditions and management needs on JST conservation properties.

Strive to make JST conservation properties examples of best management practices (BMPs) to show people how to steward their own river side and/or natural properties.

Monitor JST conservation properties for potential restoration opportunities, invasive species, management needs, trail conditions, safety hazards, needed repairs, and illegal or nuisance activity.

Collaborate with JST personnel, community, and individuals to offer partnership and resource protection training and natural and cultural educational outreach.

Coordinate riparian restoration and conservation actions with the Tribe’s Natural Resources Department.

Identify funding opportunities. develop and prepare grant proposals in collaboration with JST staff.

Coordinate major park repairs and restroom upkeep with Tribal Facilities and Construction teams.

Maintain the Olympic Discovery Trail corridor, signage, and trash on JST properties.

Install and maintain park infrastructure such as kiosks, signage, and picnic benches.

Coordinate volunteers and essential equipment to implement projects on tribal properties.

Meet with contractors, engineers, outside agencies, and the public as needed to coordinate maintenance and restoration activities.

Monitor changes in regulations and technology that may affect department services and/or operations. Recommend and implement policy and procedural changes as needed.

Receive, investigate, and respond to problems and complaints from park users, other JST personnel, and outside agencies in a professional manner. Identify and report findings and take necessary corrective action in coordination with the Tribe’s enforcement staff.

Meet all assigned deadlines; meet all administrative and reporting requirements.

Adhere to all JST policies and procedures, including but not limited to standards for safety, and work practices as described in the Occupational Exposure Control Plan

Perform additional duties as assigned.

We are looking for someone with:

Bachelor’s degree in park management, environmental horticulture, environmental science, or a related field.

The Tribe may consider any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Experience in budget development and management, and strategic planning

Exceptional interpersonal skills including effective verbal and written communication, and ability to work collaboratively with people.

Strong leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate staff and volunteers.

Must have a passion for the natural resources found on the north Olympic Peninsula.

Knowledge of Local, State, and Federal Laws and Regulations relating to land use and management.

Knowledge of conservation issues particularly as related to the Dungeness watershed and the north Olympic Peninsula.

Knowledge of office administrative operations.

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

Effective time management, decision-making, and problem-solving skills

Demonstrate initiative, work independently with little supervision.

Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Ability to travel locally and regionally as assigned.

Valid Driver’s License

Must be able to successfully pass criminal background investigation.

Must be able to obtain pesticide applicator license with aquatic endorsement.

Preferred Qualifications

American Indian/Alaska Native preferences apply.

Two (2) years of experience in a related capacity.

GIS Experience preferred.