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Default Senior Resource Management Specialist

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Annual Pay Range: $103,104 - $128,772/annual, plus full benefits including CalPERS Pension
Final Filing Date: January 15, 2018

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is seeking a Senior Resource Management Specialist to lead the vegetation management program in the Natural Resources Department. The Senior Resource Management Specialist will assess, protect, and restore native plants and habitats on District preserves in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz Counties. Typical project work includes vegetation surveys, biological monitoring, identification and protection of rare plants, control of invasive plants, monitoring vegetation change, designing revegetation sites, installing plants, environmental impact analysis, and applying for permits to resource agencies. This position will supervise staff biologists and will direct consultants, contractors, and volunteers to assist in completing this work. Supervisory and administrative tasks will include budgeting, project management, setting priorities, and providing guidance to multi-disciplinary teams. The ideal candidate is organized and collaborative with excellent oral and written communication skills, understands ecological systems, and can implement land management practices accordingly.

The District is a regional greenbelt system in the Santa Cruz Mountain region comprised of over 64,000 acres of land in 26 open space preserves, protected for public enjoyment and recreation. The District is a growing organization with a focused mission that guides our work, and where every employee makes an impact. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space protection and outdoor recreation, we invite you to apply for this position. We invite you to view our Working for Midpen video on our Employment Opportunities page.

About the Position: The ideal candidate will have the educational background and relevant experience in managing vegetation resources on natural lands, experience supervising biologists, and has developed work plans for multiple projects simultaneously. In addition, the candidate will provide frequent verbal and written reports to staff, including Department Managers and the General Managerís Office, as well as the Board of Directors at public meetings. The candidate must also have the skills to foster communication and collaboration with other District departments to coordinate project requirements; work effectively with local jurisdictional agencies to meet permitting requirements and keep permitting review on schedule; manage and direct consultants; oversee the work of, and negotiate with, contractors; and maintain detailed and current project documentation. For additional information about the position, see the Job Description page on the District website.

Work Environment: This position will operate in the Natural Resources Department at the Districtís office in Los Altos, California. In addition to working in an office setting to complete project tasks and at various venues across the San Francisco Peninsula to present information at public meetings, the SRMS will often work in the field and hike steep terrain and wildland areas with poison oak and wildlife. Fieldwork will require driving District vehicles in remote areas on dirt roads, working in temperatures ranging from cold and blustery to hot and dry, and hiking in steep, mountainous terrain.

Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in natural resource management, environmental design, ecology, biology, or related field, and five (5) years of management level experience in natural resource management including at least one year of supervisory and administrative responsibility. A Masterís degree is desirable. Professional work experience with parks and open space is highly desired.

Licenses & Certifications Required: Possession of a valid California Driverís License.

Benefits: The Open Space District provides an excellent benefits package including health, life & disability insurance as well as CalPERS pension. Please see the Benefits page of the District website for details.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at Final filing date is January 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
The CalOpps system will close to submission of applications at 5:00 p.m. on December 15th. CalOpps will not accept submissions after 5:00 p.m. for applications begun before 5:00 p.m.

The following four application items are required:
1. Fully completed CalOpps employment application
2. Cover letter
3. Resume
4. Supplemental question responses
Supplemental questions may be previewed at the beginning of the application; we recommend completing your responses on a separate saved document and pasting them in the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position. Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for interviews.

Recruitment Timeline:
We recommend applicantsí schedules be open during this time frame for panel interviews:
First Interview: January 23, 2018
Final Interview/written exercise: January 26, 2018
Estimated Start Date: late-February/early-March 2018

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources department.
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