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Stream Restoration Manager (full-time, exempt position)

We consider healthy streams with shaded, cool waters, ample floodplains, and self-regulating flows essential to sustaining ecological diversity and thriving communities. Our Healthy Streams program evaluates stream systems – taking into account the human communities around them – and implements projects that help streams regain their geomorphic potential while also benefitting wildlife habitat, flood resilience, and water quality. Several stream restoration projects of varying scope are underway, and an ongoing comprehensive planning process continues to assess and identify projects. Work is focused in the Ausable River watershed of upstate New York but is expanding to include neighboring watersheds.

The new employee will work under the supervision of AsRA's Executive Director (ED) and our colleagues at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. They will perform stream geomorphic surveys (dimension, pattern, profile, substrate), channel and topographic surveys, function-based and stream habitat assessments, and will contribute to the design and implementation, e.g. permitting assistance, cost estimate, and construction oversight, of in-stream restoration projects and culvert replacements. The ideal candidate shall have the skills necessary to develop and pursue a regional monitoring and assessment effort to document the long-term effects of restoration projects and to understand the current geomorphic condition of a growing number of regional streams.

Compensation includes a salary of $45 to $52K, dependent on experience, and excellent health, dental, vision, savings, and paid time off benefits. Applications due no later than September 15, however, application review and interviews are planned to begin in August. See the full job description in the PDF in the sidebar to the left of this announcement.

Qualified applicants may mail a resume, a cover letter describing your interest and suitability, and contact information for three professional references to hiring@ausableriver.org. Please type the position title "Stream Restoration Manager" in the subject line of your email.

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