Instream Flow Specialist - Trout Unlimited
TU staffers occupy unique and diverse positions, requiring self-motivated and highly capable people to identify, plan, and implement instream flow conservation projects and assist project managers in addressing water rights aspects of fish passage and stream restoration projects to primarily benefit aquatic resources and wild and native trout populations in the Upper Missouri and Yellowstone watersheds. The Specialist will work closely with Montana Water and Habitat Program attorneys and project managers, local watershed groups, and agricultural communities to seek opportunities to reconnect and restore instream flows on priority tributaries within public and private lands and coordinate with resource agency staff to navigate and improve water policy. The Specialist must possess experience with water rights and water law, instream flow project development and implementation, water right administrative policy and processes, and a familiarity and willingness to work in tandem with experts in stream restoration, fish passage, and mine reclamation.
A significant focus will be placed upon building and maintaining partnerships with partners in the Upper Missouri and Yellowstone basins, with our colleagues West of the Divide, and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Good oral and written communication skills are required. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to seek out and obtain grant funding along with team members to support project work and core
operational costs. The position will be supervised out of the Trout Unlimited office in Bozeman, MT. This position will require frequent local travel for meetings and field work.