The Conservation and Resource Development Division (CARDD) is responsible for providing technical and financial assistance to local governments, state agencies and private citizens for conservation, development, protection and management of the state’s natural resources.
The Invasive Species program manager within CARDD administers the Aquatic Invasive Species grant program and leads the continuous improvement and implementation of the Montana Invasive Species Council.
The Montana Invasive Species Advisory Council (MISAC) was formed in 2013 by Executive Order 13-2014 to advise the Governor on a science-based, comprehensive program to identify, prevent, eliminate, reduce, and mitigate the impacts of invasive species in Montana. The MISAC was continued beyond 2016 by Executive Order 21-2016 and was made into a statutory Title 2 agency called the Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) with the passage of HB622 in the 65th Legislature.
The Southwest Montana Sagebrush Partnership (SMSP) Project Manager is a unique position created to accelerate cross boundary land stewardship in southwest Montana’s sagebrush steppe. It is a fullyfunded three-year position.
Heart of the Rockies Initiative would like to attract an experienced and capable conservation practitioner to the job – someone able to independently manage cross-organizational relationships, who can coordinate multiple simultaneous projects, and who is motivated to take on new and innovative approaches to natural resource stewardship
BEF (Bonneville Environmental Foundation) is hiring a Senior Program Manager to support FbD programming in Washington and other BEF watershed projects. They are seeking a strong communicator, information manager, network learning leader and collaborative process facilitator.
The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has preserved more than 3.6 million acres, created or transformed close to 5,000 parks, playgrounds, and gardens, and developed more than 2,000 miles of trails across the United States. The Trust for Public Land has also helped states and local communities generate over $74 billion in new public funds for parks and open space. With over thirty offices across the country, The Trust for Public Land’s vision is an America where every community can connect with nature near and far. For cities throughout the United States, the organization’s goal is to ensure that everyone in urban America has access to a quality park within a 10‐minute walk of home. In the Northern Rockies, we strive to conserve Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana’s wild landscapes and make improve access to nature in the region’s communities.
While each employee at Northern Plains has individual work assignments, the entire staff works together as a team to accomplish the goals set by the Board of Directors. The position of Community Organizer is key to the success of Northern Plains because they are the staff person who finds, recruits, and then works with individual Northern Plains members to develop their leadership skills in order to build a sustainable organization with the power to make change happen. The position of Community Organizer is a full-time salaried position and is considered a professional administrative and exempt position.
The Community Organizer often works independently and is given a high level of responsibility and discretion in their work assignments. They must be able to gather information from diverse individuals and communities, consider the long-range goals of Northern Plains, and then use their independent judgment to develop collective, collaborative, coherent strategies to achieve the organization’s goals.
Northern Plains Resource Council is composed of affiliates and general members. Community Organizers are assigned affiliates and/or areas of the state where general members are clustered. Affiliates, with assistance from their Community Organizer, work on issues of local importance to their own communities. Community Organizers are also assigned to work on council-wide issues, which are coordinated through the organization’s task forces and committees. It is important to the success of these council-wide issue campaigns that the Community Organizer ensures the active involvement of their affiliates (as appropriate) and its members as well as general member involvement.
Because the key method to accomplish these tasks involves developing personal relationships with members, member leaders, and prospective members, a Community Organizer can expect to spend approximately 30% of their work time out of the office and in their assigned area of the state. The Community Organizer is supervised by the Director of Organizing and Campaigns.
Representative Examples of Work
Develops, implements, and updates long range plans for open lands priorities and strategies in Missoula County. Implements strategies and leads all phases of County open lands projects as guided by adopted plans. Project types include but are not limited to: negotiating easements and fee title acquisitions; contracting for open space capital improvement projects; and utilizing other established or emerging open lands strategies. Works to fund open lands strategies and projects by developing additional funding mechanisms including grant writing and grant management. Oversees the administration and investment of $15 million in Missoula County Open Space Bonds to support open lands priorities. Conducts research and analysis to evaluate proposed projects and their impacts on conservation resources. Handles funding requests, tracks expenditures and number of acres protected, and coordinates review by the Open Lands Citizen Advisory Committee (OLC), staff, and the Board of County Commissioners. Provides support to the OLC. Assists in the preparation of agendas, attends meetings and reviews minutes, informs development of the work plan, provides technical advice, and arranges for outside presenters. Represents the County as a subject matter expert on open lands and natural resource issues of importance to Missoula County by researching, analyzing, reviewing and commenting on planning efforts, proposed legislation and actions by state or federal agencies. Coordinates collaborative organizational partnerships, meetings, annual convenings, and events around open lands strategies. Works collaboratively with state, federal, tribal, and non-profit organizations to pursue open lands strategies and projects. Act as a liaison, represents open lands issues on behalf of the County, gives presentations, coordinates communications, training, and educational opportunities. Provides professional and technical advice and guidance.
The Clark Fork Coalition (CFC) seeks a Digital Content Manager to administer and coordinate CFC’s digital message delivery, public engagement, and outreach, including managing social media accounts, email newsletters, and the CFC website. The Digital Content Manager will help CFC elevate its online presence, reporting, and story-telling, as well as optimize opportunities for river stewards, advocates, and CFC supporters to learn about, help with, and actively engage in boosting the health and resilience of the Clark Fork watershed. This position reports to the Communications Director and will collaborate closely with this director and the Development & Special Events Manager to plan and implement digital communications strategies. The Digital Content Manager will be part of a high-impact team working together to help CFC achieve its mission to protect and restore the Clark Fork River watershed.
The Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Floodplain Planner (Environmental Planner 3) in the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance (SEA) Program. This position will be located in ECY’s Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA, and will work with a talented and dedicated team of people working in shoreline, coastal, and floodplain management. The person hired for this role will support work for Floodplains by Design.
BSWC members work throughout Montana with a partner agency referred to as a “host site”. BSWC is a year long extensive experience. You will gain first hand skills with resource management, community engagement, and education. Over your year, you will make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts while gaining valuable hands-on professional skills in natural resources. BSWC is offered through a partnership of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, the Montana Watershed Coordination Council, and the Montana Conservation Corps.
The Bitter Root Water Forum is a community-driven nonprofit organization that supports agriculture, community, and recreation by protecting, enhancing, and restoring the Bitterroot watershed. We are working for a healthy and productive watershed that sustains abundant, thriving fish and wildlife while providing social and economic vitality for local communities.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for expanding connections between our organization and our community. The right person will implement a range of activities to expand educational opportunities, grow community engagement, and increase the organization’s visibility by working collaboratively with Water Forum staff and board, volunteers, teachers, donors, program participants, project partners, and other community members.
Upper Missouri Watershed Alliance (UMOWA) is currently seeking a Membership/ Outreach Coordinator to join our team. This position will require the candidate to live in Helena, Montana. This is a part-time position with opportunities to grow and go full-time.
UMOWA is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial individual to increase membership through social media and other marketing strategies, and to engage current members for fundraising and education opportunities. The successful applicant will also analyze website/ donor database statistics and research new information to implement successful fundraising strategies.
Working closely with the UMOWA board members, the Membership/ Outreach Coordinator will assist the board in organizing restoration projects and fundraising events and will engage the Helena/ Missouri River community through email marketing, social media, and representing UMOWA at community events and meetings.
An entrepreneurial individual is needed because daily work will range from routine administrative tasks to leading/ participating in in-person restoration events with the board. The successful candidate will complete their own daily tasks and be responsible for meeting deadlines without direct supervision. This position works within the natural resource conservation community and requires skills in record-keeping and documentation, computer proficiency, strong written and verbal communication, and excellent organization.
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in enhancing and protecting fish habitat and natural fluvial processes on the Big Wood River (BWR). The BWR has been seriously altered from historic anthropogenic activities which has led to decreased fish habitat. The Restoration Specialist will work with the River Initiative (RI) Director to implement priority objectives to enhance the BWR into a world class fishery and inspire pride in the community for our river. The position demands an individual who can work independently and with a diverse group of stakeholders to achieve objectives of the RI. The RI is housed under the Wood River Land Trust and located in Hailey, Idaho. This is a full time, benefited position.
The Conservation Technician will coordinate field activities for the Sharp tailed Reintroduction Project that occasionally require a change and re-organization of work schedules, travel, and lifting heavy objects. Specifically, the technician may need to decide when, where and what modifications or adaptations would be necessary and appropriate to complete a specific task. Adaptations to procedures and modifications of field operations become necessary because of human safety issues, animal welfare considerations, landownership issues, or environmental conditions. Integrating these factors into daily field operation decisions yet accomplishing study objectives will demand creativity within the bounds of the data collection standards and cooperation among field staff. Occasional exposure to outdoor hazards such as severe weather and extreme terrain is expected.
The position requires people skills (interpersonal relationships, communications, networking, team-building, facilitation), an ability to maintain good working relationships with the breadth of stakeholders in wildlife issues (agricultural interests, conservation community, industry, state and federal agencies, and Tribes) and an ability to learn conflict management and collaborative problem solving skills. Leadership, collaborative skills and ability to pioneer data management systems are just as important to this position as an aptitude and ability to conduct fieldwork. Good organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently are essential to this position.
The technician will coordinate with an interdisciplinary team of the public, landowners, hunters, university personnel, Federal land managers and biologists, volunteers, FWP staff, and media in 6 of 7 FWP administrative regions with the capture and relocation of sharp-tailed grouse from east of the Continental Divide to Region 2 west of the Continental Divide for the duration of the project. This technician will be responsible for coordinating all logistics for the capture, handling, release, and monitoring. They are responsible for creating appropriate data collection and management protocol. The Sharp-tailed Grouse Technician, with assistance as needed, will analyze data collected from multiple sources to interpret information that will assist the supervisor and collaborators to make informed decisions. They will be responsible for the project being conducted using the best approach available to ensure its success.
Summary of Position
The Conservation Ranching Manager works with ranchers, partners, Montana Audubon and National Audubon staff to coordinate the expansion of Audubon’s Conservation Ranching (ACR) program in Montana. The position is responsible for recruitment of ranches; development of Habitat Management Plans; coordination of workshops to provide production assistance; development of program protocols and their adherence in all participating landscapes; coordination of agreements and relationships with state and federal agency partners, peer organizations and NGOs; coordination of supply-chain and retail/market-side partnerships; and support of monitoring and ranch certification.
The research program is directed by Board Research Chair, Dr. Jim Chalmers with assistance from local, state and federal agencies and BHRA staff. The BHRA seeks a well-trained and highly motivated individual who is passionate about our mission to both participate in, and help coordinate and grow, the RI. It is anticipated that the individual would start in the fourth quarter of this year or first quarter, 2022. The individual would be based in Billings but would spend considerable time in the field. Salary will depend on qualifications but will be full time and include retirement benefits and paid sick, holiday and vacation leave.
Overview: This position will work for a partnership that includes Miles City Field Office (MCFO) – BLM, Region 7 Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP), and Pheasants Forever. This position will be located in the BLM Miles City Field Office and will be direct employees of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever. This position is a full-time position with funding secured for 3 years. This position will provide avian and ecological surveys on migratory birds and upland game birds including sage- grouse and sagebrush habitats and some data assimilation, data quality reviews, and potentially some GIS analysis for the partnership. The position will identify opportunities to improve access to and through private land into land locked BLM and other public land holdings. In both roles the person in this position will work closely with BLM staff, FWP, MCFO and local landowners to complete wildlife survey work such as lek surveys, vegetation surveys, AIM surveys, and other wildlife related inventory needs for BLM and work with BLM staff and other partners to increase public access to private and public lands. This position will assist BLM biologists by providing quality survey reports and analysis if survey results, work to deliver BLM, and other programs that increase public access, write grants, and seek new partners and funding for conservation and/or access projects, and work with the partnership to promote wildlife conservation goals and objectives. All work will be consistent with and directed to achieve conservation goals of all cooperating partners involved with this position.
The Montana Weed Control Association (MWCA) seeks a full-time Executive Director (ED), to start immediately, to manage the organization’s financial growth, program development, and day-to-day administration. The ED will work independently – yet closely with the Board of Directors to lead the organization.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for MWCA’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The ED will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans.
Full time, remote work position, 40 hours per week. There will be occasional weekend and evening meetings as well. This is a salaried, exempt position. Candidate will work remotely from a Montana location and there will be travel requirements.
BLM is seeking a dynamic individual to join the team to serve as a Geospatial Ecologist (Interdisciplinary) in the Montana/Dakotas State Office, Division of Resources and Planning, Branch of Biological Resources and Science. This position is located in Billings, Montana. Information about the area can be found at Billings Chamber of Commerce website.
- Uses spatial statistical tools for modeling geospatial data to simulate, estimate, interpolate, and predict natural processes and linkages with human uses and values; products must be served in an enterprise environment.
- Integrates with the monitoring team to create a vision and a strategy for effective integration of science into management.
- Assists and coordinates with the state GIS Coordinator and other state technical staff to further the development of, use for, and access to natural resource data.
- Supports the integration of geospatial data into decision making at multiple levels.
- Works closely with state and area specialists and conservation partner leaders to determine the most efficient methods for implementation of technology tools.
- Assesses quality, compatibility, and limitations of various data used in a wide array of land management and planning efforts.
- Oversees data life cycle management and the organization and maintenance of multi-discipline resource information and data.
- Supports development of data collection tools (e.g., Survey123, Field Maps).
The Petroleum County Conservation District is seeking a District Administrator for 30 – 35 hours a week. A successful applicant must be a motivated self-starter, have a high school diploma or GED, general office knowledge and experience working with a board. The Petroleum County Conservation District would also prefer experience in natural resource conservation including the 310 Law, bookkeeping including payroll, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, grant writing, contracting, and administration, project development and management experience, experience with QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google applications. The Petroleum County Conservation District offers a starting wage of $15 – 18.00 per hour DOE. Benefits include paid sick, annual and holiday leave, Montana Public Employees Retirement Benefits and a small monthly Group Health Benefit Stipend.
Adventure Scientists equips scientists and engineers, at the forefront of their fields, with planning and collection of large scale data collection projects around the world. Their network of volunteers who come from the outdoor community, operate on any scale from almost anywhere on Earth. This enables scientists to ask broader questions, creates compelling storytelling opportunities, and generates connections to impact driven funders who see beyond the confines of academia.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
At a time of organizational growth and international expansion, Adventure Scientists seeks an experienced, creative, and energetic Director of Development to join our team. This position will build upon our track record of fundraising success and introduce new strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a range of supporters. They will serve as a key thought partner to the Executive Director, work alongside an engaged Board of Directors and staff, and ultimately contribute to making a significant impact on the conservation field.