TROUT UNLIMITED JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
TITLE: Great Lakes Stream Restoration Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Eastern Conservation
REPORTS TO: Great Lakes Habitat Program Manager
POSITION TYPE/HOURS: full time/40 hours
ABOUT TROUT UNLIMITED
Trout Unlimited is a national organization with 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 45 offices across the country. Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.
The Great Lakes Stream Restoration Specialist will report directly to the Great Lakes Habitat Program Manager and will be responsible for survey and design of aquatic habitat restoration projects. Project duties also require permitting assistance and construction oversight. Projects will occur on and adjacent to National Forest Systems lands and will provide multiple benefits including flood resiliency, improvement of aquatic habitat and water quality, and protection of aquatic health and biodiversity. The position will be based in northeast Wisconsin or northern Michigan.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct stream geomorphic surveys (dimension, pattern, profile, substrate), and stream habitat assessments, as well as aquatic passage assessments. Perform channel and topographic surveys using survey equipment to aid in restoration design. Develop hydrologic and hydraulic models for basis of design. Develop basemaps and design plans in AutoCAD or similar design software. Prepare design plans, cost estimates, and specifications for aquatic habitat restoration projects. Assist with permitting and collection of pre-and post-construction data for monitoring of projects. Provide construction oversight for project implementation. Implement multiple restoration projects simultaneously on and adjacent to Great Lakes National Forests. Assist in grant writing and reporting. This position is a non-supervisory position.
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