River Restoration Specialist – River Partners

Do you want California’s environment and communities to thrive? Are you excited to work with a team of ecologists, farmers, and entrepreneurs who really get stuff done? If you answered yes to these questions, River Partners needs your help. Notwithstanding our accomplishments and awards, the single best thing about River Partners is the people. Our staff is committed, creative, collaborative, and diverse. We produce amazing results and have a lot of fun along the way.

What We Do:
River Partners brings life back to California’s rivers. Founded in 1998, the nonprofit harnesses the power of restored riverways to create a thriving future for the state’s environment and communities. Using modern farming practices and cutting-edge science, River Partners reforests and reconnects entire river landscapes, critical wildlife corridors, and vast ecological regions at a bold pace and scale. The organization’s statewide efforts result in lasting, tangible wins for wildlife, flood safety, climate resiliency, water conservation, public health, and local economies. River Partners has the largest on-the-ground restoration footprint of any nonprofit or firm in the western U.S., having led hundreds of large-scale projects across nearly 17,000 acres throughout California.

Organizational Summary:
River Partners helps local communities revitalize rivers across California. We are a non-profit organization with offices in Chico, Sacramento, Turlock, and San Diego. As a project-focused organization, we believe in the power of demonstrating environmental improvement through large-scale river restoration and empowering others through partnership and collaboration.

Position Description:
The River Restoration Specialist works with the Senior Ecologist to advance channel and floodplain restoration projects along the middle and upper Sacramento River. The Specialist will work closely with River Partners’ collaborators to plan, design, supervise, and monitor implementation projects funded by the US Bureau of Reclamation and other agencies. The River Restoration Specialist will be responsible for supervising restoration contractors during the implementation season to ensure that the contractors have the information and guidance necessary to complete projects on schedule and in budget. During the remainder of the year, the River Restoration Specialist will work with public agencies, landowners, other collaborators and the River Partners’ Development team to develop grant proposals to fund new project activities and plan, design, permit, and monitor funded projects.

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