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Natural Resources Program Manager

Yuma AZ


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Natural Resources Program Manager oversees the environmental preservation and maintenance operations of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) wetland and riparian conservation areas and related infrastructure; supervises field staff; and coordinates volunteer and educational outreach programs.  The role also provides support to the grant manager to ensure compliance with related federal, state, and local grant and regulatory requirements, as well as assisting as required with the development of new grant applications.


  • Manages the development of short and long-range operations and maintenance plans, annual work plans, budgets, and programmatic development, for wetland and riparian projects.
  • Leads, coordinates, and implements projects and programs to preserve, protect, and restore wetland and riparian habitat and community outdoor recreational areas, including obtaining all necessary approvals and permits.
  • Establishes effective working relationships with a wide range of partners.
  • Supervises, guides, motivates, and supports field staff, volunteers and contracted staff.
  • Plans and schedules conservation area operations and maintenance projects, including repair and maintenance of equipment, trails, irrigation canals & pumps, signage and other organizational infrastructures and assets.
  • Identifies, monitors, and determines best management practices to control and eradicate invasive species.
  • Plans, organizes, and schedules daily, weekly, monthly, and annual operational work plans to ensure that project deliverables and overall program goals are met; meets regularly with field staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload, resources allocation, equipment, and technical issues.
  • Collaborates with grant manager to develop and administer state, federal, and local grant applications and projects to support habitat management and restoration.
  • Plans and organizes volunteer events and education and outreach programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in ecology, natural resources, biology, environmental science, wildlife management, or closely related field AND 3 years of progressive management and supervisory experience in a natural resources related field OR one year of related experience with a Master's degree in natural resources, biology, ecology, environmental science, wildlife management, or closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience to fulfill the position;

View full job description and apply via at the following link. This position is open until filled with a first review date of August 3, 2020.

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Posted July 27, 2020

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