Puget Sound is a healthy, sustainable ecosystem that supports the prosperity of present and future generations.
To lead a science based, results driven, publicly embraced partnership to implement the Action Agenda for the restoration and protection of Puget Sound.
The Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency established to lead and coordinate the regional effort to restore the health of Puget Sound. We work to ensure Puget Sound is a healthy, sustainable ecosystem that supports the environmental and economic prosperity of present and future generations. The Partnership is a dynamic organization that is collaborative, accountable and effective. Our work requires creativity, innovation and a wide variety of tools and approaches to lead, support, connect and collaborate with the many organizations involved in this important regional effort. We partner with and rely upon the work of a variety of entities, including state, local, federal and tribal governments, community and environmental organizations, businesses, watershed and salmon recovery groups. Additional information is available at: www.psp.wa.gov.
POSITION OVERVIEW AND GOALS
The Ecosystem Recovery Coordinator will engage regularly with local governments, tribes, salmon recovery lead entities, private sector entities, watershed planning units, watershed councils, shellfish protection areas, regional fishery enhancement groups, marine resource committees, nearshore groups, non-governmental organizations, conservation districts, community groups, and the federally appointed Recovery Implementation Technical Team to facilitate, track, and report implementation recovery efforts for the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan and the Action Agenda. The Coordinator connects local groups to available technical resources and assists in the development of strategies at the local and regional scale. They will assist in development of detailed project and program resource needs. They will foster learning and information sharing to improve effectiveness and efficiency across watersheds, and local communities, and the region. They will communicate the needs of local communities to the Partnership and the priorities of the Partnership to local communities.
- Support local salmon recovery and Action Agenda efforts.
- Inform watersheds and local communities about the Puget Sound Partnership, Action Agenda, and Salmon Recovery Council requirements for management and reporting and support watersheds and local communities to deliver established requirements.
- Support development of watershed and regional adaptive management processes and decision-making for the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan and the Action Agenda.
- Help connect watershed groups and local communities to technical resources to support salmon recovery and Action Agenda implementation.
- Work as part of a team of Recovery Coordinators, serving as team-lead in specific geographic and subject matter areas and supporting team members in others.
- Support initiating and completing priority actions to implement the Action Agenda and the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan at the local and regional scale.
- Serve as a focal point to organize federal, tribal, state, and local support for implementing the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan and the Action Agenda.
- Work with local governments, tribes, salmon recovery lead entities, private sector entities, watershed planning units, watershed councils, shellfish protection areas, regional fishery enhancement groups, marine resource committees, nearshore groups, non-governmental organizations, conservation districts, and community groups, to identify, develop, and sustain Local Integrating Organizations for the Action Agenda.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
All candidates must demonstrate:
- Working independently and collaboratively as part of a team
- Demonstrating flexibility in role and deliverables as part of a dynamic team
- Communicating orally and in writing at a high level
- Facilitating and effectively participating in collaborative multi-party efforts
- Understanding and connecting interests among diverse stakeholders
- Ecosystem based management
- Knowledge of the contents of the Puget Sound Action Agenda
- Knowledge of the contents of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan
- Water pollution prevention
- Shellfish ecology
- Ecology and population biology of salmonids
- Endangered Species Act recovery planning
- Federal, Washington state, and local environmental programs
- Watershed issues and local governments
- Institutions governing and implementing key habitat, harvest, and hatchery management programs
- Annual or biennial funding cycles
Salary is dependent on experience. This position serves at the pleasure of the Executive Director. Washington State has a generous benefit package including health, dental and life insurance, retirement, and an optional deferred compensation program. You may go to www.hca.wa.gov for health benefit information and www.drs.wa.gov for retirement benefit information.
*Salary Note: From July 1, 2011 through June 29, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most state positions. The salary listed above includes this reduction. For specific information, click here.
To be considered for this opportunity, you must include the following in your online application:
- A letter of interest describing relevant qualifications;
- A detailed resume including education and employment history; and
- The names of three professional references with current contact information.
For questions about this recruitment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Please note: emailed applications will not be accepted)
Applications will be screened and only those candidates who most closely meet the desirable education, skills, knowledge, and abilities will be interviewed.
Candidate evaluation will be ongoing, and applicants are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible to ensure full consideration. The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time during the announcement period.
By submitting materials, you are indicating that all information is true and correct. The state may verify information. Any untruthful or misleading information is cause for removal from the applicant pool or dismissal if employed. The Partnership may hire only those who are legally authorized to work in the United States.
The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or that need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.