The Solano County Water Agency (SCWA), on behalf of the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee (LPCCC), is seeking an innovative, progressive, and knowledgeable Streamkeeper. The Streamkeeper, in many respects the functional equivalent of a Watershed Restoration Program Manager, serves as the executive director of the LPCCC and is responsible for a variety of administrative and operating functions, including but not limited to the development and management of restoration projects; acquisition and management of grant funds; coordination of technical studies; and outreach to landowners, government agencies, and other public and private groups.
Successful candidates will have extensive, high-level experience with a proven ability to do the following:
Manage and lead a diverse organization
Work well with the public, staff, consultants, landowners, and officials at all levels of government, including elected officials
Develop and manage projects, budgets, schedules and funding proposals
Obtain and manage grant funds
Exercise sound, independent judgement
Analyze complex problems and implement creative solutions
Plan, implement, monitor and adapt restoration strategies.
Recognize and effectively manage ever-changing priorities, needs, and pressures placed on the organization
Demonstrate keen interpersonal skills
Be responsive to challenges and opportunities
Ideal candidates will have the following education and experience:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in ecology, biology, environmental planning, geology, horticultural or a related field AND seven (7) years of experience performing watershed restoration activities. Experience working with a Board of Directors is highly desirable. Possession of a graduate degree and/or related certification(s) may be counted toward the required experience.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Solano County Water Agency
SCWA is an independent special district created by the California Legislature for the conservation, development, control, and use of water. The Agency boundary includes all of Solano County and portions of the University of California – Davis campus in Yolo County. SCWA is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the United States Bureau of Reclamation’s Solano Project, which includes Lake Berryessa, Monticello Dam, the Putah Diversion Dam and Putah South Canal. Monticello Dam and the Putah Diversion Dam are located on Putah Creek. Additional information about the Solano County Water Agency can be found at www.scwa2.com
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