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Water Remediation Project Manager

We are seeking an energetic individual to maintain and expand environmental remediation in the watershed. The Water Remediation Project Manager will primarily work to improve water quality in Deckers Creek through coordinating the treatment of acid mine drainage and other pollutants; improving freshwater habitats; collecting and presenting water quality data; writing grants to line up funding; coordinating and overseeing construction; and other duties as assigned, including fundraising and environmental education.

The successful candidate has 1-3 years of relevant experience and will hold a degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, civil engineering or other field relevant to water remediation and/or project management.

Application Deadline: August 8, 2017

Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience

Responsibilities may include:

  • Grant Writing: Research funding opportunities, write proposals to secure support for water remediation projects, as well as other FODC programs.

  • Monitoring: Conduct and coordinate biological, chemical, and physical habitat monitoring throughout the watershed to assess project success, locate pollutant sources, and carry-out and continuously update the watershed based plan. The Project Manager will also maintain the database of monitoring data and present the data to an array of audiences. The Project Manager will also effectively train volunteers on monitoring techniques.

  • Landowner Relations: Cultivate existing and secure new landowner permission for water quality monitoring, project development, and remediation project execution.

  • Project Management: Secure related permits; hire engineers for design and contractors for construction according to procurement procedures consistent with state and federal regulations; oversee construction; and monitor projects post- construction.

  • Grants Management: Communicate and coordinate with agency personnel supporting projects, including interim and final programmatic and accounting reports to funders, presenting at Deckers Creek Restoration Team Meetings.

  • Community Outreach and Education:
    • Coordination of presentations at the Deckers Creek Restoration Team Meetings.
    • Conference Presentations, as well as assistance with the FODC environmental education programs.

  • Administration:
    • Collaborate with Executive Director and serves as support and back-up for administrative responsibilities, i.e., checking account, office management
    • Coordinate with agency’s Board of Directors, i.e., communication, recruiting, writing

  • Other Duties:
    • Supervise staff and volunteers, including AmeriCorps VISTA(s) and intern(s),
    • Fundraise for the Clean Creek Program and other events as needed,
    • Maintain the highest professional standards.

The Friends of Deckers Creek Water Remediation Project Manager is expected to invest the time needed to accomplish our mission. A flexible schedule which may include travel and evening and weekend work is required.


  • 1-3 years of relevant experience.
  • A degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, civil engineering, or other field relevant to water remediation and/or project management.
  • Strong writing experience required. A proven track record in grant-writing preferred.
  • Knowledge of watershed management, habitat improvement, and aquatic chemistry. Prior experience working in these areas, especially with acid mine drainage treatment, is a plus.
  • A strong proficiency with the following computer programs is required: Microsoft Office Suite  Software, including: Word, Excel, Access; as well as Google Applications. Experience with ArcGIS is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex scientific topics to the general public, board of directors, volunteers, and press.
  • Willingness to take on diverse tasks in a small organization.
  • Excellent time management and multitasking skills. A strong attention to detail is a must.
  • Prior experience in a supervisory role preferred.
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to lift up to 45 pounds.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, a 1-3 page writing sample, and three professional references to with “WRPM Application” in the subject line. For additional information on the position and the organization, visit

The WRPM is supervised by FODC’s Executive Director and responsible for reporting to both the Executive Director and the FODC Board of Directors.