Do you care about the waters of Midcoast Maine? Are you outgoing and a
self-starter? Do you want a job that matters working for an innovative
conservation organization? Midcoast
Conservancy has an opportunity to help support our mission to protect and
restore vital lands and waters on a scale that matters as our Sheepscot River
Our Sheepscot River Watershed Manager will be responsible for the
management and growth of our water programs throughout the Sheepscot River
watershed, to include outreach and
education, habitat restoration and fish passage, water quality monitoring,
aquaculture, aquatic climate resilience, partner collaboration, and much more.
This position also allows opportunities to expand programs and innovate. As a
member of our growing water team, this position will also support our water
work in and around Damariscotta Lake and the Medomak River, and provide
opportunities to collaborate with our land conservation and community work.
While we encourage anyone who is excited by this opportunity to apply, the following qualifications are
> Passion to protect and restore the waters of
> 3+ years of experience in environmental,
conservation, restoration, water quality, and/or communications and outreach
> Bachelor's Degree with major, minor, or
significant course work in scientific fields.
> Ability to manage complex restoration
> Ability to succeed and be productive
independently and as part of a team.
> Comfort with outdoor and field work in all
weather and environments including waters and woods.
The Sheepscot Watershed Manager reports to the Director of Water and
Communications. Benefits include sick leave, all Federal holidays, 3 weeks of
vacation, retirement plan, and an available health insurance plan. Periodic
work on weekends and evenings required. Work-related mileage will be reimbursed.
Position is based out of the Midcoast Conservancy office in Edgecomb with some
field work. Annual salary is $40,000 - $48,000 depending on experience.
Job Responsibilities currently envisioned are detailed below:
This position is responsible for protecting and improving freshwater
and estuarine resources for human and ecological benefit within the service
area of Midcoast Conservancy with an emphasis on the Sheepscot River watershed.
Hires and supervises seasonal and support staff needed to carry out programs.
The Sheepscot River Watershed Manager is primarily responsible for implementing
the following program goals. Tasks are illustrative of the nature of the
position and other tasks may be required.
River Watershed Management
> Be a visible and respected presence in the
> Be a regular presence at stakeholder meetings
that can occur days, nights, and weekends.
> Supervises Sheepscot Samplers, a community
science monitoring program on the Sheepscot River that has just completed its
> Collaborates with area partners (Department of
Marine Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service, etc.) to implement water
quality monitoring or restoration projects.
> Collaborate with the grants and development
team to apply for and support grant-related projects in the Sheepscot River
Watershed including work with state agencies, municipalities, private
> Share information and scientific findings
across watersheds to improve our water work.
> Coordinates and collaborates with other water
team staff to complete projects across our service area.
Advocacy, and Outreach
> Respond to community concerns regarding
erosion and shoreland zone violations by providing technical consultation and
information, contact local CEO or DEP enforcement staff as needed.
> Assist local towns with Comprehensive
Planning, nutrient reduction strategies for new construction and gravel road
> Work with community leaders and landowners
within the shoreland zone to help mitigate concerns and to recruit
participation in water resource protection.
> Stay current on scientific and watershed
management trends by attending conferences or other professional development
All staff contribute to the following:
> Occasionally create content in partnership
with Communications staff for newsletters, press releases and social media
related to their work.
> Engage in conversations to discover what the
community cares about.
> Act as an ambassador for the organization
within the community.
> May be staff representative for any of the
five Local Councils to assist in development or implementation of programs
related to their work.
> Work with colleagues within the organization
on outreach to various constituents by attending events, giving presentations
and participating in organizational programs.
> Coordinate volunteers related to their work.
> Work with local, state, and federal permitting
authorities to secure and comply with all required project permits.
> Manage multiple projects simultaneously
adhering to agreed-upon schedules and timelines.
> Under minimal supervision, makes independent
decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
> May work invariable weather conditions, at
remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically
Qualified individuals with disabilities and
those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide
reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and are an equal
opportunity employer. Ideal start date is no later than February 1, 2022, but
negotiable. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and list of 3 references.
will be accepted on a rolling basis until 5:00 PM, Friday, December 17, 2021,
or until the position is filled.