PCC is an environmental nonprofit that works to protect and enhance the biodiversity and habitat along Putah Creek. Our passionate staff and community volunteers help foster appreciation and personal connections for California native plants, environmental stewardship, and more along Putah Creek.
Position Title: Stewardship Coordinator
Location: On-site in the PCC office near Winters, CA, with some work-from-home flexibility.
Type: Full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt, hourly
Hourly Rate: $19.00-$23.75 per hour. Benefits include company paid health care, cell phone stipend, generous vacation and sick leave, and 13 holidays per year.
Reports To: Stewardship Program Manager
About the Position
Putah Creek Council (PCC) is seeking a dynamic, outgoing person to lead our volunteer stewardship activities. Stewardship is one of PCC’s core activities and our volunteer stewardship workdays are popular with local residents. Working Tuesdays through Saturdays weekly, the Stewardship Coordinator will be in charge of developing and, with volunteers, implementing hands-on restoration and clean-up projects throughout the Putah Creek watershed.
PCC supports regional ecosystems through advocacy, education and community-based stewardship. We envision Putah Creek as a thriving corridor of native riparian and aquatic ecosystems connecting the Coast Ranges to the Sacramento River and the Delta. We envision a Putah Creek watershed community of people who value their creek and are committed to its stewardship. PCC’s Stewardship Program works to engage the local community in hands-on activities to improve the health of Putah Creek and its associated riparian ecosystems.
Job Responsibilities (Percentages are approximate)
Plan and lead volunteer events (60%)
- Define tasks, assemble needed equipment, and lead up to 50 volunteer work days per year
- Follow safety and heat illness prevention protocols
- Document work days and manage volunteer data
- Train, coordinate and serve as liaison to Stewardship Team (dedicated volunteers) Professionally represent Putah Creek Council to the public
Monitoring and maintenance of plantings (15%)
- Regularly visit and monitor restoration plantings (identify weeds, monitor plant survival, recommend changes to maintenance practices if needed)
Conduct maintenance of some restoration plantings, including weeding and watering
Maintain equipment (10%)
- Ensure that all tools and equipment remain in good, usable condition
- Maintain an accurate equipment inventory
- Recommend purchase of new equipment or parts, when necessary
Other duties, as assigned (15%)
- Ability to work harmoniously with and communicate effectively as part of a team
- Ability to successfully lead and engage volunteers of all abilities and ages
- Working knowledge of native plants of the Putah Creek watershed
- Experience with planting and caring for plants
- Comfortable speaking in public
- Able to work a Tuesday through Saturday schedule
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong time management skills
- Current First Aid certification or willingness to obtain it
- Valid California driver’s license, auto liability insurance, and good driving record
- Ability to pass a background check
- Undergraduate degree in restoration ecology, general ecology, natural resource management, or related field is a plus
- Experience with habitat restoration activities, including plant and irrigation installation
- Passion for nature and teaching children, youth and adults about the natural world and the importance of Putah Creek to the region
- Demonstrated history of volunteerism and commitment to environmental stewardship
- Experience with biological surveys or monitoring
- Able to read, write, and speak Spanish
- Experience using and maintaining hand tools, driving a four-wheel drive vehicle, driving and backing a trailer
The Stewardship Coordinator must have the mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer and copier; the ability to read printed materials and a computer screen; and the hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and by telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to use a computer keyboard, calculator, and other standard office equipment.
Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time, lift and carry 40 lbs, bend, squat and walk. Tolerance of an outdoor work environment with exposure to extreme temperature fluctuations, rain, dust, allergens, poison oak, insects, and sun. Ability to perform physically strenuous work assignments on a regular basis.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these duties.
Please click the button below to add your resume and a cover letter that explains your interest in the position and why you feel you would be a good fit.
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; apply by September 15, 2023 for best consideration.
Putah Creek Council is dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all employees. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Fall 2023 OneCreek Seasonal Restoration Technician Program
Putah Creek Council is hiring for the successful OneCreek Seasonal Restoration Technician Program this fall. This program has gained popularity among people looking to gain experience in the habitat restoration and conservation fields. Join us to make valuable connections with local agency representatives, experts, and stakeholders within the Putah Creek Watershed, while gaining hands-on experience in habitat restoration, native plant landscaping, outdoor recreation management, native plant propagation, and nursery operations.
In addition, the program will include science skills development. In an effort to expose participants to the science behind the various restoration projects and research being conducted in the region, PCC has reached out to various experts in the area. Possible activities will include assisting with Restoration Project implementation, learning native plant nursery techniques, and much more!
The Fall 2023 OneCreek program is set to run for 8 weeks from the week of September 25 through the week of November 13th.
The program meets twice weekly at various restoration sites within the Putah Creek Watershed and Putah Creek Council’s Native Plant Nursery. Technicians can expect to work 6-10 hours per week, and the program schedule is based around participant availability. Program participants will work under the supervision of Putah Creek Council staff to gain hands-on experience with plant care and planting, and gain knowledge and experience from meeting and working alongside other regional restoration professionals.
To apply for the Fall 2023 OneCreek | Putah Creek Seasonal Restoration Technician Program, please complete this ONLINE APPLICATION. Rolling applications will be accepted. Technicians will be notified of their final acceptance beginning September 15th. This is a paid seasonal technician opportunity based on $15.50/hour.