Job Posting: Project Manager – Great Redwood Trail

“Love Northern California and the environment? Enjoy developing trails and working with local communities? Excited about The Great Redwood Trail? This might be the job for you!”

The Conservancy works with local partners on multi-benefit projects located along the coast of California, within coastal watersheds, and/or within the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area to acquire and protect natural and agricultural lands, restore, and enhance habitats and ecosystems, design and build trails and other recreational facilities, plan and implement climate adaptation projects, fund outdoor education programs, and improve public access for historically undeserved communities. Tasks will include soliciting and reviewing grant applications, assisting with project development, writing, and presenting staff recommendations for Conservancy Board approval, developing grant agreements in cooperation with legal staff, ensuring that the project purpose and all conditions of the grant agreement are met, reviewing invoices, and monitoring the progress of projects. The new staff member will be part of the Northern California Region and will work with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, regional collaborative, tribes, and community groups.

This is a Statewide Recruitment for ONE (1) authorized position. This position may be filled in the Headquarters located in Oakland, CA. OR may be filled as a permanent remote position in the following counties ONLY: Sonoma, Mendocino, or Humboldt. Candidates must have permanent residence in California to be eligible for a permanent remote position AND must reside in the permanent remote location listed (Sonoma, Mendocino, or Humboldt) above at the time employment begins. Please indicate your preferred location(s) in the “Explanation” section of your application (State Application Form – STD.678) or in your Statement of Qualifications. Please note, you must reside within your preferred location(s) in order to accept this position.

Final Filing Date: 05/21/2023

To learn more and apply, please visit the CalHR Posting here

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  3. If any, answer questions/prompts on the CA STD 678 and upload all required documents before submitting the application.
  1. Verify that the CA STD 678 has been “Submitted” in your CalCareer account.

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