Baker Sage-grouse Local Implementation Coordinator

Baker County

Baker City, Oregon

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: $4,154-$5,050/month

Start / End Dates: 06-03-24 to 12-31-26

This position is part of a collaborative effort among the Baker County, Tri-County Cooperative Weed Management Area, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), US Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Powder Basin Watershed Council (PBWC), and private landowners to promote working land conservation and restore sage-grouse habitat and populations in Baker County. This position facilitates the Baker Sage-Grouse Local Implementation Team (LIT) and Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) Focused Investment Partnership (FIP) grant. The position serves as a liaison between federal, state, and local governments and stakeholders, including landowner and landowner groups, in matters regarding conservation of sage-grouse and sagebrush ecosystems at the local scale.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to the following examples.)

  • Foster collaboration and strong working relationship among federal and state natural
    resource agencies, counties, landowners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and
    related partners. Coordinate with core partners to identify issues of concern and threats
    to sage-grouse, rangeland health, and working ranch lands in FIP/LIT PlanningArea.
  • Implement, update and maintain the Baker Priority Area of Conservation (PAC)
    Comprehensive Threat Reduction Plan and FIP Strategic Action Plan and advance on-the-ground project work in connection with these plans.
  • Conduct semi-annual and annual planning sessions with LIT partners to assess progress
    towards implementation of the Baker Comprehensive Threat Reduction Plan and FIP
    Strategic Action Plan and adaptively manage priorities and targets; maintain and update
    work plans associated with the Threat Reduction Plan.
  • Develop quarterly progress reports and participate in quarterly progress report meetings
    with supervisory partners and Executive Committee. Report LIT/FIP accomplishments to
    local and statewide stakeholders. Provide required reporting and periodic updates to
    funding partners.
  • Convene Baker Sage-Grouse Local Implementation Team (LIT) meetings and sub-committees (including project site visits) as needed to engage partners in special issue
    discussions, decision-making, and funds solicitation. Develop meeting agendas and notes
    and arrange all meeting logistics. Facilitate LIT meetings to ensure maximum
    participation from all partners. Maintain and distribute meeting notes/documentation and
    action items.
  • Conduct regular outreach and coordinate education workshops and information for
    livestock producers, private landowners, LIT partners, and the general public.
  • Implement Communication Plan to highlight the work that is being done by the LIT via
    various media sources. Develop and implement communications strategies and tools to
    recruit landowner participation and build interest in the LIT/FIP to include but not limited
    to media releases, social media, web presence and participation in community meetings.
  • Compile, maintain, and distribute geospatial information (GIS) files with relevant data to
    plan and implement sage-grouse conservation in Baker County. Manage the LIT’s
    restoration treatment database using ArcGIS.
  • Oversee FIP application solicitation process including notification of solicitation
    opportunity and deadlines, convening Baker Focus Investment Partnership (FIP) meetings
    and sub-committees to rank and select FIP applications, and coordinating with OWEB to
    ensure FIP participation in OWEB Technical Review Team (TRT) meetings relevant to
  • Develop funding proposals to implement activities and priorities identified in the LIT
    Comprehensive Threat Reduction Plan and FIP Work Plan and sustain the partnership’s
    structure and function over time.
  • Attend trainings, conferences, seminars, statewide meetings, etc. at the recommendation
    of the LIT Executive Committee in order to stay current on new practices, laws, programs,
    and other items of interest that may be beneficial to the department.
  • If applicable, supervise assigned seasonal support staff; coordinate and review work;
    ensure work is in compliance with appropriate guidelines.
  • Ensure FIP grant compliance including financial reporting, budgeting, reporting,
    reimbursement requests and other requirements as requested.

Qualifications / Experience Level Required:

Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Rangeland Science or Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field OR an equivalent combination of experience and training in science or science communication or related field experience working with diverse stakeholders to address natural resource management issues that enables the applicant to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. At time of appointment, must have a valid Oregon driver’s license and must have or be able to obtain an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Education Card for on-the-job use of quads (Class 1 ATVs) obtained through the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. ATV certification must be obtained as a condition of continued employment.

KNOWLEDGE: Must have thorough knowledge of natural resource practices and wildlife management including the habitat needs of fish and wildlife and how to integrate wildlife conservation and sustainable agriculture practices. An understanding and appreciation of landowner/working land, rural ranch community, and sagebrush conservation issues, ideally with some knowledge of the local areas or similar areas based on experience in other regions. Must have thorough knowledge of office equipment and business practices including excellent communication both orally and written through proper grammar, spelling and composition. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and ArcMap (GIS).

SKILL: Must have skill in the operation of office equipment, office programs and mapping technologies. Must be organized and detail-oriented; prioritize and make decisions independently using initiative and good judgement in completing tasks and responsibilities.

ABILITY: Must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written forms with landowners, partner agencies and entities. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and with diverse clientele. Must have the ability to operate an ATV.

This classification serves at the direction of Baker County under the supervision of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice.

Work is performed within established department policy and procedures; federal, state and county statutes, rules and regulations. This position is grant funded with limited duration and is anticipated to expire December 31, 2026, but could be extended based on grant funding. Must be able to work within the guidelines of the grant requirements.

This position requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the days and number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, and does not exceed forty (40) hours in a workweek. Work exceeding 40 hours per week requires prior approval by the supervisor. Work will be performed in an office environment; however, work will also be conducted outdoors in all weather conditions. Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time over rough terrain; lift and move material weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to communicate verbally, hear voice conversation and will be required to sit for extended periods of time.

How To Apply:
Contact your local employment department to submit an application. The Baker County branch office is located at:
Work Source Oregon
1575 Dewey Avenue
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: (541) 684-2630

Or You May Drop Off or Mail Your Applications To:
Baker County Administrative Services
Attn: Personnel
1995 3rd St.
Baker City, OR 97814
Phone: 541-523-8200

Housing: No


Heidi Martin


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