COCO’s strength comes from our people. COCO would not be where we are today without our passionate and informed staff members. Working for COCO affords you the opportunity for advancement, professional development, and the chance to really make a difference within the environmental sector. As a COCO team member you will be joining a highly successful and revered not-for-profit organization working alongside our skilled and dedicated staff and volunteers. We provide competitive wages and some benefits (vacation, holiday, sick, life/disability insurance, matching retirement plan). Advancement opportunities abound for the right individuals.
Professional Water Resources Engineer
Salary: Commensurate with experience
We are seeking a professional water resources engineer for a wide range of projects, such as wetland and stream restoration; aquatic species passage projects; forest road and trail closures, reroutes, or development; post-fire/flood emergency response; water quality BMP projects; etc.
Our office is located in Lake George, CO, (about one hour west of Colorado Springs and two hours southwest of the Denver Metro area in the mountains), though the individual may telecommute a significant portion of the time. The individual should generally like to travel as we have projects spread out across a wide area of Colorado, and may have out of state projects in the future.
We seek an engineer with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate would be a hands-on person with a common-sense approach to day to day problem solving. He or she will work both at direct engineering and supervising project implementation, as well as overseeing external consultant teams. Responsibilities range from preliminary planning and plans of operation, to collection of field data, modeling, report writing, reviewing project designs and specifications, overseeing contractors, and finalizing project as-builts. Understanding of required permits, such as 404 and flood plain permitting, is essential.
The position will work closely with external partners, such as area major water providers, counties, state agencies and federal agencies (particularly the US Forest Service, or the Natural Resources Conservation Service).
- An engineering degree from an accredited engineering college and a PE license in Colorado (or the ability to sit for the Colorado test at its next cycle if the engineer has a PE in another state).
- Strong work ethic.
- You must have a valid driver’s license and suitable driving record for our consideration.
- Good knowledge of basic office software, CAD, GIS, and other similar software (and associated devices); strong understanding of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software, such as HEC-RAS/HEC-HMS/TR-55, Geo- RAS, Hydraflow, HydroCAD, and/or similar software
- A holistic approach to natural resource projects that marries best engineering practices with a strong appreciation of ecosystems and ecological principals.
If you feel that your experience may be suited for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and references in PDF format to email@example.com. If you have questions, call Carol at 719-748-1496.
The Mitigation Program Manager is responsible for implementing Coalitions and Collaboratives, Inc wildfire risk reduction mitigation programs and associated wildfire risk reduction/mitigation projects and activities across the United States. The position works directly with COCO leadership staff on wildfire risk reduction initiatives. The Mitigation Specialist will act as a liaison between federal, state, county and local representatives to encourage information exchange, on-the-ground program implementation, provide mentoring and training, and work to strengthen collaborative partnerships between agencies and communities. This position requires acceptance and active participation in the Community Mitigation Assistance Team. **This is not an entry-level position** Incumbent is expected to have significant professional knowledge and ability related to the following tasks.
Education & Outreach
Engage with WUI community leaders via phone, written, electronic as well as on-site face-to-face communications to increase awareness and understanding related to wildfire risk and activities/actions that can be taken to reduce/mitigate risk.
Assist with the design and implementation of mitigation projects across a wide geographical area.
Work with communities to develop effective, diverse and sustainable mitigation programs.
Wildfire Planning & Evaluation
Develop planning products to help communities and fire protection districts understand wildfire risk and prioritize risk reduction actions.
Examples of Tasks:
Fuels Reduction, Mitigation & Community Projects
Wildfire Mitigation Specialist will aid communities in the development of Fuels Reduction & Slash Management programs.
Examples of Tasks:
Promote Cost-Share Programs and Community Chipping Programs through a variety of outreach and networking mechanisms, including sharing different models, helping design programs and in development of cross boundary projects and programs.
Support the strategic development of fuelbreak projects including the following supporting tasks:
Coordinate Community Chipping Program projects including the following supporting tasks:
Monitoring and Evaluation
Position will be responsible for management of all programmatic data and delivery of data to funding organizations.
Examples of Tasks:
Organizational Sustainability, Project Management & Development
COCO actively plan for the future sustainability and resiliency of the organizations. The position supports leadership’s efforts to ensure timely progress toward future organizational direction and vision.
Examples of Tasks:
1. Assist with organizational sustainability efforts.
2. Pursue funding opportunities in collaboration with COCO staff and partners.
Understanding and experience with a variety of topics/disciplines including:
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The position is expected to work 40+ hours/ week. For the right applicant this position may be able to work from a remote location; however, frequent travel will be necessary. Compensation for this position will be determined based on qualifications and experience. We are looking for an exceptional employee that will excel and help to facilitate the development of programs and initiatives.There will be a 6-month probationary period for this position.Upon completion of the 6-month probationary period leadership team will review position deliverables, outcomes and progress. The hiring salary for the Mitigation Specialist will be dependent upon experience.
COCO offers the following benefits:
Paid Time Off (Sick & Vacation)
401k matching contributions
ENVIRONMENTAL & PHYSICAL FACTORS
Work is performed in an office, vehicle and /or outdoor setting in all possible weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to stand, sit, walk, talk, or hear for extended periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries 50lbs at least 100ft. frequently walks over uneven rough terrain, carries necessary job equipment. Frequently sits in one position while driving.
Incumbent will be expected to participate in the Community Mitigation Assistance Team (CMAT), which involved traveling up to 2 months per year, during the summer months on fire assignments – to learn more about CMAT visit – https://www.fs.fed.us/
HOW TO APPLY
Interested individuals should submit the following:
1) Letter of Application. No more than three pages. Include statements describing your specific knowledge, skills and experience as they relate to this position and this organization. (PDF file)
2) Resume. Should be a maximum of three pages and include at least three professional references. (PDF file)
Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Interviews for high-ranking applicants will be scheduled on an individual basis. Please send application materials via email only.
If you are interested in working for COCO and feel you are qualified for a position not currently posted, we invite you to send a cover letter and your resume below.
Coalitions and Collaborative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no otherwise qualified individual shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or religious affiliation, sex, familial status, age, genetics, disability, or national origin in any phase of employment for this position. Further, the work to be performed under this contract is subject to the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 70u (Section 3) which states that employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.
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Undergraduates, graduate students and emerging professionals looking for an unparalleled learning experience. COCO offers opportunities to apply academic knowledge and analytical skills gained in school in a diversified, professional environment.
We value passion and intellectual curiosity. We are eager to nurture and guide emerging professionals who will become leaders in environmental protection. We are honored when we can serve and inspire the next generation of dedicated environmental stewards.
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