- Respect tribal treaty rights, particularly in the context of salmon recovery.
- Research and apply the scientific basis for services provided by streams, forests, and marine shorelines, including evaluating relative levels of services.
- Coordinate closely with Kitsap County applying available geographic information system (GIS) data to characterize levels of service provided by natural resources, including data durability for future assessments as conditions change in the county.
- Clearly communicate results verbally and through written documents. Seek feedback from Tribes and County.
- Develop and implement outreach programs that gather input on desired levels of service provided by streams, forests, and marine shorelines of Kitsap County, including stakeholder organizations, tribal members, and the general public. Due to COVID restrictions, this will likely require virtual engagement though in-person opportunities may exist in 2021.
- Amplify the Kitsap County work and seek additional jurisdictions to expand the program in the region.
- Advance racial equity in natural resources asset management. This includes implementing components of WEC’s racial equity plan and working with staff to better integrate this work across programs.
- Commitment to environmental protection, and principles of racial, social, and economic justice.
- Demonstrated success in technical aspects of natural resources ecosystem services and systems-based thinking.
- Familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS) for mapping ecosystem attributes and analyzing patterns.
- Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain professional working relationships with tribal nations, county leaders, and diverse stakeholders.
- Excellent organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and able to complete tasks to meet deadlines.
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of audiences, from highly technical to the general public.
- Thrive in a fast-paced, always changing, non-profit environment.
- Policy experience with salmon recovery and local land use, the Growth Management Act, and Shoreline Management Act, including how they are implemented by local governments.’
- Familiarity with public policy and resource economics in general.
- Experience working with the public on technical issues.
- Experience with grants and foundations.