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Job Announcement — Grants & Contracts Administrator

Overview

Lomakatsi Restoration Project, a non-profit forest and watershed restoration organization based in Ashland, OR, seeks a full-time Grants and Contracts Administrator to join our growing team. This position will be an integral part of the accounting and finance team, supporting Lomakatsi’s work implementing landscape-scale forest and watershed stewardship initiatives across Oregon and Northern California.

The Grants and Contracts Administrator will be responsible for facilitating all stages of grant, contract, and agreement processes for the organization, including onboarding, diligent record maintenance, and required reporting. The preferred applicant will have experience in an accounting setting, ensuring proper billing and monitoring of awards and associated expenditures. Experience with non-profits, and/or federal, state, grant, and philanthropic funding is a plus. This position reports to the Senior Accountant with duties and tasks prioritized by Lomakatsi’s finance and executive management team. Collectively, this team is responsible for administering all of the organization’s financial needs, including assisting with the month-end close, tracking diverse funding sources, budgeting monitoring, payroll, compliance, and advancing best financial practices.

Lomakatsi is excited to expand our organization as we work with a wide range of federal, state, tribal, and non-profit partners to create fire-adapted ecosystems and build the resilience of diverse communities. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and wherever we work. This position is based at our office in Ashland, OR.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain grant/contract records—including from federal, state, and private philanthropic foundation sources—in a timely and accurate manner
  • Develop and maintain a dashboard for project manager/director use
  • Facilitate and participate in new grant, contract, and agreement onboarding meetings
  • Prepare qualified award expenditures and forward for payment, including:
    • Match with pre-approval (purchase order) or obtain proper approval
    • Code to proper grant/contract
  • Prepare monthly invoices for grant/contract work completed within 20 business days of month end, or other established deadlines
  • Monitor all grant/contract requirements to ensure compliance
  • Monitor receivables for aging and follow up in timely fashion to ensure stable cash flow
  • Monitor open agreements and requisitions for proper recording if necessary (particularly major expenses, such as subcontractors)
  • Assist with financial analysis needed for new applications
  • Develop and maintain the organization’s contract standards and templates
  • Maintain a complete record of all open/executed contracts with vendors/service providers
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting (preferred), Finance, Business Administration, or a related field — or demonstrated equivalent work experience
  • At least 3-5 years of experience relevant to stated job responsibilities
  • Working knowledge of accounting systems; QuickBooks experience is a plus
  • Excellent MS Office skills, especially Excel and Word, with ability to quickly learn new software
  • Experience with federal or state grants, agreements, and contracting preferred
  • Experience with non-profit grant and contract management is a plus
  • Ability to execute responsibilities in a highly accurate and timely manner
  • Strong numerical aptitude and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Detail-oriented, well organized, and able to juggle multiple priorities
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to interact with diverse staff, community members and partners with kindness and integrity – must be culturally agile
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion

Benefits

Lomakatsi strives to provide competitive salaries and benefits within the nonprofit community.

  • This is a full-time, hourly (non-exempt) position with annual compensation range of $60,000 to $70,000 depending on skills and experience
  • Paid medical, and dental plan
  • Paid vacation and 11 paid holidays
  • 401K retirement plan

To Apply

Please provide:
• Cover letter and Resume
• Three current professional references

Send to jobs@lomakatsi.org with subject “Grants and Contracts Administrator”. No phone calls please. Due to the high number of applicants, only considered applicants will be contacted for an interview opportunity. We are looking to fill this position quickly; if interested, please apply ASAP.

Job Announcement – Restoration Forester

Overview

Lomakatsi Restoration Project, a non-profit organization based in Ashland, Oregon, seeks a qualified forestry professional with demonstrated experience in restoration forestry and project management to join our growing team for full-time employment. This position will have the opportunity to work across the diverse ecosystems of Oregon and Northern California, in partnership with Tribes, federal, state and municipal agencies, and other nongovernmental organizations to design and implement forest restoration projects as part of large-scale stewardship initiatives.
Applicants should be skilled and experienced in performing a variety of essential forestry tasks including using GIS to prepare project maps, conducting forest inventories, and managing and analyzing data. Applicants should also be experienced in developing forest stewardship and conservation activity plans in collaboration with diverse partners, and in overseeing implementation of ecologically based restoration prescriptions on-the-ground.
The majority of this individual’s work will be done in the field, working independently or with other technical forestry personnel and specialists. The remaining office time will be dedicated to producing maps, plans and reports. This position is based out of Ashland, Oregon, with travel (sometimes overnight) required as needed to Lomakatsi’s project sites across Oregon andNorthern California.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

• BS degree in Forestry and/or demonstrated equivalent experience
• A minimum 3-5 years of field work experience in applied forestry
• Experience with Esri ArcGIS and ability to produce maps
• Practical knowledge of forestry operations and stewardship-based fuel reduction projects
• Experience working in collaborative partnerships with agencies, tribal natural resource departments, landowners, and community members
• Competency in the use of technical forestry equipment: GPS/GIS, navigation, data gathering/processing, Relaskop, compass, increment borer, densiometer, and clinometer
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and work performed in a network environment
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
• Possession of a valid driver’s license
• Physically fit to orient, navigate and hike in rough terrain using map, compass and GPS
• Ability to identify native trees and shrubs
• Flexibility to work variable hours and travel

Benefits Package

• Salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from $55,000 to $65,000 per year
• Paid medical, and dental plan
• Paid vacation
• 401K retirement plan

To Apply

Please provide:
• Cover Letter and Resume
• Work samples or certificates that demonstrate practical experience in the field
• Three current professional references
Send to jobs@lomakatsi.org with subject “Restoration Forester” No phone calls please. Due to the high number of applicants, only considered applicants will be contacted for an interview opportunity. Position open until filled, with applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Job Announcement – Stewardship Operations Forester

Overview

Lomakatsi Restoration Project, a non-profit organization based in Ashland, Oregon, seeks a qualified forestry professional with demonstrated experience in commercial timber harvest operations management to join our growing team for full-time employment. This position will have the opportunity to work across the diverse ecosystems of Oregon and Northern California, in partnership
with Tribes, federal, state and municipal agencies, and other nongovernmental organizations to help design and implement large-scale stewardship initiatives. The Stewardship Operations Forester will assist in the management of ecological forestry operations—many of which include commercial thinning and the utilization of timber as a by-product of forest restoration and fuel hazard mitigation. Applicants should be skilled and experienced in preforming a variety of essential forestry tasks including timber cruising; timber harvest inspections and reporting; layout and marking of restoration-focused commercial thinning projects; collecting and managing forest inventory data; using GIS to prepare maps; and writing and interpreting ecologically focused silvicultural plans.
Applicants should also be experienced in overseeing regulatory and NEPA compliance, and commercial restoration-based timber harvest sub-contractor accountability. A majority of this position’s work will be done in the field, working independently or with other foresters, technical forestry personnel and specialists. The remaining office time will be dedicated
to producing maps, plans and reports. The position is based out of Ashland, Oregon, with travel (sometimes overnight) required as needed to Lomakatsi’s project sites across Oregon and Northern California.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

• BS degree in Forestry and/or demonstrated equivalent experience
• 3-5 years of field work experience in applied forestry (restoration-based preferred)
• Experience with cruising, cruise design and using cruising software
• Practical knowledge of forestry operations and logging systems
• Competency in the use of technical forestry equipment: GPS/GIS, navigation, data gathering/processing, Relaskop, compass, increment borer, densiometer, and clinometer
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and work performed in a network environment
• Experience with Esri ArcGIS and ability to produce maps
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
• Possession of a valid driver’s license
• Physically fit to orient, navigate and hike in rough terrain using map, compass and GPS
• Ability to identify native trees and shrubs
• Flexibility to work variable hours and travel

Benefits Package

• Salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from $55,000 to $65,000 per year
• Paid medical, and dental plan
• Paid vacation
• 401K retirement plan

To Apply

Please provide:
• Cover Letter and Resume
• Work samples or certificates that demonstrate practical experience in the field
• Three current professional references
Send to jobs@lomakatsi.org with subject “Stewardship Operations Forester” No phone calls please. Due to the high number of applicants, only considered applicants will be contacted for an interview opportunity. Position open until filled, with applications
reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Job Announcement – Accountant and Payroll Specialist

Lomakatsi, a non-profit ecological restoration organization based in Ashland, Oregon, seeks a full-time finance professional with experience in all aspects of payroll administration to join our growing team. The preferred candidate will have a degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, and at least three years of experience implementing payroll services for an organization with 20 or more employees. A strong understanding of payroll and bookkeeping principles is required. Experience with non-profit accounting is a plus. Experience with job costing is also a plus. This position supports our growing organization that is implementing landscape-scale forest and watershed stewardship initiatives across Oregon and Northern California. Lomakatsi works with a wide range of federal, state, tribal, and non-profit partners and diverse communities. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and wherever we work. This position is based at our office in Ashland, OR.

Overview

This new position will be an integral part of Lomakatsi’s finance department, with responsibilities that include implementing bi-weekly payroll for 50+ employees, creating QuickBooks entries, generating reports, performing reconciliations, and providing other support as needed. Attention to detail, and ability to efficiently manage time and balance multiple priorities are necessary for success. A working knowledge of payroll and bookkeeping legal requirements is required. The Accountant and Payroll Specialist will report to Lomakatsi’s finance and accounting leadership and will work closely with other finance department staff and Lomakatsi’s executive leadership team. This team is collectively responsible for administering all of Lomakatsi’s financial needs, including tracking diverse funding sources, budgeting, payroll, compliance, and advancing best financial practices. We’re seeking a proven team player who is interested in growing with our team over the long-term.

Responsibilities Overview

• Payroll processing
• Bookkeeping and general ledger support
• Human resources support
• Compliance
• General administrative support

Duties and Responsibilities

• Prepare and process bi-weekly payroll for over 50 employees, including reviewing and ensuring accuracy of approved timesheets and tracking all payroll deductions
• Assist in coordination between payroll, HR, and department supervisors to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data, including health and retirement benefits, vacation and sick time
• Create and maintain records of financial transactions in QuickBooks as needed, including posting transactions, and ensuring legal compliance
• Support Lomakatsi’s finance and accounting leadership in maintaining general ledger
• Support maintenance of W-4s, I-9s, and other employee and contractor forms
• Support reporting requirements for various legal compliance needs including Oregon Workers’ Comp Payroll Reporting & Payment | SAIF
• Generate quarterly fiscal reports and assist in processing quarterly taxes
• Maintain electronic and paper documentation, including filing and scanning
• Perform other finance, HR and administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

• Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Accounting (preferred), Finance, Business Administration or a related field
• At least 3 years of experience performing all payroll functions for a small-medium sized organization
• Strong proficiency in QuickBooks and experience using payroll software systems, with ability to quickly learn new software
• Experience with job costing a plus
• Excellent MS Office Suite skills, especially Excel, Word and Outlook
• Working knowledge of relevant legal regulations
• Strong numerical aptitude and attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Good time management skills
• Detail-oriented, well organized, and able to juggle multiple priorities
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
• Ability to interact with diverse staff, community members and partners with kindness and integrity – must be culturally agile
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion

Benefits Package

• This is a full-time, hourly (non-exempt) position with initial wage range of $18-24/hour DOE
• Paid medical, and dental plan
• Paid vacation and 11 paid holidays
• 401K retirement plan

To Apply

Please provide:
• Cover letter and Resume
• Three current professional references
Send to jobs@lomakatsi.org with subject “Accountant and Payroll Specialist.” No phone calls please. Due to the high number of applicants, only considered applicants will be contacted for an interview opportunity. We are looking to fill this position quickly. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. If interested, please apply ASAP.

Ongoing Opportunities

Experienced forest workers encouraged to apply for year-round job positions of Restoration Forestry Worker + Wildland Firefighter

Seasonal positions may also be available

Wildland Firefighter

During wildland fire season, Lomakatsi currently staffs a 20-person Wildland Suppression Hand
Crew (Type 2) as well as a Wildland Engine (Type 6).

Qualifications

• Previous Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) wildland fire experience is preferred
• Refresher training can be provided to individuals who do not have current certifications
• Lomakatsi gives preference to employees who want to work annually in project work

Restoration Forestry Worker – Sawyer: Forestry and Fuels

Outside of wildland fire season, Lomakatsi crew members conduct forest restoration work
including thinning, as well as hand piling, pile burning, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• Knowledge and experience operating a chainsaw for non-commercial fuels reduction
• Knowledge and experience with piling/burning of slash associated with fuels reduction
• Understanding of basic forestry concepts and local tree/shrub species
• Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred but not required

Benefits for Full Time Annual Employees

• Health Insurance
• 401k
• Paid Time Off (Sick and Vacation)
• 11 Annual Paid Holidays

Options to submit completed application: (Attn: John Cymore)

• Send digitally to jobs@lomakatsi.org
• Send by US postal service: PO BOX 3084 Ashland, Oregon 97520
• Call 541-488-0208 to schedule appt. to drop off at Lomakatsi office

Se alienta a trabajadores forestales con experiencia para aplicar en la posición de Trabajador de restauración forestal + Bombero Forestal
Posiciones por temporada también están disponibles

Bombero Forestal

Durante la temporada de incendios forestales, Lomakatsi posee una Cuadra (Tipo 2) de 20
personas para supresión de incendios y una motobomba (Tipo 6).

Calificaciones

• Previa experiencia Bombero Tipo 2 (FFT2) / Preferimos personas con experiencia en
incendios forestales
• Si no tienes experiencia o certificaciones corrientes, nosotros ofrecemos la clase
introductora de bombero forestal
• Lomakatsi dará preferencia a trabajadores que desean ser parte de proyectos durante
todo el año

Trabajador de restauración forestal – Cortadores (serrucheros) – Forestales y de material
combustible

Fuera de la temporada de incendios forestales, los trabajadores de Lomakatsi conducen
proyectos de restauración durante todo el año incluyendo la reducción de material forestal
para prevenir incendios futuros, como también quemas controladas de montones, y otras
tareas asignadas.

Calificaciones

• Tener conocimiento de operación de motosierras (serruchos) para reducción de
material forestal combustible no – comercial.
• Tener conocimiento y experiencia con construcción de montones y quemas controladas
de montones para la reducción de materiales combustibles.
• Conocimiento básico de especies forestales como arboles/ arbustos locales.
• Preferible que sea bilingüe (Español – Inglés) pero no es requerido.

Beneficios

• Seguro de salud
• 401k
• Tiempo de descanso pagado (enfermedad y vacación)
• 11 días de celebración nacional pagados

Opciones para llenar aplicaciones contacte: John Cymore

• Envíe su aplicación digital a jobs@lomakatsi.org
• Envíe por medio del US postal: PO BOX 3084 Ashland, Oregon 97520
• Llame a 541-488-0208 para reservar una cita para entregar su aplicación directamente
en la oficina de Lomakatsi

Lomakatsi strives to provide competitive salaries and benefits within the nonprofit community, including paid medical and dental insurance plans, paid vacation, and a 401K retirement plan. We are committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all interested and qualified individuals.

About Us

Lomakatsi is a nonprofit organization that develops and implements forest and watershed restoration initiatives, programs and projects in Oregon and Northern California. Lomakatsi has implemented ecosystem restoration projects for over 27 years across thousands of acres of forests and miles of streams. Lomakatsi works across federal, private and tribal trust lands, and is currently managing multiple landscape-scale terrestrial and aquatic restoration agreements where projects are being developed within a 6-million-acre planning area. Restoring ecosystems requires a collaborative community-based approach. We facilitate partnerships and engagement among a diversity of stakeholders.

Lomakatsi has an established history of working cooperatively within communities facilitating all-lands restoration partnerships with federal and state agencies for the implementation of wildlife habitat improvements, forest restoration, and watershed management. Lomakatsi also brings added capacity to address socio-economic challenges for rural forest and rangeland-based communities by layering our existing education and workforce development programs into initiatives and projects, including our Ecological Workforce Training and Employment Program, Tribal Ecosystem Restoration Partnership Program and Youth Ecological Training and Employment Program. Through the operation of 10 programs, our staff of restoration practitioners, foresters, ecologists, workforce trainers, and educators work to increase community understanding and involvement in forest and watershed restoration.

We also train and employ local and tribal youth

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