Eastern Stream Restoration Specialist

About Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited (TU) is a national organization with about 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. This dedicated grassroots army is matched by a respected staff of restoration professionals who work out of more than 30 offices nationwide. These conservation professionals work at the local, state and national levels to ensure that TU is at the forefront of fisheries restoration and protection. Our mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Our vision is that by the next generation, Trout Unlimited will ensure robust populations of native and wild fish once again thrive within their North American range, so that our children can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters.

Position Summary

TU is seeking an Eastern Stream Restoration Specialist with natural stream design expertise to perform surveys, designs, and construction oversight for aquatic habitat restoration projects in New England. Projects implemented by the position will provide multiple benefits to coldwater fisheries and local communities including flood resiliency, improvement of aquatic habitat and water quality, and protection of aquatic health and biodiversity.

Location: The position is based out of the TU office in Concord, NH, although telecommuting may be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct stream geomorphic surveys (dimension, pattern, profile, substrate), and stream habitat assessments, as well as aquatic passage assessments.
  • Design habitat improvement, bank stabilization and aquatic organism passage projects.
  • Provide budget, materials, equipment and work estimates.
  • Assist with permitting and coordinating implementation of restoration projects.
  • Provide construction oversight.
  • Implement multiple restoration projects simultaneously.
  • Present at technical workshops and education to other professionals, elected officials, and partner groups


  • A B.S. in a field related to hydrology, geology, geomorphology, or biological systems engineering. An M.S. in one of these fields and/or a PE is preferred.
  • Expertise in natural stream design techniques and demonstrated ability to design and oversee the installation of comprehensive habitat improvement projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and supervise multiphase stream restoration projects.
  • Experience with project management and project permitting.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders including federal and agencies, farmers, biologists, engineers, and other landowners.
  • A working knowledge of principles and practices of fisheries and aquatic resource management with a particular emphasis on stream habitat requirements of brook trout.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with ESRI GIS software and CAD are preferred.
  • Passion for protecting and restoring trout populations and their watersheds.

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest, resume and 3 professional references to Holly Smith, hsmith@tu.org, by October 13, 2017. Please insert the words "Eastern Stream Restoration Specialist" in the subject line of the message. No phone calls please.

Please fill out this voluntary form and submit it as an attachment to this email address.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act.

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.


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