This is a full time position, offering a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits package. Please send a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, no later than Friday, February 26, 2016 to: firstname.lastname@example.org and list LSCOORD in the subject line.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking an outgoing individual to assist with land stewardship responsibilities. Currently, WPC is responsible for over 12,600 acres of land held in fee and over 36,000 acres of land under conservation easement. The position will work primarily in the Pittsburgh region and northwest PA, but will also involve travel to other areas as needed. The Land Stewardship Coordinator reports to the Director of Land Stewardship.
Job duties include conducting monitoring/site visits to WPC fee lands and lands under conservation easement; investigating and reporting natural resource management issues or violations of deed restrictions/easements; preparation of baseline reports and management plans; implementation of management activities on WPC lands, with a focus on _trail development and invasive species control; assisting with Volunteer Land Steward Program; and assisting with various record and filing systems.
• Outdoor experience, map and compass skills, and a high level of comfort spending time in remote locations is required.
• Must be comfortable talking to people individually or in a group stetting and be an appropriate WPC representative when meeting with private landowners.
• Bachelor’s degree and several years of experience in natural resource management or related field, or equivalent experience is required. 2-3 years of land stewardship experience is preferred.
• Knowledge and experience with ArcMap software and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and digital photography is required.
• Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to handle multiple tasks and priorities.
• Must have well-developed verbal and written communication skills as well as good computer skills.
• Must excel in working independently as well as in a team and have excellent time management skills.
• Knowledge of land protection tools such as conservation easements and deed restrictions is required.
• Must be flexible with schedule and willing to work evenings and weekends as needed.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to different locations throughout western PA.