The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy is a regional land trust working in 12-counties to sustainably conserve the rural landscape and waters of our region.
Summary of Position:
The Land Stewardship Specialist ensures all of the conservation easements held by the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy are monitored for compliance.
The position reports to the Executive Director. The position is part-time, may require evening and weekend hours. The person will work out of the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy office, presently located in Williamsport, PA, but also to travel extensively throughout the region.
Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:
Conservation Easement Monitoring
-Develop and implement a plan for the regular monitoring of all conservation easements held by Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy
-Contact owner’s of property under easement with the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy to schedule monitoring visit
-Conduct monitoring of conservation easements held by Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy
-Prepare reports and correspondence based on monitoring
-Maintain conservation easement inspection files.
Review Requests for Approval of Conservation Easement Permitted Activities
-Coordinate with Executive Director to ensure all requests are processed in a timely manner
-Review the request to determine if it’s allowed by easement
-Evaluate the impact on the conservation values
-Prepare a recommendation for review and discussion with the Executive Director
-Conduct site visits, as needed, to ensure the activity is being implemented as approved, and as appropriate
-Prepare reports and notes documenting the process and follow-up
-Prepare a yearly workplan based on the organizational strategic plan as requested
-Assist in preparing budget figures for easement monitoring, and other projects as directed by Executive Director as requested
-Assist Executive Director in grant writing and fundraising as requested
Both of these tasks would be done in coordination with the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Office & Communications Coordinator:
-Provide photos from site visits and text to be used on the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy’s social media accounts
-Write at least one article quarterly for the organization’s newsletter.
-A passion for the conservation of open spaces
-Clearly demonstrated experience and skills related to the performance of the above responsibilities, such as past experience with land management including, but not limited to road building, erosion and sedimentation controls, and management plan writing
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Attention to detail. Ability to work accurately, independently, and efficiently.
-Ability to interact and communicate with people in one-on-one situations.
-Experience in developing work plans, and successfully executing work plans
-A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
-Ability to walk a minimum of 4 miles over rough and uneven terrain.
This is a part-time position. The pay range is $12.00 to $16.00 an hour based on experience with both land management and conservation easements.
Based on past experience it is anticipated the Land Stewardship Specialist will work approximately 600 hours over the course of the year.