Watershed Restoration Job Posted 6/17/19
Greenbelt Land Trust Job Posted 6/17/19
Job Description POSITION TITLE: Conservation Project Coordinator REPORTS TO: Conservation Director/Stewardship Director STATUS: 1 FTE, Exempt
DATE POSTED: June 6, 2019
GREENBELT LAND TRUST Since 1989 Greenbelt Land Trust has worked to protect and steward the land Oregon cares about. We work alongside our community to create a legacy for future generations. Greenbelt has protected nearly 4,000 acres of critical habitats, rivers, trails, and working lands throughout the mid-Willamette Valley. With 9 full-time and 1 part-time staff, a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, and hundreds of supporters and project partners, Greenbelt Land Trust has become a regional leader in conservation.
JOB SUMMARY The Conservation Project Coordinator is a full-time position and is a member of the Conservation and Stewardship Teams. The Conservation Project Coordinator uses strong program management and communication skills to assist and lead activities related to acquisition projects and stewardship responsibilities for protected properties. The Coordinator plays an integral role in land acquisition due diligence, landowner and funder negotiations, project budget and timeline tracking, record keeping, and administering Conservation Easements. The Conservation Project Coordinator participates in fundraising efforts to support land protection and stewardship, including securing and managing grants from government and foundation sources. All positions at Greenbelt Land Trust are active in the organization’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), and will participate in efforts to integrate the values of EDI into Greenbelt’s daily operations and program governance. ESSENTIAL
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Land Conservation (49%) • Assist Conservation Director with due diligence tasks for projects under guidance of the Land Transaction Procedures including appraisal reviews, landowner option/purchase agreements, surveys, ESAs, title report reviews, water rights, cultural resource reviews, public notification, insurance and any other actions required to complete land transactions. • Track and manage complex project tasks and communicate regularly with staff, landowners, funders, and partners. • Assist Conservation Director in development of conservation easements, option/purchase agreements, access easements, deed restrictions and other legal documents for land transactions. • Regularly communicate with Conservation and Stewardship Teams during the preacquisition process on developing staff evaluations, timelines, due diligence needs, costs, and funding opportunities. • Work with Conservation and Stewardship Team to complete GIS/mapping needs for land transactions, presentation materials on conservation opportunities, land acquisition grant applications, and other general GIS needs. • Work with Conservation and Stewardship Team in developing baseline reports, project management goals and any other required documentation for land transactions. • Coordinate with Greenbelt’s CFO to coordinate invoicing, contracts and other needs related to due diligence requirements. • Work with Conservation Director to coordinate and execute all land conservation and acquisition transaction closings. • Document each land conservation transaction through carefully organized paper and electronic files and ensure all pertinent documentation and communications are present and project summaries and costs are included. • Assist with grant agreements, expenditures and reporting related to land transactions. • Participate in professional development opportunities to advance the role and knowledge of the Conservation Project Coordinator to further the technical and legal expertise, and broaden the capacity of the position.
Stewardship (49%) • Coordinate landowner communication program including annual monitoring of conservation easements, ensure compliance and prepare reports. • Respond to conservation easement landowner information requests, notifications, permitted uses, and amendment requests according to Greenbelt policies. • Track and manage complex project tasks and communicate regularly with staff, landowners, funders, and partners. • Assist with grant writing and ensure compliance with project funding obligations; prepare and submit reports; communicate with funding agencies. • Coordinate property tax, special assessment, zoning, land use agreements, leases, access easements, and other documents for protected properties. • Track and assist with water right issues and in-stream transfer processes for protected properties. • Develop and maintain land conservation and stewardship records and coordinate implementation of the electronic stewardship and lands database. Other (2%) • Carry out other duties as assigned by supervisor. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • A demonstrated commitment to land conservation. • Minimum BA/BS degree in natural resources management, conservation, law or another related field of study and 2-5 years of experience in land conservation, real estate, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Experience with land conservation real estate transactions and conservation easements. • Experience with negotiations and relationship building. • Exceptional communication skills including strong speaking, writing, and listening skills. Ability to work with diverse people and develop positive working relationships, especially with co-workers, landowners, rural stakeholders, conservative communities and government agencies. • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines. • Comfortable working independently while managing various tasks and a strong track record demonstrating initiative and results in a complex environment. • Practical problem-solving and organizational skills with attention to detail, record-keeping and project management. • Proficient with standard computer software, including Microsoft Office, and familiarity with GIS/mapping and database software a plus. • Knowledge of current tax and conservation laws. • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends. • Must be able to hike rough and varied terrain. • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive. • Exercises high ethical standards. • A demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
COMPENSATION Starting salary is $40,000-$50,000 DOE. Greenbelt Land Trust’s benefit package includes generous vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement plan match. Greenbelt pays 100% of health, vision and dental insurance for full time employees. This is a full-time exempt position, based in Corvallis, Oregon. Our hiring decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. We grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, legal source of income, or national origin. TO APPLY Please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for up to three references all in a single PDF to email@example.com with “Conservation Project Coordinator” in the subject line. Address cover letter and any questions to Claire Fiegener, Conservation Director.
Applications are only accepted electronically and are due by COB Monday, July 1st, 2019. Please visit our website for more information: www.greenbeltlandtrust.org
SWCD Job Posted 6/17/19
The Wheeler Soil and Water Conservation District is seeking qualified applicants for a Field Technician I position. Must have ability to provide technical and outreach assistance, solicit landowner conservation program participation, understand project installation requirements, conduct onsite inspections, create ArcGIS maps/layouts, experience in collecting field data. Have ability to work independently and as part of a team, have good computer and communication skills. Grant writing skills preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Salary range is $30,000 – $40,000 DOE. This is a regular full-time position, 40 hrs per week, with benefits as defined in the district personnel policy.
Resume, cover letter not to exceed two pages and three letters of reference should be submitted to Cindy Burlingame, Wheeler SWCD, 40535 Hwy 19, Fossil, OR 97830, by July 15, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Resumes may be hand delivered to the district office, 40535 Hwy 19, Fossil, OR 97830. Electronic or faxed resumes will not be accepted. Copies of the job description are available by contacting Cindy Burlingame at (541) 468-2990, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or at the district office, 40535 Hwy 19, Fossil, OR 97830. Job information may also be found on the district website, www.wheelerswcd.org, or on our Facebook page. Wheeler SWCD is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted 5/16: Onsite Wastewater Specialist (Natural Resource Specialist 3) Lincoln County (mid-coast) are also recruiting for an upcoming vacancy.
Please contact Dave Belyea at (541) 687-7340 or BELYEA.David@deq.state.or.us with questions regarding this position.
Posted 5/15/19: Lincoln Co REHS recruitment
This is in planning & development in onsite program
Posted 5/6/19: Bend, OR Environmental Health Specialist I or II
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