Seasonal Land Steward

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Posted: 01/25/2023

Reports to: Executive Director and Stewardship Director
 
Hours: Seasonal (May 15 – October 27), 40 hours per week. Start date is flexible in Summer 2023. 
 
Primary Duties:
 
Assist Stewardship Director with Conservation Easement Monitoring:

  • Write Conservation Easement monitoring visit notification letters to landowners.
  • Confirm Conservation Easement monitoring visit dates with landowners.
  • Prepare for Conservation Easement monitoring visits:
    • Print forms.
    • Load GPS.
    • Review Maps.
    • Review Conservation Easement Monitoring Plan, Summary and past Monitoring Reports.
  • Conduct Conservation Easement monitoring visits:
    • Complete landowner interview regarding current land uses, update landowner contact information.
    • Take photos at designated GPS points.
    • Record field notes and any possible violations that may exist.
    • Track expenses, time and mileage.
  • Complete Conservation Easement monitoring reports:
    • Prepare draft report and compliance letter.
    • Upload photos.
    • Update GPS points and map.
    • Obtain report and compliance letter approval by Stewardship Director and Executive Director.
    • Make corrections to report if necessary.
    • Copy, scan and upload final monitoring report to required locations.
    • Follow-up with landowners about any questions or requests that they may have.
  •  Assist in the maintenance of Conservation Easement monitoring files.
  • Mapping 
    • Assists with maintaining GPS and ArcGIS files.
Other
  • Assist with the development and application of the organization’s database, Salesforce.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Assists Stewardship Director in Land Team activities.
  • Provide support for certain projects on Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area and Sacramento Creek Ranch as needed.
Education, Technology Skills and Physical Abilities
  • Working toward or hold a degree in natural resource sciences, environmental education or related field.
  • Knowledge of Colorado flora and fauna.
  • Self-motivated with a sincere interest in the environment.
  • Experience working with the public.
  • First Aid and CPR certification required by start date.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Able to travel across rough mountainous terrain on foot and/or by operating 4-wheel drive or AWD vehicles.
Compensation
$22.00 per hour and mileage reimbursement while performing actual duties as outlined above.
No housing offered.
 
Application
Send resume, cover letter and three references to Ellie@savetheland.org, Attn: Land Steward, by March 3, 2023 or until the position is filled.  In the cover letter please describe in detail:
  •  Coursework you feel would help you in this position.
  • Outdoor/Field experiences you feel would help you in this position.
  • Experience you having working with landowners.
  • Biggest challenges you anticipate with this position.
  • Why you would be a good fit for this position.
Mountain Area Land Trust
908 Nob Hill Road, Suite 200
Evergreen, CO 80439
Office: (303) 679-0950                       
www.savetheland.org

Position Type: Full-Time,Seasonal