Applications are due Friday, March 2, 2018. The position has a desired start date of Monday, April 9, 2018. Please email a resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) to Michael Duus at email@example.com, and include “Conservation Easement Monitor” in the subject line.
Title and Classification: Conservation Easement Monitor
This is a full-time, exempt position based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Report to: Stewardship Director
work closely with the Conservation Biologist and Stewardship Specialist.
Summary of Job Responsibilities:
- Monitor conservation easements throughout the United States, with a focus on the Southeast, as assigned, which includes extended travel by airplane and/or automobile to reach remote sites.
- Work closely with stewardship staff to ensure consistency with NALT’s high standards of data collection, records management, and report production.
- Establish and maintain good rapport with landowners and conservation partners to foster compliance with conservation easement terms and to promote excellent stewardship.
- Navigate rugged properties by 4WD and on foot, often solo, while following safety policy to minimize personal and organizational risk.
- In preparation for monitoring visits, conduct file research, update Salesforce Locate records, schedule landowner contact, conduct site visits and prepare monitoring reports using Apsona.
- Research municipal records such as tax assessor’s databases and keep property owner’s information up to date in Salesforce LOCATE.
- Use GPS instruments and mobile computing devices in the field.
- Utilize spatial databases, Salesforce LOCATE, Microsoft Word software to prepare reports, including Google Earth and ArcMap.
- Maintain spreadsheets and Salesforce LOCATE database of property information and monitoring progress.
Other Duties as Assigned:
- Assist with Initial Site Visits and support the preparation of Baseline Documentation Reports for new conservation easement projects as requested.
- Assist with varied conservation project needs as requested, which requires awareness of project management strategies and ability to adjust schedule in concert with colleagues to meet deadlines.
- Assist with responses to clients’ stewardship request and advisors’ requests for information.
- Willing to develop future conservation business opportunities for NALT by expanding on current client relationships to generate potential new clients and land protection projects.
Essential Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelors degree in natural science, forestry, resource management or related field.
- Excellent people skills and ability to establish rapport with people from all walks of life and backgrounds.
- Ability to interact professionally with peers, all levels of management, clients, and vendors.
- Attention to detail and precision in observation and data collection.
- Ability and willingness to follow established procedures, and to envision and seek approval of better procedures.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent MS Office skills, primarily in MS Word, MS Excel.
- Ability to read, interpret & navigate various types of both digital and printed maps as well as plans and drawings from various fields of trade/business.
- Experience using GPS field equipment for navigation and data collection.
- Familiarity with importing GPS data into GIS.
- Self-organizing with ability to manage multiple priorities; strong organizational skills are a required.
- Punctuality and ability to work a flexible work schedule, including overtime as needed.
- Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a positive work environment.
- Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
- Experience with aerial photography, remote sensing and analysis, preferred.
Professional Development (dependent upon candidate’s proficiency):
- Opportunity to enhance field ecology skills through Baseline Documentation, Initial Site Visits and the development of Conservation Management Plans.
- Opportunity to develop new work systems, including enhancing the efficient use of technology for managing GPS, digital photography, and GIS data in support of mission critical programs.
- Training and networking opportunities provided through attendance at statewide and national conferences, as well as webinars.
- Opportunity to acquire Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft license for Drone Monitoring.
Additional Skills and Tasks Performed as Needed:
- Ability to troubleshoot computers, software programs, printers and other office and field equipment.
- General editing and proofreading of documents.
- Ability to navigate safely and solo on remote properties and over rough terrain, by vehicle or on foot (1 to 5 miles is typical).
- Ability to lift and carry 40 pound objects.
- Competitive, based upon experience.
- Insurance: Employer paid Blue Cross medical, vision, and prescription plan; dental insurance; life insurance (twice annual salary up to $100,000); long-term disability. All insurance benefits become effective the first of the month after 30th day of employment.
- Retirement: SIMPLE-IRA plan, with employer matching up to 3% of gross salary
- Vacation: Initially 3 weeks/15 days, adding 1 day per year of service, to a maximum of 4 weeks/20 days
- Sick days: paid time off, not counted against earned vacation days
North American Land Trust (NALT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land conservation corporation. It is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a “qualified organization” to receive and steward gifts of land and conservation easements under IRC Sections 170(h)..
Since 1992, the North American Land Trust has completed more than 500 projects protecting over 120,000 acres across 20 states.
NALT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.