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Natural Resource Specialist

Posted November 16, 2022. The Natural Resource Specialist is responsible for coordinating site-based stewardship activities (50%) and providing support for community-based land conservation and habitat restoration (50%). Duties include implementation of the Reserve’s habitat management plans; coordination with staff, volunteers, and local partners; maintenance of trails; invasive species control; protecting, monitoring, and documenting species and habitats; planning habitat restoration; and initiating creative approaches to achieving the Wells Reserve mission. This position requires the employee to perform tasks often under minimal supervision, to communicate effectively, and to develop positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, and local community partners.

  • Schedule: Full time (40 hours/week); a .80 FTE (32 hours/week) schedule will be considered
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in natural resource management, wildlife and fisheries biology, land stewardship, ecology, forestry, environmental studies, or similar fields.
    • Comfortable working in outdoor settings with the ability to hike on rough terrain in adverse conditions. Ability to carry out field work using specialized equipment, or willingness to learn.
    • Self-motivated professional with a demonstrated skill in managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines. Practical problem-solving and organizational skills with attention to detail.
    • Speaking, writing, and listening skills. Comfortable speaking in public to a group or conversing with individuals to build relationships and strengthen collaborations.
    • Ability to read and interpret scientific and technical information and to apply scientific best practices to accomplish program goals.
    • Competency with standard computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace. Experience using ESRI ArcGIS or similar software for mapping and simple spatial analysis a plus.
    • Knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn plant, animal, and natural community identification. Experience with species or environmental monitoring.
    • Valid driver’s license in good standing.
    • Willingness to work occasional evenings and/or weekends and to take on work outside of the immediate job description when needed to achieve program goals.
  • Compensation and Benefits: $43,000–$47,000 annual salary; health, dental, and other insurances; retirement plan; paid vacation days and holidays; flexible work schedule.
  • More Information: Download complete details.
  • Deadline: December 18, 2022 at 5 p.m.


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