Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager
Feb 4, 2019, 11:43 AM
New England Region
Senior Regional Director
Under the primary supervision of the Senior Regional Director-North, this position is responsible for providing leadership in land and boundary stewardship for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in the assigned region. The Natural Resource & Land Stewardship Manager facilitates collaboration and cooperation between Trail-maintaining Clubs and public-agency partners to achieve monitoring and management of tracts and boundaries that protect the Appalachian Trail. This position is responsible for supporting and coordinating regional land monitoring and maintenance programs, collecting, organizing and analyzing boundary data, conducting boundary monitoring and maintenance training, conducting and coordinating encroachment mitigation efforts, supporting natural resource stewardship efforts and supervising seasonal Boundary Technicians. The Stewardship Manager will work in a dynamic team environment with ATC staff, Trail volunteers, the National Park Service, the National Park Service Land Acquisition Office for National Scenic Trails, the US Forest Service, numerous state agencies, and other land management partners to address priority Trail resource management goals.
Program Development & Management
- BA/BS degree. Degree in conservation biology, ecology, forestry, natural resources management, engineering, surveying, or outdoor resource related field.
- Creativity and attention to detail while handling multiple tasks and meeting assigned deadlines.
- Working knowledge of Northeastern U.S. natural history.
- Ability to solve problems and handle issues of a complicated/complex nature.
- Skilled in project management and contract oversight.
- Supervisory and project planning and implementation experience.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to maintain favorable relations, and inspire cooperation with volunteers. Ability to develop and present training programs with a variety of media.
- Familiarity and experience with ArcGIS software and GIS principles.
- Familiarity and experience using GPS technology.
- Demonstrated proficiency with map and compass, survey plats, and orienteering.
- Ability to interpret and work with maps/plans oriented towards natural resources, land use, development, or engineering/construction.
- Experience living and working outdoors, including primitive, backcountry camping.
- Experience with the safe and efficient operation of a variety of land stewardship hand and power tools including but not limited to: loppers, hand saws, powered brush cutters and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Google applications and GIS.
- Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule; position requires regular travel throughout New England and weekend work.
- Maintains Wilderness First Responder and CPR training (WFA as a minimum); can be obtained post-hire.
- Leave No Trace Master Educator or Trainer preferred: training can be obtained post hire.
- Familiarity with the Appalachian Trail or other trail work experience is desirable.
- Work environment is in a multi-person office situation with moderate noise. Field work may include the use of power tools not exceeding 120 decibels. (PPE provided)
- Regular use of a computer is required; Microsoft Office, ESRI GIS, and Google applications are used.
- Must be able to provide or arrange transportation to field sites (rental and mileage reimbursement provided).
- Requires valid state driver’s license with a safe driving record.
- Incumbent may be exposed to hazardous physical conditions and seasonal exposure to extreme weather conditions, including rain, snow, humidity, intense heat, and sunlight.
- Incumbent must be able to handle heavy brush, walk for extended periods, stand for long periods, perform routine moderate lifting, and to carry up to 50 pounds in a backpack over a minimum of three miles, traverse rough uneven terrain, and wet and slippery surfaces.
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ATC encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness with all employees and volunteers
to enable participation and contributions to their fullest potential. We are committed to
being a diverse and inclusive organization, and recognize that diversity contributes to an
effective and successful organizational culture and mission. The ATC prohibits discrimination
in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity
and/or expression), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, genetic
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regulations in the locations where we operate.
Position Type :
Careers - Full Time