Teton Regional Land Trust (TRLT) is seeking a qualified, full-time Stewardship Specialist. The position is a physically demanding, full-time, entry-level position with a competitive salary and benefits.
The Stewardship Specialist acts with the conservation team to complete conservation easement stewardship and land management duties including (1) developing and implementing property management plans for TRLT-owned properties; (2) managing weeds, grazing, fencing, and water on approximately 1,370 acres in Teton Valley; (3) writing grazing management plans for conservation easement properties; (4) stewarding conservation easement properties; (5) completing baseline studies and documenting conservation values for potential conservation easement or property acquisitions; (6) assisting with design and implementation of habitat restoration/enhancement projects; (7) supporting outreach and fundraising events and activities, including grant writing; (8) coordinating and working with agency and NGO partners; and (9) recordkeeping and file maintenance.
• Bachelor’s Degree in range/wildlife habitat management, ecology, conservation, environmental sciences, or other natural resources or agricultural-related field.
• One year of experience including land management, noxious weed control, fencing, conservation easement stewardship, grazing management, or other related activities.
• Strong commitment to, and knowledge of, working and natural landscapes.
• Experience working with private landowners, non-governmental organizations, and state and federal agencies.
• Ability to work independently with little direction while being a productive member of a team that values furthering TRLT’s mission in a supportive and fun environment.
• Outstanding time management and organizational skills, excellent written and verbal skills, strong attention to details, and ability to juggle a variety of tasks and projects simultaneously.
• Excellent problem solving skills.
• Experience using computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
• Experience using GPS units and GIS software.
• Ability and willingness to apply unrestricted herbicides for weed control.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Experience assessing rangeland conditions and developing grazing management plans.
• Experience with maintaining equipment including weed sprayers (backpack, tank) and utility vehicles.
• Familiarity with conservation issues in the Intermountain West.
• Knowledge of wildlife habitat needs, Intermountain west vegetation, and/or range management.
• Technical writing experience.
• Experience training and coordinating volunteers.
• Rowing and paddling skills.
Initial round of applications will be reviewed beginning April 28, 2017. Position open until filled. For a full job description and application instructions, please visit https://tetonlandtrust.org/connect/employment-opportunities/.