This position will collaborate with Division staff to determine land conservation priorities. The applicant selected for this position will develop grant applications to support land acquisitions and ensures associated activities such as record keeping are compliant with grant and federal aid rules. This position will also prepare annual reports on awarded grants. This position will be primarily responsible for working with private land owners to identify willing sellers then initiate appraisals, boundary surveys, purchase contracts and coordinates with settlement attorneys to finalize land acquisitions. Additional responsibilities will include developing and maintaining GIS and related databases pertaining to State land holdings, as well as monitoring and preparing reports for conservation easements.
Applicants must have education, training and /or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
• Two years' experience in technical writing including grant development and report writing.
• Two years' experience in GIS mapping and database management.
• Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources or a closely related field, preferred.
• Knowledge of real estate transaction procedures, preferred.
• Ability to work independently on complex land acquisition projects as part of a larger land conservation team.