Land Management Specialist – Driftless Area of Southwest Wisconsin

Driftless Area Land Conservancy
Dodgeville, WI
Job Category
Full time Positions
$40,000-50,000 annually
Last Date to Apply
DALC is adding a Land Management Specialist to our team! This full-time position (salary range $40-50,000) will lead land management efforts at our fee-title properties and along the Driftless Trail corridor, work closely with the Director of Conservation Programs to develop long-term management plans, and participate in annual conservation easement monitoring. This is a new position at DALC, and as such, there is exciting room for growth. Additional development opportunities for the Land Management Specialist include trail design and construction, volunteer leadership, and prescribed burn leadership. Download the full position description and instructions at​ The position will remain open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on January 17. We hope to hire by the end of February 2022.
Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Forestry, Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, or a similar field of study. Master’s degree preferred, but years of experience can be a suitable substitute for academics. • A minimum of 3 – 4 years of professional or volunteer experience in the field of natural areas management or restoration on private lands. • Ability to identify plants indigenous to southern Wisconsin. • Ability to identify and manage invasive species common to the Midwest. • Experience working independently and as part of a crew. • Ability to physically perform duties, including exerting sustained aerobic effort, walking for long periods of time carrying packs up to 50 pounds, pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 75 pounds, and the willingness to work in a wide variety of weather and terrain. • Experience working with herbicides and a WI Commercial Pesticide Applicators License or willingness and ability to attain such a license. • Chainsaw Safety Training certification, experience operating and maintaining power tools including chain saws, weed whips, brush saws, mowers, etc. • Experience conducting prescribed burns and/or S130/190 certification. • Experience operating a vehicle towing a trailer. • Proficiency in computer programs associated with the Microsoft Office platform. • Familiarity and/or competence in desktop ArcGIS. Additional experience desired but not required includes: • Experience working with landowners and volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and experience. • Interest and familiarity in carbon storage and sequestration inventory and assessment within the context of ecological restoration and management. • Familiarity with various local, state, and federal programs for financial and technical assistance available to private landowners in Wisconsin. • Familiarity with agricultural practices for protecting and improving soil and water quality (e.g. cover cropping, no till, pollinator plantings) • Experience with Landscape Conservation Software package • Advanced mechanical skills; small engine repair. • Experience operating tractors and other heavy equipment. To Apply Please email a cover letter, and resume to Natasha Rank, Operations Manager & Conservation Assistant. NOTE: Please put the words “Land Management Specialist” in the subject line of your email. This helps us to filter your email from the spam!
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