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Land Conservation Specialist

Boothbay Region Land Trust

Opening posted: 05/05/2023 | Expires: 06/08/2023

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The Land Conservation Specialist (LCS) will split time between leading land acquisition projects specific to Boothbay Region Land Trust (BRLT) goals, and land acquisition efforts for a BRLT collaborative–the Boothbay Region Clean Drinking Water Initiative (BRCDWI)–focused on local watershed protection. BRLT-focused efforts include overseeing the acquisition of new lands and conservation easements from start to finish including identifying potential land projects, drafting easements, preparing baseline documentation, supporting grant applications, and keeping BRLT conservation criteria, focus area, and conservation plans updated. This position works closely with the Lands Committee and Executive Director (ED). Work on behalf of the BRCDWI includes identifying and leading efforts to conserve properties within the watersheds of Knickerbocker Lake and Adams Pond in partnership with the BRCDWI Steering Committee as well as providing leadership and administrative support to the initiative. The LCS interacts regularly with volunteers, landowners, supporters, partner agencies, and local governmental officials.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education and experience in land conservation, real estate transactions, easement drafting/monitoring or similar fields.
  • Self-motivated professional with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with property research and mapping.
  • Comfort and confidence utilizing office computers and software (Microsoft Office, Gmail, Etc).

SPECIFIC TASKS:

  • Carry conservation projects from start to finish.
  • Oversee landowner outreach and communication, including negotiating the terms of conservation easements and fee purchases/donations.
  • Complete all due diligence for land acquisition projects.
  • Draft easements and prepare baseline documentation.
  • Assist with writing grant applications.
  • In consultation with ED and Lands Committee, continuously review and keep current BRLT’s land conservation criteria, focus areas and conservation plans.
  • Lead the development of conservation easements, baselines and appropriate agreements on projects as assigned by ED.
  • Keep good records through all stages of conservation projects. Compile permanent project files for all easements and fee acquisitions.
  • Working closely with the Boothbay Region Water District and BRCDWI to develop and implement a conservation strategic plan for the watersheds.
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of BRCDWI steering committee meetings.
  • Assist with BRCDWI sanctioned events.
  • Assist BRCDWI with landowner outreach and communications.
  • Complete land acquisition projects within the BRCDWI Focus Area (Adams Pond & Knickerbocker Lake Watersheds), including negotiating the terms of conservation easements and fee purchases/donations.
  • Contribute photos and support press releases for BRCDWI.
  • Track work activities for annual reporting pursuant to ARPA funding.
  • Assist with BRLT events.
  • Contribute photos and support press releases highlighting Lands accomplishments.
  • Assist with the Lands elements of BRLT’s accreditation efforts and supply needed documentation as required.
  • Assist with other tasks as requested by the ED.

TO APPLY:
Application Due Date: June 8, 2023
Please send electronic versions of your cover letter and resume with three current references to the following email address with the words “Land Conservation Specialist” in the subject line: