Senior Planner

Land for Maine's Future Program

Opening posted: 01/04/2022 | Expires: 01/31/2022

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This position is responsible for managing the successful completion of land and easement acquisition projects selected by the LMF Board. The position will also staff Board and committee meetings as needed. 

The primary responsibilities of these positions includes managing a diverse portfolio of land acquisition projects selected by the LMF Board. The person in this position will manage conservation, recreation, and water access projects.  Specifically, this entails overseeing the program’s real estate due-diligence requirements, implementing Board policies and procedures, and following state contracting and procurement requirements.  

The positions may also manage the following: Data management and reporting to the public through the LMF website and other mandated reports;  Environmental Site Assessment report review; annual monitoring report process; coordinating transfer of digital shapefiles to the State’s conserved lands digital data layer; assisting with preparation for LMF Board meetings; staffing LMF Board and sub-committee meetings and other tasks and special projects as assigned.

The successful candidate will enjoy working in a small office setting with a team of colleagues across multiple State Agencies, contract attorneys, and partners from municipalities and non-governmental organization. In addition, candidates will enjoy periodic site visits to project locations and should have the ability to walk up to 3 miles to conduct a review of the property.

The successful candidate will bring a broad set of skills and experiences which should include a combination of the following: a solid understanding of real-estate transactions, reading and understanding deeds, legal descriptions and surveys and property title review; evaluating USPAP and UASFLA appraisals; evaluating Environmental Site Assessment reports; conservation planning at the local, regional or state-wide scale; conservation easement drafting and/or monitoring; stewardship and management of working lands; land-use planning principles; climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies as they relate to working lands and conservation land management. 

Finally, the successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work collaboratively in a team environment and provide a high level of customer service.  Excellent problem-solving, organizational, project management and consensus building skillls are essential.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelors Degree in environmental sciences, community planning and development, public administration, or a related field and four (4) years of related work experience. Equivalent related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the following:

  • working forest easements
  • paralegal or real estate experience
  • project management
  • Geographic Information Systems and MS Office programs including Access databases.

Request for supplemental materials in support of application:

  • Writing samples and presentation samples (PowerPoint or equivalent) are requested. 
  • Applications must be received by January 31, 2022.

Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/application.shtml