POSITION: Regional Land Manager – East
LOCATION: Position will be based out of the Beckwourth, CA office at 361 Austin Rd, Beckwourth
Time type: Full time
The Feather River Land Trust is seeking a full-time Regional Land Manager with a deep commitment to land conservation and expertise in land and property management. The Eastern Regional Manager will ensure conservation and resource protection on FRLT properties and other protected lands in the eastern region of our project territory. The Regional Manager is supervised by the Associate and Executive Directors.
The Regional Land Manager, working closely with the Associate and Executive Directors, is responsible for the oversight and management of land stewardship activities within their specified region including but not limited to, property monitoring, habitat restoration, cultural resource protection, facilities maintenance and improvement, and visitor safety and public access, where appropriate. The Regional Land Manager will work with FRLT staff, contractors, and volunteers to plan, design, implement and oversee these land management and stewardship activities.
1. Coordinate the development and updating of land management plans for Preserves including the development of annual work plans and budgets.
2. Plan, develop and implement land stewardship projects that meet Land Management Plan goals and annual work plan priorities.
3. Oversee day-to-day management of FRLT fee-title properties, contract managed properties and conservation easements within specified region.
4. In cooperation with the Associate and Executive Directors, foster and maintain relationships with local entities including landowners, community stakeholders, other natural resource management organizations and agencies, and regional partners.
5. Strengthen and expand relationships with partner agencies (e.g. RCD, CDFW) including making public presentations to partner organizations.
6. Facilitate community involvement in Preserve Management through regular meetings, workshops and tours.
7. Supervise, manage and mentor Stewardship staff/Sierra Valley Preserve staff.
8. In coordination with operations staff, prepare necessary contracts and associated documentation to hire appropriately qualified contractors and monitor compliance with contract terms and Stewardship Policies & Procedures.
9. Provide assistance and support to Conservation Easement Coordinator and the conservation easement program, including easement monitoring and assistance in report preparation.
10. Prepare necessary reports for funders, the Stewardship Committee and Board of Directors.
11. Ensure site safety including pre-event inspections, tail-gate safety briefings and halting activities if a safety concern is encountered.
12. Patrol of fee-title properties to ensure no damaging land uses are occurring onsite and complete patrol logs and Incident Reports.
13. Respond to incidents involving FRLT lands during regular business hours or after hours and on weekends.
14. Assist with fund development activities including grant writing and tracking and assistance with donor meetings, events and preparations; seeking funding.
15. Attend staff meetings and trainings, participate in department coordination calls.
16. Coordinate and collaborate with Land Stewardship Committee by developing agendas, sharing supporting documents and facilitating committee meetings.
17. Oversee the operation and maintenance of the Sierra Valley Preserve Visitors Center and associated infrastructure (e.g. trails).
18. Assist with the management and protection of water rights and resources associated with the Sierra Valley Preserve.
1. Position based out of Sierra Valley Preserve headquarters- ability to be on-site the majority of scheduled workdays, including some evenings and weekends.
2. Land stewardship project management experience.
3. Background in construction and contractor management preferred.
4. Demonstrable leadership and people skills.
5. Ability and desire to interact with a diverse public.
6. Proficiency will Office suite (e.g. Excel, Word).
7. 4-year degree preferred but strong candidates with an associate degree, or 5+ years of relevant job experience considered. Preferred educational background: Natural Resource Management, Rangeland Science, Agricultural Science, Parks & Recreation Management, or other closely related field. Candidates with job experience including ranch management, other agricultural business management, or Parks & Recreation experience strongly encouraged to apply.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• Official Start Date: TBD
• Salary: Commensurate with experience and based upon comparable salaries within the field and for the position. Cost of living salary increases will be given, contingent upon adequate FRLT financial capacity.
• Benefits: The first 90 days of employment at FRLT are considered an introductory period. During this time, employees are not entitled to utilize certain benefits including accrued paid time off (PTO) and vision and dental benefits. After the introductory period, employees are entitled to FRLT’s benefits package.
• Hours: 40 hours per week; work schedule negotiable
Requirements: Minimum of an AA degree in related field or 5+ years’ relevant experience, valid CA driver’s license, reference check
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Mail: Aubrey Pickerell
PO Box 1826
Quincy, CA 95971