San Diego County, California

Job Vacancy: Conservation Land Manager

The Escondido Creek Conservancy (TECC) is seeking a Conservation Land Manager to facilitate management of TECC-owned properties in the Escondido Creek watershed. TECC currently manages over 2,000 acres of habitat-rich property and is in the process of preserving an additional 1,000 acres of important habitat lands which will need management in the future. This is a position that requires both field work and administrative responsibilities. Strong writing, organization, GIS and communication skills required.
Duties:
The Conservation Land Manager will help refine and implement TECC’s land management protocols and be responsible for all annual biological reporting including writing of reports and/or overseeing the contracting for reports, plus all filing and documentation. Duties include working with TECC’s education manager to develop programs to train, provide and manage volunteer stewards on TECC-owned lands. The Conservation Land Manager will be responsible for writing grants to help fund land stewardship activities. They will also organize and implement regular land stewardship events on TECC-owned lands. The Conservation Land Manager’s responsibilities also include hands-on activities such as fixing fences and trimming trees, and/or overseeing or contracting the work when done by others. The Conservation Land Manager will also work closely with other conservation partners in the watershed and with government agencies that oversee wildlife management. The Conservation Land Manager’s job involves extensive interaction with the public.
Reporting:
The Conservation Land Manager reports to the executive director and works closely with TECC’s volunteer board members who currently provide land management and land stewardship.
Location and Logistics:
TECC’s office workplace is located in downtown Escondido. TECC’s properties are located throughout the Escondido Creek watershed in San Diego County, California. TECC owns a truck, which is available for the Conservation Land Manager to use, but they will also need to use their own vehicle. Work is generally Monday-Friday but weekend work is periodically required.
Qualifications:
This is a position for someone with at least 1-2 years conservation experienced and a Bachelor’s degree or greater in conservation or wildlife biology or a related field. An understanding of state and federal laws that govern habitat management in San Diego County would be extremely useful. The Conservation Land Manager should be a team player and a highly organized person with experience working with the public. Excellent problem-solving skills and a “get it done” attitude are essential. GIS skills would be very helpful. Current California driver’s license, automobile insurance and an automobile in good working order are required.
Compensation:
Salary range $35,000 to $45,000, depending on experience. TECC provides competitive benefits and payment for mileage. No relocation package available.
While the position will remain open until filled, our goal is to fill the position by the end of January, 2017. Please submit resume and qualifications for the position including references to information@escondidocreek.org or via U.S. mail to Conservation Land Manager, The Escondido Creek Conservancy, P.O. Box 460791, Escondido 92046. No phone calls please.

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