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JOB PURPOSE: The Ecological Resources Coordinator works to promote sustainable natural areas stewardship across Athens-Clarke County by strategically leading a prioritized stewardship planning and implementation process for the Unified Government—the second largest property owner in Clarke County. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinate Land Conservation Program acquisitions and easements; develop and coordinate the implementation of long-term stewardship plans for conservation properties; administer and/or facilitate associated volunteer, education/interpretation activities and programs related to ecological and land-based historical and cultural resources; identify, manage, and supplement the internal and external resources available for program management; work cooperatively across the Unified Government and throughout the community; assist the Sustainability Office with the implementation of long-term goals; and complete other duties as assigned.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with routine evening, religious holiday, and weekend hours as needed to meet the goals of the unit.
MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in physical or natural sciences, such as forestry, wildlife biology, ecology, or a related field, with three years of professional experience in each of the following areas/disciplines (experience may overlap): Environmental stewardship and natural areas management; educational program management/development and interpretation in a natural resource setting; historic and cultural resource management, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must have, or be able to obtain within one year of hire, professional certification such as Certified/State Registered Forester, Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Ecologist, Certified Arborist, or other equivalent natural resource conservation certification.
Must have or be able to obtain within two years of hire: Certification as a Georgia Forestry Commission Prescribed Burner, Wildland Firefighter Type II, or equivalent or higher certification; National incident Management System (NIMS) certificates in ICS 100, 200, 300, and 400; and a Private Pesticide Applicator’s License.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
A Master’s degree is preferred.
For more information and to apply, please visit www.accgov.com/jobs. First review of applications is March 22, 2021. Open until filled.