We are currently recruiting for a full-time Stewardship Technician to monitor and document conditions on Ag + Open Space's conservation easements. This position is assigned to Ag + Open Space’s Stewardship Program. This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven organization with a passion for protecting lands that contribute to Sonoma County’s scenic beauty, local agriculture, native habitats and recreational lands.
The Stewardship Technician will be part of a dynamic team that stewards Ag + Open Space's conservation easements and protected lands, and will round out our team that monitors Ag + Open Space's 240+ conservation easements. This position, under direction from Ag + Open Space's Stewardship Supervisor, will actively facilitate communication and relationship building with easement landowners, schedule visits and conduct monitoring visits to easement properties, photograph property conditions and collect data in the field, produce maps in GIS reflecting collected data, and compile monitoring reports with these data. Additionally, this position will assist in maintaining Ag + Open Space's monitoring database, undertake discrete fee land management projects, and support Stewardship staff in conducting research and developing recommendations for action on a variety of Stewardship-related issues.
Any combination of education and work experience that would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, this would include an Associates degree, or equivalent, with coursework in planning, geography, GIS, environmental studies, natural resources management, or other related fields, and some experience in open space, parks, environmental protection, land use planning, or other related fields that included experience in drafting and preparation of reports. Coursework or experience with GIS is highly desirable.
The job posting period is January 13-February 18, 2020. All applications must be received by midnight, February 18th. Interviews for selected candidates will be held March 10th and 17th in Santa Rosa. Application instructions are provided on: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sonoma