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The Land Management Specialist is responsible for on-site land management activities of natural areas. The position is governed by state and federal laws and

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Special Job Requirements:

Exposure to elements, walking long distances, and carrying equipment are required.

Typical Functions:

Meets and confers with neighboring landowners, contractors, organizations, other government agencies, and the general public to share information and coordinate land management activities on natural areas. Develops, plans, and conducts on-site land management activities, including controlled burns, boundary demarcation, trail development and maintenance, special species management, and invasive species control on natural areas, according to the provisions of approved management plans. Purchases equipment and supplies for land management activities on natural areas, seeks, implements, and monitors contracts for land management activities, and is responsible for the maintenance of agency equipment, including vehicles, chainsaws, mowers, all-terrain vehicles, and fire management equipment. Writes or assists in the writing of management plans for lands in the system of natural areas, as required by legislation, statute, and policy, to address the changing conditions of the landscape and may write articles for publication in professional journals and give oral presentations. Recruits, trains, and evaluates the work of volunteers, acts as a team leader, and assists extra help employees with management plan activities on natural areas, providing training as needed. Maintains appropriate contact with federal, state, and local entities, and conservation professionals. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of biological, ecological, and environmental principles. Knowledge of land management principles and techniques. Knowledge of state fiscal procedures and policies. Ability to plan, motivate, direct, and evaluate the work of volunteers. Ability to read, interpret, analyze, and use topographic maps, land surveys, legal property descriptions, and aerial photographs. Ability to use a computer and related software. Ability to operate a variety of power tools and equipment, including chainsaws, all terrain vehicles, weed eaters, brush mowers, and pesticide sprayers. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, including detailed reports. Skill in basic carpentry. Skill in vehicle and small motor maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in land resource management, biology, forestry, or a related field; plus two years of experience in land management. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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