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Stewardship Technician
Time: 32 hours per week, temporary, seasonal (approx. April through November)
Salary:  $16.50 to $18.50 per hour, dependent on experience
Deadline:  Apply by April 6th, position open until filled.

The Methow Conservancy seeks a hard-working, detail-oriented, outdoor enthusiast to join our staff.  The Stewardship Technician will visit each of our 110 conservation easement properties and assist with general field work, while being an active member of our fun and innovative team.  

The Methow Conservancy was founded in 1996 as the Methow Valley’s local nonprofit land trust and to date has protected more than 8,500 acres in this beautiful rural watershed in North Central Washington state.  Stewardship

(Full job description below)

To Apply:
Please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that clearly addresses your specific interest in this position
  • Listing of three professional references

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Please apply by April 6th.  Position will be open until filled. 

Questions: 
Contact Jason Paulsen, Executive Director or Sarah Brooks, Associate Director at 509-996-2870 or via email to info@methowconservancy.org.


JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE:          Stewardship Technician
TIME:            32 hours per week Temporary Seasonal Position (approx. April through November),
SALARY:     $16.50 to $18.50 per hour, dependent on experience

 

Scope of Responsibility:
The Stewardship Technician will be responsible for stewardship, outreach activities and organizational support as described below. This temporary, full-time position is located in Winthrop, Washington.  

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Typical Duties

CONSERVATION EASEMENT MONITORING

  • Conduct all annual monitoring, monitoring documentation and data management for all Methow Conservancy conservation easements and for any conservation easements held by other entities with whom we provide monitoring services under contract.
  • Complete detailed, thorough, accurate, and timely annual monitoring reports for all conservation easements and fee-owned conservation properties.
  • Ensure compliance with conservation easements, covenants, and stewardship plans for each property.
  • Alert Stewardship Director to any potential or real violations or major stewardship issues.
  • Work with Stewardship Director to answer landowner questions.
  • Maintain stewardship related files in accordance with Methow Conservancy Records Policy.

FIELD WORK

  • Perform field tasks as necessary, including fence mending/removal, working with irrigation infrastructure, planting and watering, small diameter tree felling, brush clearing, and other property management tasks as needed.
  • Assist in the implementation of restoration projects, including stream, upland and riparian restoration projects.

LAND PROTECTION

  • Provide support to the Stewardship Director for creating new or revised baseline documentation reports, stewardship plans, or management plans.
  • Participate in field evaluations for potential new land conservation projects.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATION

  • Solicit and manage volunteers for stewardship and restoration projects.

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT

  • Assist with organizational recordkeeping;
  • Participate in regular staff meetings;
  • Participate in periodic committee meetings, as needed.
  • Maintain understanding of and implement Methow Conservancy policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with the flora and fauna of the inland Pacific Northwest.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in land conservation or planning, ecology, forestry, environmental science, or closely related field.
  • Competence with GIS mapping.
  • Experience in conservation easement monitoring, habitat restoration, and land trust work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to create and maintain accurate and detailed records, data, maps, and reports on conservation easements (reliable map and compass and GPS skills).
  • Ability to work alone in remote areas for extended periods in all weather, and hike several miles over rough terrain.
  • Ability to conduct physically strenuous tasks.
  • Knowledge of land conservation and conservation easement stewardship.
  • Knowledge of forestry, wildlife and other land management issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

 

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

The Methow Conservancy is committed to a welcoming, inclusive work environment. The Methow Conservancy does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

 

Physical Demands

The working environment for the Stewardship Technician is primarily in an outdoor setting and the individual shall be expected to travel to off-site easement and potential easement locations. Field work may require standing, walking, maintaining balance, climbing stairs and inclines, kneeling, bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, pulling, twisting; requires sense of touch, finger dexterity, ability to grip with fingers and hands and ability to exert up to 35 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects; requires ability to discern voice conversation, to see with close, far, side vision with depth and color perception.  A valid Washington State Divers License and reliable transportation and automobile insurance are required. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
315 Riverside Avenue / PO Box 71    Winthrop, WA 98862     509.996.2870