Job Opportunities

Land Steward

Reports to: Executive Director and Stewardship Director
Hours: Seasonal (May 16 – October 28), 40 hours per week. Start date is flexible in Summer 2022. Position will last 16 weeks from start date.
Compensation: $22.00 per hour and mileage reimbursement while performing actual duties as outlined above. No housing offered.

The Land Steward will be responsible for monitoring all of MALT’s Conservation Easements. Their duties will include corresponding with landowners, visiting properties to take photos and write field notes, and preparing monitoring reports after property visits. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, passionate about conservation and will be working toward or will hold a degree in natural resources, environmental education or a related field. They will also be willing to work outdoors in rough mountainous terrain. This is a seasonal position and compensation will be $22.00 per hour.

Primary Duties
  • Write Conservation Easement monitoring visit notification letters to landowners.
  • Confirm Conservation Easement monitoring visit dates with landowners.
  • Prepare for Conservation Easement monitoring visits:
    • Print forms.
    • Load GPS.
    • Review Maps.
    • Review Conservation Easement Monitoring Plan, Summary and past Monitoring Reports.
  • Conduct Conservation Easement monitoring visits:
    • Complete landowner interview regarding current land uses, update landowner contact information.
    • Take photos at designated GPS points.
    • Record field notes and any possible violations that may exist.
    • Track expenses, time and mileage.
  • Complete Conservation Easement monitoring reports:
    • Prepare draft report and compliance letter.
    • Upload photos.
    • Update GPS points and map.
    • Obtain report and compliance letter approval by Stewardship Director and Executive Director.
    • Make corrections to report if necessary.
    • Copy, scan and upload final monitoring report to required locations.
    • Follow-up with landowners about any questions or requests that they may have.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Conservation Easement monitoring files.
  • Mapping
    • Assists with maintaining GPS and ArcGIS files.
Other
  • Assist with the development and application of the organization’s database, Salesforce.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Assists Stewardship Director in Land Team activities.
  • Provide support for certain projects on Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area and Sacramento Creek Ranch as needed.
Education, Technology Skills and Physical Abilities
  • Working toward or hold a degree in natural resource sciences, environmental education or related field.
  • Knowledge of Colorado flora and fauna.
  • Self-motivated with a sincere interest in the environment.
  • Experience working with the public.
  • First Aid and CPR certification required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Able to travel across rough mountainous terrain on foot and/or by operating 4-wheel drive or AWD vehicles.
Application

Send resume, cover letter and three references to Ellie@savetheland.org, Attn: Land Steward, by April 4, 2022.  In the cover letter please describe in detail:

  • Coursework you feel would help you in this position.
  • Outdoor/Field experiences you feel would help you in this position.
  • Experience you having working with landowners.
  • Biggest challenges you anticipate with this position.
  • Why you would be a good fit for this position.