Land and Water Conservationist Seasonal Intern


Reports to: Land and Water Conservation Specialist

Employment Term: January 15 – April 15, 2020 (flexible)

Hours: 20 hours per week (flexible)

Compensation: Academic course credit highly recommended.

Primary Duties:

  • Prepare and maintain Land and Water Conservation Easement Files.

Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Creating electronic and hard copy files for new Conservation Easements.
    • Entering data for new landowner’s into the Trust’s database.
    • Ensuring availability of critical documents for each new and transferred Conservation Easement.
  • Assist in the preparation of files, workbooks, and photographs to support the 2020 monitoring of Conservation Easements.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing and confirming monitoring plans for each Conservation Easement.
  • Preparing (if necessary) summaries of the Conservation Values for each Conservation Easement.
  • Preparing (if necessary) directions to each Conservation Easement.
  • Copying 2019 photo point photographs for each Conservation Easement.
  • Ensuring GPS photo point data is available for each Conservation Easement.
  • Assist Land and Water Conservation Specialist with the development of Conservation Easements.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Contacting landowners.
  • Visiting potential Conservation Easements and documenting Conservation Values.
  • Assisting in the preparation of Project Evaluation Packets.

Other Duties:

  • Assist with the development and application of the organization’s database (Salesforce).
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the organization’s ArcGIS mapping database.
  • Performs other duties as requested.
  • Participate in mandatory staff training.

Education, Knowledge, Technology Skills and Physical Abilities:

  • Working toward a degree in natural resource sciences, environmental education or related field.
  • Knowledge of and/or familiarity with the Trust’s service area.
  • Knowledge of Colorado flora and fauna.
  • Self-motivated with a sincere interest in the environment.
  • Experience working with the public.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Knowledge of GIS systems is preferred.

Application:

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to dylan@savetheland.org by December 15, 2019.

Include Attn: Land and Water Conservationist Intern in the subject line.

In the cover letter describe in detail:

  • Coursework and/or work experience you feel would help you in this position.
  • Experiences you having living, working and/or learning in the West.
  • Short-term and long-term personal / professional goals.
  • Why you would be a good fit for this position.
  • Biggest challenges you anticipate with this position.

For more information, contact:

Dylan Sondermann

Land and Water Conservation Specialist

Mountain Area Land Trust

908 Nob Hill Road, Suite 200, Evergreen, CO 80439

(303) 679-0950

dylan@savetheland.org

www.savetheland.org