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Job Opportunities:  Door County Land Trust Seeks Seasonal Land Stewardship Assistant

Bring your talents to the Door County Land Trust and help us maintain and care for Door County’s exceptional lands and waters. The Door County Land Trust is a dynamic non-profit seeking a part-time (28 hrs/wk) person to carry out activities on nature preserves. Applications due by March 24.  Inquiries may be emailed to careers@doorcountylandtrust.org.

Seasonal Land Stewardship Assistant Position Description

Application Deadline: March 24, 2017

Overview: Door County Land Trust (DCLT) is seeking an individual to fill a seasonal position working in fee-land stewardship. This is a unique opportunity to increase your knowledge and enhance your skill set while being inspired by the beauty of the Door Peninsula.

Primary Focus: Fee-Land Stewardship

Position Description: The Land Stewardship Assistant will assist the Land Stewardship Manager in implementing land stewardship activities on DCLT nature preserves and natural areas.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will work with the Land Stewardship Manager to monitor feeland properties and assist in implementing the annual land stewardship work plan. Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Locate and mark fee-land property boundaries and install necessary signage;
• Facilitate small scale restoration plans with volunteers;
• Supervise volunteers at DCLT fee-land stewardship work days;
• Inventory, organize, procure, and maintain stewardship supplies and equipment;
• Coordinate volunteers to maintain and manage trail systems and maintain
preserve infrastructure; and
• Ensure collection of accurate monitoring and research data.

Location: The position will be based out of the Door County Land Trust office in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The position will be approximately 70% field and 30% office work.

Start Date: May 1st, 2017 (flexible)
End Date: October 27th, 2017 (flexible)
Hours per week: 28
Compensation: $15/ hour

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma or GED and 1 year experience in land management or a science-related field;
• Experience operating and maintaining various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g., lawn mower, chainsaw, string trimmer or similar equipment);
• Must be comfortable working in variable weather conditions, under physically demanding circumstances and/or at remote locations;
• Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Must have strong written and verbal communication skills;
• Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g., First Aid, CPR, herbicide application and driver’s license).

Preferred Qualifications:
• B.S. Degree or progress towards a B.S. Degree in a biological sciences, land use planning or a related field;
• Working knowledge of natural systems in Wisconsin;
• Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource conservation;
• Have experience using GPS and GIS software;
• Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a work team;
• Ability to recognize plant and animal species in Wisconsin;
• Ability to identify invasive plant species common to Wisconsin and have experience with controlling and monitoring restoration projects;
• Experience working with volunteers and/or leading volunteer work activities; and
• Ability to contribute to a collaborative working environment in support of the Door County Land Trust mission.

To apply:  Please email a cover letter, resume and two references to: careers@doorcountylandtrust.org by
March 24th, 2017. No phone calls please.



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Door County Land Trust
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Protecting Door County's exceptional lands and waters forever.

E-mail: info@doorcountylandtrust.org

Sturgeon Bay Phone: (920) 746-1359
Sister Bay Phone: (920) 854-47

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