The Virginia Outdoors Foundation is seeking a full-time Conservation Assistant position to assist with regional conservation duties. The position will be based in the Northern Virginia area around our Warrenton office; however, travel throughout the Piedmont Region will be required. Telecommuting options are available once training has been completed. Approximately 50% travel will be required for regional job duties, training, and staff meetings. A VOF vehicle will be provided. Starting salary is between $35,000-$45,000, with benefits including health, vision, dental, 401k, STD/LTD, FSA, life insurance, and a generous PTO plan. EEO/AA. The position closes August 13, 2021.
- Work 40+ hours per week.
- Assist with assigned duties, including but not limited to, property inspections, compliance reviews, landowner education, and records management assistance, which will entail, in part:
- Frequent Regional Travel
- Contacting and maintaining good relationships with property owners, their representatives and other interested parties.
- Inspecting properties in open-space easement and documenting relevant changes for compliance determination.
- Reviewing and interpreting land records including deeds, rights-of-way, easements and other land related documents.
- Reviewing and confirming accuracy of legal descriptions for boundaries, 3rd party impacts and special protection areas.
- Maintaining accurate documentation and records.
- Database entry and digital storage site organization.
- Creating maps and editing data using ArcGIS.
- Use of iPhone apps and GPS to gather field data.
- Assisting other staff with documentation, mapping and related duties
3. Other conservation related duties and support.
4. Participate in meetings and training activities, as required.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license
- Bachelor's Degree in Land Use or Environmental Planning, or related field, from an accredited college or university preferred/desirable, or experience that would provide the skills and abilities listed
- Demonstrated experience working alone in the field, independently in an office/telecommuting location as well as collaboratively with a team
- Demonstrated ability to decipher various property boundaries using surveys, plats, descriptions, and other related materials
- Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS, GPS technology and related Smartphone applications including Apple iPhone iOS
- Demonstrated experience interpreting aerial imagery
- Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Windows and Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Strong organizational skills
Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references required as part of application.
Reasonable Accommodation: During the selection process, applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation.
The Virginia Outdoors Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to walk/hike over varied terrain and in changing weather conditions. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
Questions or requests related to the position can be emailed to the Human Resources Manager, Sara Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position closes August 13, 2021.