Open Space & Trails Supervisor – Aurora CO
Supervises and leads field staff, temporary staff, contractors and volunteers associated with the operations, maintenance, public use and stewardship of County open spaces, agricultural areas, trails, trailheads, designated heritage site and associated facilities / amenities. Supervises and mentors the assigned personnel and recommends the hiring, promotion, evaluation, discipline and termination of assigned employees.
Plans and coordinates quarterly and annual open space operations, maintenance and stewardship activities. Implements staff work schedules, property improvements, contract services, budget requests and equipment procurement.
Leads and participates in the monitoring, inspection, operations and maintenance of County open spaces, agricultural areas, trails, trailheads, designated heritage areas and associated facilities / amenities to meet established quality and safety standards.
Oversees and performs a variety of duties in the monitoring, stewardship and restoration of native grasslands, rangelands, natural and riparian areas. Coordinates the Department’s noxious weed management activities and pesticide use program. Ensures compliance with local, state and federal standards / regulations.
Coordination and field oversight of agricultural area management and leasing activities in partnership with the Department’s management staff and external conservation partners.
Utilizes a computerized maintenance management system, geographic information systems and other technologies to support inventory, monitoring, operations, and maintenance and asset management activities.
Maintains records associated with each property, trailhead or trail. Provides recommendations for public safety, annual planning and capital improvements.
Supports and documents natural resource, conservation easement, agricultural, water rights and property boundary monitoring and management.
Coordinates and supports the cleaning, sweeping and removal of debris and snow within parks, trailheads, parking lots, streets, trails and sidewalks. Supports County level snow removal and emergency management operations when necessary.
Assists in the operations and logistics associated with special events occurring at the 17 Mile House Farm Park, the Fairgrounds Event Center or through Departmental partnerships.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Associate or technical vocational degree in natural resource management, outdoor recreation, environmental sciences, agriculture or related field.
Four (4) years of open space, natural area, trail or agriculture experience. Coordination of maintenance and stewardship operations desired.
Advanced experience, training and certifications in functional areas associated in the operations and maintenance of open spaces, natural areas and trails highly desirable.
An equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job will be considered.
Bachelor’s Degree in natural resource management, environmental sciences, agriculture or related field.
Certifications or training in grasslands, native plant communities or agricultural area management from an industry trade organization.
Qualified Supervisors Pesticide license from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
$27.72 – $34.65 Hourly
How to apply:
Applications only accepted online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/arapahoe/default.cfm
Field Ecologist and Crew Foreman – Pleasanton, Texas
Full time position for Rangeland professional looking to be in the field. Primary duties will be leading herbicide crews treating invasive species in a variety of ecological sites, participating on our prescribed burn crew, and rangeland and wetland restoration. Job candidate should be a self-starter and able to lead large (6-10 people) crews on large scale herbicide IPT applications. Ability to work in adverse conditions is a must. Candidates should be able to lift 75 lbs and work in the heat and sun during the summer in Texas. Our days are often long and we are on our feet a lot during the day.
We often work in sensitive environments and plant identification is necessary to accomplish our herbicide applications without collateral damage.
BS preferably in Rangeland Ecology or Forestry
Experience with equipment and ATV/UTV is a plus. Candidates should be comfortable driving a truck and trailer, including backing up a trailer.
This position will travel about 50% during the warm season, and 10-25% during the fall and winter.
Our company is growing and there is opportunity to advance!Apply by: 05/18/2019
How to apply:
Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Range Management Specialist – NMSU
The Department of Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources at New Mexico State University is seeking to fill a Range Management Specialist position with the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. This is a 12-month, tenure track extension faculty position. The Department of Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources is committed to providing the citizens of New Mexico with applied and research based educational programming to meet the needs of the agricultural and natural resources communities in the Southwest.
The successful candidate will be responsible for a progressive Extension education program in range management. A Ph.D. (in hand by hire date) in range science or natural resources related field and an understanding of rangeland monitoring and grazing management is required. Position is located at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM, with statewide responsibilities. Candidate must be willing to work non-traditional hours as needed and requires candidate to travel extensively.
Application must be submitted online by: 5/15/2019.
For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/.
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service location, posting # 1900388F
Apply by: 05/15/2019
How to apply:
https://jobs.nmsu.edu/. CES location, posting # 1900388F