Under the supervision of the ARPF executive director, the Conservation Coordinator is responsible for the on-the-ground coordination of the invasive plant program, oak grove restoration and trail maintenance. This is a forty (40) hour per week position Monday-Friday
Invasive Plant Control - Prepare annual work plan of activities needed to accomplish control requirements. - Work in coordination with County Natural Resources staff to evaluate status of work plan effectiveness quarterly, adjusting strategy and approach as needed to meet invasive non-native plant control goals. - Work in coordination with County Natural Resource Management staff to prepare and maintain sub-reach maps documenting volunteer stewardship activities as well as maintaining the Foundation’s Google Map. - Visit all existing and potential invasive nonnative plant habitats within each sub-reach no less than once a quarter to identify work plan activities and assess program progress.
Restoration and Grove Maintenance - Provide field support for Adopt-A-Grove Stewards. - Visit all existing groves no less than once a quarter to identify and assess program progress. - Make restoration plan for weed control, soil amendment and planting list. - Provide annual reports on site progress.
Volunteer Support - Work with Volunteer Coordinator to prepare, implement and evaluate strategies for targeting and recruiting volunteer groups - Work with ARPF staff to develop and implement a coordinated volunteer retention and recognition program.
Trail Maintenance - Maintain the 23 miles of equestrian –running trails along the American River Parkway. - Cut back brush, remove invasive plants, operate a chain saw - Operate a tractor 6 times a year to remove brush from the trails - Assist with special projects as needed i.e. homeless clean-ups, campfire site - Work with the Equestrian Patrol and Running groups to ensure they are all happy with the appearance of the trails. - Ability to communicate to volunteers
Communication and Community Development - Engender and maintain a positive working relationship and good communications with all ARPF, County and partner staff. - Develop a cooperative working relationship with other volunteer programs. - Prepare and deliver presentations to interested community groups, potential partners and local schools. - Respond to electronic and voice mail requests in a timely manner.
Administration - Work with ARPF staff to ensure quality control and that all data is entered into database within a timely manner. - Maintain inventory of tools and supplies to support program. - Assist with the development of grant proposals for funding of programs.
Requirements - Degree from accredited four-year college. - Experience with volunteer recruitment and management. - California driver’s license and reliable transportation. - Able to work occasional weekends and evenings. - Strong verbal and written communication skills. - Able to lift 50 pounds. - Ability to drive a tractor