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Conservation Coordinator

American River Parkway Foundation | Carmichael CA 95608 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/27/2012

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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.

- 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.

- 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

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Location Carmichael, CA, 95608, United States
Annual Salary $35,000.00 - $45,000.00/Yearly
Categories Environment/Wildlife/Quality Protection/Beautification, Foundation/Grant-making/Philanthropy/Volunteerism
Pref Degree Bachelors

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Dianna Poggetto
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Fax 916-486-2779
Job Code Conservation Coordinator