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Conservation Coordinator, Trails

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Laguna Canyon Foundation
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Laguna Beach, CA
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Published 13 days ago

Job Description Summary

The Conservation Coordinator, Trails will work closely with the Director of Conservation Programs, Conservation Program Coordinator and other Laguna Canyon Foundation staff, volunteers, land managers, Park users, regulatory agencies and other partners and stakeholders to coordinate and implement the Trail Program. Though this position will be primarily funded through the Trail program, it will also assist with implementation of the Fuel Modification, Land Management and Restoration Programs as needed.


Duties and Responsibilities

Core Responsibilities:

·        Monitor, maintain, repair and improve singletrack trails in the South Coast Wilderness

·        Partnering with the Outreach Department, plan, coordinate and implement trail stewardship volunteer event and manage and support LCF’s Long term Trail volunteers

·        Educate and direct contractors (hand crew and heavy equipment) in the field and ensure compliance with land manager goals, regulations and requirements

·        Coordinate with members of the public to answer questions and address concerns

·        Collect, manage, analyze and report geospatial and photographic data

·        Participate in monthly trail committee meetings

·        Maintain hand tools

Additional Responsibilities:

·        Conduct targeted invasive control, including the application of herbicides

·        Conduct weed assessment, rare plant and nesting bird surveys

·        Assist with marking fuel modification treatment area boundaries

·        Assist with preparation of maps and reports

·        Coordinate and conduct field work in support of new and ongoing habitat restoration projects

·        Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

·        Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management or related field and one-year minimum experience in trail management or vegetation management and/or 2 years minimum experience in trail management or vegetation management

·        Proven experience leading volunteer events, a field crew, and/or managing contractors

·        Certification or ability to become certified in Basic First Aid & CPR (training available through LCF)

·        Familiarity and experience with

o  use of handheld GPS units and mapping software

o  to quickly learn to identify local native and non-native plants

o  to quickly learn to identify local bird species

·        Computer literate, specifically Microsoft office and Smart Sheet 

·        Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills

·        Extensive experience working outdoors in all conditions

·        Passionate about Laguna Canyon Foundation’s mission

·        Highly motivated and a proven self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

·        Ability and willingness to work weekend and occasional evening hours as necessary

·        Access to a reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and required insurance coverage, and willingness to use vehicle for work purposes (mileage reimbursement available)

Job Description Summary

The Conservation Coordinator, Trails will work closely with the Director of Conservation Programs, Conservation Program Coordinator and other Laguna Canyon Foundation staff, volunteers, land managers, Park…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    September 17, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 35,000 - USD 40,000

Benefits

·        2 weeks vacation per year plus paid holidays and sick days

·        Laguna Canyon Foundation contributions to employee health insurance and retirement benefits

·        2 weeks vacation per year plus paid holidays and sick days

·        Laguna Canyon Foundation contributions to employee health insurance and retirement benefits

Location

On-site
10 Phillips St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA

How to Apply

Laguna Canyon Foundation is a great place to work. Please email cover letter and resume to Paula Olson. Look forward to hearing from you

Laguna Canyon Foundation is a great place to work. Please email cover letter and resume to Paula Olson. Look forward to hearing from you

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