Current Openings: Forestland Conservation Specialist
Forestland Conservation Specialist
The Forest Society of Maine is a land trust that works on conservation projects statewide. FSM was founded in 1984 and has been nationally accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission since 2009. The Forestland Conservation Specialist works with landowners, partner organizations, and communities to deliver FSM’s land trust mission by successfully bringing lasting conservation to forestlands in Maine. The Forestland Conservation Specialist works under the guidance of the Director of Forestland Conservation out of FSM’s Bangor office, and works with other FSM staff to provide assistance with other aspects of FSM operations.
Summary of Responsibilities
The Forestland Conservation Specialist will work to initiate and respond to inquiries from landowners and partners to develop and successfully complete new conservation projects. Working with all staff and partners this person will provide project management for all aspects of land conservation projects. This person will be required to build and maintain relationships with landowners and project partners as well as establish sound working relationships with appraisers, lawyers, surveyors, realtors, and other professionals all in an effort to successfully conserve forestlands in Maine. Occasional night and weekend travel may be required.
Candidates are expected to have at a minimum a bachelor’s degree in a natural resource related field. S/he must be detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills. A basic knowledge of working forest conservation easements, negotiations skills, and an understanding of the social, political, economic, and ecological issues of Maine’s North Woods is required.
Pay and Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills. Benefits include medical, retirement plan, paid vacation, and sick leave.
Send cover letter, resume, and three references to FCS Search Committee, Forest Society of Maine, 115 Franklin St., 3rd Floor, Bangor, ME 04401. Alternatively, electronic application materials (PDFs only) may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “FCS Application.” Deadline for application: March 7, 2018.
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