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ORGANIZATION: Texas Land Conservancy

POSITION: Hill Country Program Manager

LOCATION: Austin, TX or the Hill Country Region/Central TX

The Texas Land Conservancy (TLC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) land trust formed in 1982 dedicated to conserving land in Texas to benefit wildlife and to protect examples of our natural and cultural heritage. TLC works with private landowners to conserve properties that contain wildlife habitat, with unique ecological characteristics, or represent undisturbed ecosystems.

TLC currently monitors nearly 200 properties throughout Texas totaling over 130,000 acres. This position reports to the Conservation Director, is part of a four-person conservation and stewardship department, and is responsible for TLC work in the Hill Country.

Responsibilities:

1) Stewardship

a) Monitor TLC’s conservation easement and fee simple properties including GPS and photo documentation of each visit

b) Coordinate site visits with landowners

c) Create a written summary report of each visit

d) Document and resolve reported issues and violations

2) Preserve Management

a) Develop management plans for TLC preserves in the region

b) Implement appropriate management on TLC preserves

c) Coordinate/lead volunteer workdays

i) Requires weekend work; average of one weekend/month

d) Coordinate with contractors as appropriate

3) Outreach

a) Build relationships with donors, businesses, volunteers, and area naturalist groups

b) Create/manage regular TLC events, including public access to preserves, happy hours, tabling, etc.

i) Expectation of quarterly events on preserves

4) Project Evaluation and Recommendations

a) Evaluate new projects including site visits and documentation of each visit

b) Respond to inquiries from private landowners regarding conservation easements

P.O. Box 162481 Austin, Texas 78716 Phone: 512-301-6363 Fax: 512-301-6364 www.texaslandconservancy.org

5) Baseline Reports

a) Prepare baseline documentation reports for new acquisitions properties

b) Includes extensive GIS mapping and documentation of existing manmade improvements

c) Characterize various conservation values and habitats found throughout the properties

d) Identify and document any significant flora and fauna or other unique natural resources located on the property.

 

Qualifications:

1) A BS degree and a minimum of 5 years of related work experience in land conservation or natural resources field. Advanced degree preferred.

2) Ability to maintain strong working relationships with landowners

3) MUST be proficient in ArcGIS software, map creation, and GPS use.

4) MUST know Texas Flora and Fauna with emphasis on Edwards Plateau region

5) Knowledge of prescribed burning, land management, and wildlife census techniques preferred.

6) Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

7) Applicants must have strong people skills and the ability to occasionally work in sensitive situations.

8) EXTENSIVE travel with frequent overnight trips throughout the Hill Country and West Texas is required.

9) Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

10) Willingness to collaborate with and support other regional staff.

 

Compensation:

$50,000-$55,000 depending on experience. Salary negotiable with advanced degree or greater experience. TLC provides medical insurance and a 401k plan.

Application procedure:

Email cover letter, resume, and three references to Mark Steinbach, Executive Director, Texas Land Conservancy (mark@texaslandconservancy.org). Applications will be accepted through November 7, 2022