Employment

January 2, 2020

We are currently hiring for the Land Steward position:

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, a nonprofit, accredited land trust, owns and manages the 4500- acre Wildlands in East Orland, and owns/manages several other properties. The Wildlands is managed for a balance of wildlife habitat, sustainable forestry and recreation. It is open to the public for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, horseback riding as well as hunting, fishing and trapping. The Trust maintains about 25 miles of gravel roads and trails.  For information about GPMCT, please go to www.greatpondtrust.org 

The Land Steward is responsible for prioritizing and implementing the maintenance, construction, and general management of Trust properties to the highest standard. 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining roads, trails, boundaries, other infrastructure to established standards
  • Supervising contractors doing road and trail erosion control and other projects
  • Monitoring of habitats and rare species; invasive species monitoring and removal
  • Maintaining kiosks, signage, iron rangers and other outreach tools
  • Organizing and managing volunteers in the field
  • Greeting visitors, enforcing our guidelines and responding to any urgent situations
  • Posting photos and events to social media
  • Implementing  the Wildlands Management Plan as required
  • Managing systems to collect data, prioritize, and  manage road, trail, culvert, bridge, sign, kiosk, boundaries and other infrastructure inventories
  • Maintaining positive relationships and open communications with staff, committees and board; know and adhere to GPMCT policies and procedures
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Strong familiarity with ecology and natural resources of eastern Maine/surrounding area
  • Project management experience
  • Significant trail construction/maintenance experience 
  • Farm tractor, and small equipment (brush mower, chain saw, drills, weed whacker, hand saws, pole saws) operation
  • Attention to detail; ability to see subtle changes in the environment; ability to see land and facilities from the public’s perspective
  • Knowledge of native and invasive trees, plants and wildlife
  • Ability to positively interact with the public and volunteers, represent the Trust
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Other requirements:

  • Be in excellent physical condition and able to carry 40 pounds; negotiate rugged, steep hiking trails in all weather
  • Attend night and weekend meetings and events
  • Have valid driver’s license and reliable, insured vehicle 
  • Have cell phone

Compensation: Starting pay for this half-time position is $24/ Hour for 20 hours/ week, or $25,000/ year. Additional benefit of 15 days paid personal time. Work time is generally skewed towards summer, with approximately 30 hours/ week expected May- October and 10 hours/week November- April.

About GPMCT:  www.greatpondtrust.org 

To Apply:  Email a cover letter, resume, and three references to: [email protected], with “Land Steward Position” as the subject, by January 24, 2020.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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