Natural Resources manages Larimer County's great outdoor places, including open spaces and magnificent water-based recreation areas, and fosters responsible land stewardship through weed management and healthy forest practices.
Our mission is to establish, protect, and manage significant regional parks and open lands providing quality outdoor recreational opportunities and stewardship of natural resource values. We are committed to fostering a sense of community and appreciation for the natural and agricultural heritage of Larimer County for present and future generations.
To read the complete job description and overview of the Restoration and Stewardship Specialist Position click here.
Performs Professional and technical natural resource planning, management, restoration and monitoring activities on conserved lands. Oversees, as project manager, the study of natural resource conditions, design of restoration plans and implementation of complex, long-term restoration projects.
- Identifies and prioritizes restoration and vegetation management projects on park and open space properties, develops plans, secures funding and required permits, serves as project manager during implementation and monitors projects for success.
- Annually monitors and completes reporting for all conservation easements held by Larimer County. Performs resource inventories and ongoing monitoring of plant and wildlife communities, endangered and threatened species, geologic and historical sites, coordinates environmental clearances.
- Coordinates, manages, assigns, tracks, and evaluates progress of individual projects and provide reports as necessary.
- Works cooperatively with private landowners to develop conservation easement baseline documents and management plans to enhance conservation values.
- Exercise supervision over contractors, seasonal employees, volunteers and/or interns as assigned.
- Ecology, ecological principles, vegetation management techniques and practices including native plant revegetation.
- Expert plant identification.
- Expert ArcMap GIS and GPS file development and management.
- Research and locate recorded documents.
- Develop and manage budgets.
- Write and review grant proposals.
- At least two years of professional experience developing and implementing complex, long-term restoration projects.
- Familiarity with conservation easements
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in natural resources, ecology, environmental sciences, rangeland management, forestry or other related degree. Master’s degree preferred.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time. Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.