We currently have the following positions open:
Teton Regional Land Trust Stewardship Assistant
Date Range: June through to October/November (Start and end dates are flexible)
Hours: Four days per week (30 hours/week)
Location: Driggs, Idaho
Stipend: $20 – $22 / hour DOE
Application Deadline: May 31, 2023
One Stewardship Assistant is needed to assist Teton Regional Land Trust (TRLT) with Stewardship Program tasks including assisting with 1) land management including invasive weed treatments, irrigation, and fencing, 2) stewardship of conservation easement properties, 3) baseline studies and documentation to identify conservation values for potential conservation easements or property acquisitions, 4) volunteer coordination, 5) wildlife monitoring and data collection, 6) vehicle maintenance and office-related tasks, and 7) fundraising and outreach.
- Land Management: Manage TRLT-owned properties including: weed management, clean up, fence maintenance, fence removal and construction, and other management duties.
- Conservation Easements: Assist Stewardship staff in completing annual monitoring visits and reports, maintaining landowner relations, and following-up on potential easement issues. Contact landowners and coordinate TRLT monitoring visits with the landowner and additional TRLT staff/board. Maintain diligent record of all landowner communications. Prepare for monitoring and other site visits through the gathering of information regarding past visits and creation of maps using ArcGIS and other TRLT stewardship software. Conduct annual conservation easement monitoring visits and field data collection. Conduct remote monitoring and reporting using high resolution commercial satellite data. Draft landowner, government agency, and intra-office correspondence (letters, memos, etc.)
- Baselines: Assist Stewardship staff with preparation of high-quality baseline documentation including conducting field assessments and gathering land use and resource information.
- Volunteer Coordination: Assist in coordinating volunteers and work with volunteers to accomplish projects.
- Wildlife Monitoring and Data Collection: Maintain game cameras, assist with Trumpeter Swan and Greater Sandhill Crane monitoring, collect data and photos using mobile technology and digital cameras, and maintain data in associated files and databases.
- Vehicle Maintenance and Office-related Tasks: Assist with TRLT fleet vehicle maintenance. Office-related tasks include data entry, recordkeeping, reviewing game camera pictures, filing, scanning, and timesheet completion.
- Fundraising and Outreach: Assist in outreach events and fundraising activities including set-up and clean up before and after events, as needed.
Training will include: operation and maintenance of UTV, use of mobile technology for data collection, proper handling, application, and storage of herbicides and basic weed treatment equipment maintenance. All personal protective equipment will be provided by Teton Regional Land Trust.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- Bachelor’s Degree in area of ecology, wildlife or fisheries, agriculture, conservation, environmental sciences, range management or other natural resources or agriculture related field.
- Experience using ArcMap and Google Earth. Experience in remote sensing preferred.
- Flexible schedule: duties may require long hours in the field and work during early morning, evenings, and on weekends. Evening and weekend work will be limited.
- Applicants must be willing to work in variable weather conditions, including hot temperatures.
- The assistant may also work in remote locations (with cell reception) and under physically demanding circumstances.
- Experience with editing and writing reports and assimilating large amounts of information with a strong attention to detail.
- Ability and willingness to apply unrestricted herbicides for weed management.
- The assistant will follow all TRLT safety measures, including those for COVID-19.
- After the initial job orientation, the assistant may be expected to work independently with little to no supervision, or with a TRLT staff member.
- Applicants with knowledge or experience in western invasive plants is preferred, but not required.
- Housing is not provided and housing opportunities are limited in the valley.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: email@example.com with the subject line titled, “Stewardship Assistant.”