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Conservation Center Floodplain Ranger

Society for the Protection of NH Forests

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a statewide land conservation organization that was founded in 1901 to protect New Hampshire’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources.  Today, with 9,400 member households and over 40 employees, the Forest Society owns 172 reservations in 102 communities across the state, and has interests and monitoring responsibilities for 818 conservation easements and deed restrictions.  With ongoing programs in advocacy, land protection and sustainable forest management, the Forest Society consistently ranks among the nation’s top land trusts and has been a leader in setting the standard for American land protection.  


The non-profit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks a candidate to fill a Conservation Center Floodplain Ranger position. The candidate performs stewardship and monitoring of recreational use on the 103 acre Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area (MROECA) working to inform the public of the intended uses of the property. The successful candidate will have a background in Parks and Recreation, Law Enforcement, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Geography, or other related field.

This is a part-time temporary position based at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH.  The Conservation Center Floodplain Ranger will be required approximately 20 hours per week May through September and the candidate must be available days, evenings and weekends in variable weather conditions.

Requirements:

Desired Qualifications:

  • Background in Parks and Recreation, Law Enforcement, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Geography, or other related field
  • Highly motivated individual with an outgoing personality, strong public communication skills, and outdoor skills.
  • Exhibits good judgment, self-confidence, cool headedness and common sense
  • Must demonstrate competency using and maintaining hand tools and power tools
  • Basic carpentry skills are a plus
  • Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation, and a working cell phone
Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Random monitoring of floodplain trail system and parking areas in variable weather conditions.
  • Forest Society Policy enforcement, including but not limited to:
    • “Leave No Trace” Ethics Enforcement
    • “No Wheeled Vehicles” Policy Enforcement
    • “No Smoking” Policy Enforcement
    • “Pet Waste Disposal” Policy Enforcement
  • Assist with outreach and education, including guided tours and surveys
  • Create and update content on social media
  • Coordinate monitoring efforts with volunteer Floodplain Monitor program participants
  • Perform trail maintenance and minor repairs to trail infrastructure
  • Other duties as assigned
How to Apply:

Application process:

If you are interested in becoming a member of the dedicated Forest Society staff, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by email no later than April 29, 2019 to Rebecca Darman at rdarman@forestsociety.org.

Salary Range:

$12.00 per hour

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: March 28, 2019

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