Natural Resource Specialist (Inventory/Monitoring) Job at Jeffco Library, Colorado

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  • Jeffco Library
  • Colorado

Job Description

**Purpose**

****Are you seeking more than a paycheck** **YOU** who take pride in their work, have an eye for detail, and believe in a positive attitude. Whether you are coming from a job where travel is mandatory, or leaving a company with an overwhelming schedule, you can find a better quality of life working with the JeffCo community. We offer exciting benefits such as flex time, generous holiday schedules, and regular business hours so you can stay put, spend more time with family, and enjoy all the amenities Jefferson County has to offer!If you are looking for a great opportunity for your career to take off, then this position welcomes you to work for a County that thrives on working collaboratively and overcoming challenges. We are seeking someone who has a strong work-ethic, is a self-starter, loves what they do and is motivated to share their knowledge and experience with those who they work with.**

Jefferson County Open Space is currently hiring a limited fixed-term, full-time **Natural Resources Specialist** to assist with vegetation inventory and monitoring on J efferson County Open Space properties by collecting and analyzing vegetation field data, identifying native and nonnative plants using dichotomous keys, and assisting with preparing reports based on sound scientific and biological principles. provides you the opportunity to work for a county that thrives on working collaboratively and overcoming challenges. We are seeking game changers, people that love what they do and who are motivated to share their knowledge with those that they work with.

The **Natural Resources Specialist** is responsible for providing for the conservation, preservation and management of the natural resources on Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) properties by collecting and disseminating natural resource data and information, preparing natural resource management plans based on sound scientific and biological principles, and completing various reports that detail past, current, and future needs to ensure best management practices are followed. Operates specialized heavy and light power equipment, hand tools, and data collection devices in the performance of invasive species control, forest management, ecological restoration, wildlife management, inventory and monitoring of natural resources, and related work. Trains staff and assists with supervision of park technicians and provides public outreach and communicate with other work units, departments and agencies. Protect park and natural resources Due to the nature of the work required, t his position operates on an atypical schedule that varies depending on project wildlife-related tasks required. Compensation will be determined based on education, experience and skills. This position operates on our four-day work week (Monday-Thursday , 7:00am-5:30pm ). Due to the nature of the role, remote work is not an option. Essential Duties: **Natural Resource Assessment and Management:** and, a ssist with other related tasks, potentially including but not limited to: invasive species management; data entry and database management; public outreach; and, potentially assisting with wildlife or other surveys at peak times during the season. May assist senior staff with defining and tracking vegetation inventory and monitoring tasks. **Minimum Qualifications:** Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience on a year-for-year basis in wildlife ecology, biology, natural resource management, or a similar field One or more years of work-related experience in wildlife conservation and management, natural resources, or similar field **Preferred Qualifications** : Experience with field identification of native and nonnative plants of Colorado Experience conducting vegetation inventory and monitoring Experience conducting rare plant surveys Experience with ArcGIS software, including mobile mapping software (e.g., ArcGIS Offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of criminal history, motor vehicle report, education verification, and/or references. Once the job bulletin has closed, the Talent Acquisition Team evaluates all applications based on the minimum requirements listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin. Next, the Talent Acquisition Team reviews applications for the preferred skills. While these skills are not a requirement for the position, they will contribute to the success of the new hire in this role. These skills are scored and the highest scoring applicants will be forwarded to the next step. The next step includes the hiring team reviewing applications and deciding who to contact for a phone screen/interview. The number of applications forwarded for Manager Review depends on the hiring teams request and can range from 10 applications to everyone who meets minimum requirements; not everyone who makes it to Manager Review is guaranteed an interview. locationGolden**Employee Total Rewards and Benefits**

Working at Jefferson County Government provides much more than a paycheck.

Flexible schedules assist in your work/life balance, in-house fitness centers keep you strong, and matching retirement helps you plan for your future.. A wide variety of great benefit opportunities helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle in balance with a generous leave & holiday schedule.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an organization that thrives on innovation and collaboration, and where being a leader doesnt require an official title. A career with Jefferson County will not only allow you to serve our community in a positive, customer-focused way, it will also give you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those living in and enjoying all that Jeffco has to offer. Jeffco provides exciting benefits like flextime, remote work opportunities, a four-day business week, and a commitment to growing and developing its employees.* Once the job bulletin has closed, the Talent Acquisition Team evaluates all applications based on the minimum requirements listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin.

* Next, the Talent Acquisition Team reviews applications for the preferred skills. While these skills are not a requirement for the position, they will contribute to the success of the new hire in this role. These skills are scored and the highest scoring applicants will be forwarded to the next step.

* The next step includes the hiring team reviewing applications and deciding who to contact for a phone screen/interview. The number of applications forwarded for Manager Review depends on the hiring teams request and can range from 10 applications to everyone who meets minimum requirements; not everyone who makes it to Manager Review is guaranteed an interview.

* If the hiring team wishes to speak with you further, they will reach out to you via phone call or email using the contact information listed on your application. You may receive emails asking you to complete a task within your candidate portal and it is important that you are receiving our emails as we do not want you to miss out on an opportunity.

Once you have created a Candidate profile, you'll be able to set up job interest alerts! This means you would be the first to know when we post a position that matches your desired role!

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Fixed term contract, Remote job, Currently hiring, Flexible hours,

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