The City of Raleigh Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) seeks an experienced natural resource professional within its Natural Resources Section to serve as the Land Stewardship Program Manager (LSPM). The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of NC Piedmont flora and fauna and expertise in managing land in support of priority habitats and species. The primary focus of the position will be the development and implementation management plans for PRCR Nature Preserves (Annie Louise Wilkerson, Durant, Horseshoe Farm, and the southern section of Lake Johnson Park) that ensure the protection and maintenance of the unique characteristics that warranted this designation while encouraging appropriate public use and enjoyment of these areas.
The position will conduct natural resource inventory on undeveloped park property and provide recommendations for interim land management needs and opportunities. The LSPM position will reside in the Natural Resources Section which is one of four Sections within the Resource Division of the City of Raleigh PRCR. The LSPM will coordinate closely with the Parks Division and collaborate on implementation of habitat management activities that depend on staff and equipment from this Division, including their efforts to manage invasive species.
Hiring range: $56,732.00 - $62,186.00 (Promotional range may vary)
Duties and ResponsibilitiesDuties and Responsibilities
Inventory and assessment of NC Piedmont natural resources using both online and field-based approaches to summarize key site characteristics including but not limited to, topography, soils, hydrology, habitat type and level of sensitivity, previous land use, existing flora and fauna, etc.
Development and implementation of Nature Preserve Management Plans in close coordination with the Natural Resources Administrator, Natural Resources Program Directors, site staff, and Parks Division collaborators.
Support the Natural Resources Administrator in development of initial conditions reports and interim management recommendations on undeveloped City of Raleigh properties in coordination with the Planning, Design, and Communications Division.
Support the Natural Resources Section in prioritizing and establishing monitoring of important natural resources including opportunities for citizen science and environmental education programming.