Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is excited to welcome a Natural Resources Supervisor to their Nature Preserves and Natural Resources Division! This full-time position will lead the division’s design, development and support to GIS biological field applications, data management/analysis, and maintenance of ESRI-based licenses. In addition, this position will participate in prescribed burns, boundary protection, invasive species management, biological data collection and interpretation as well as endangered species management. The preferred candidate will have a strong proficiency in utilizing GIS programs to support natural resources management as well as knowledge of local flora and fauna and their management principles.
· Effectively work as part of a team to accomplish mission of the Division and goals of the Natural Resources Section. Use the Department Master Plan and the Section’s Resource Management Plan as a guide for prioritization and management on county-owned land.
· Lead the NR Section’s design, development and support of GIS field applications, data management/analysis, and maintenance of ESRI-based licenses.
· Lead or assist with natural resource health and diversity-enhancing initiatives, including non-native invasive species control, prescribed burning, natural community restoration, wildlife population management, and early successional habitat management
· Assist with flora and fauna inventory, monitoring, and management
· Assist with property management including encroachment, trail planning and restoration, and boundary marking. Manage contracts and supervise contractors as needed.
· Assist with biological assessments and reports on properties considered for acquisition or to help guide planning on County-owned land.
· Collaborate as needed with natural resource technical support regarding other park property, other governmental cooperators, and non-profit partners.
· Collaborate effectively with federal, state and local agency personnel, environmental groups, journalists, and the general public.
· Use GPS, GIS, and Microsoft Office suite and other applications to accomplish daily administrative and technical tasks such as reports, presentations, and data storage/analysis. Use trucks, power tools, farm tractors, and other equipment to manage and maintain natural and work areas as needed.
· Adhere to FLSA work standards and the county’s work policy. Maintain administrative records including time sheet, attendance, pesticide use, injury reports, etc.
· Recruit and effectively supervise career-service and/or limited part-time staff in accordance with Mecklenburg County human resources guidelines. Work with interns and volunteers when applicable
Education: Masterâ€™s Degree in Wildlife Biology, Forestry, Botany, Natural Resources, Ecology or closely related field.
Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of experience in natural resources management; One (1) year of supervisory experience.
Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted?:Â Yes
Requires a valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driverâ€™s License and County Driving Privileges.
If not already obtained, must be able to obtain and maintain basic Fire Crew Certification (IS-100, IS-700, L-180, S-130, S-190, RT-130) and NC Pesticide Applicatorâ€™s License within first year of employment.