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Conservation Supervisor

Memorial Park Conservancy

Houston ,  Texas

Overview:  Memorial Park Conservancy (MPC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring, preserving and enhancing Memorial Park for today and for generations to come. Memorial Park, Houston’s largest urban park, is nearly 1,500 acres and unique to Houston in terms of its role as both an urban wilderness and active recreation park. The Conservation Team is responsible for restoration and enhancement of Memorial Park’s natural environment as part of the overall execution of the Park’s long-range master plan and to deepen Memorial Park’s position as a leader in urban park management and ecological restoration.

Job Summary:

The Conservation Supervisor is responsible for overseeing Memorial Park ecological restoration efforts at the direction of the Conservation Manager. The Conservation Supervisor will guide and assist in the conversion, installation, and year-round operations & maintenance of the Park’s ecological restoration areas, including: upland forests; riparian forests; savannah; wet prairie/savannah; wetlands/ponds; native prairie. The Conservation Supervisor will work collaboratively with conservation crew and operators, field staff, contractors, interns, and volunteers.

Responsible for overseeing Memorial Park GIS and Field Data collection efforts at the direction of Conservation Manager.  Responsible for data management and integrity. Work with Conservation Supervisor, Landscape Supervisor, Capital Project Manager, consultants, contractors, interns, and volunteers. 

Specific Duties Include:

  • Supervise and perform conservation actions, such as natural resource preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and revegetation; habitat establishment tasks (site preparation, planting, transplanting, seeding, monitoring and care); long-term monitoring and management.
  • Participate in the development and execution of annual work plan with Conservation Manager
  • Supervise and report on staff and contracted and volunteer services
  • Keep inventory and coordinate maintenance of tools and supplies assigned to field operations
  • Maintain ArcGIS Geodatabase
  • Map field activities using Trimble GPS
  • Perform Aerial Photo interpretation, LiDAR and slope analysis, CAD conversion, as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Natural Resource Management, Ecosystem Science, Forestry, or related field
  • Experience in Natural Resource Management, Ecosystem Science, Forestry, or related field
  • Experience with ecological restoration techniques and operation of associated equipment
  • Experience with GIS management, field data collection, GIS certificate preferred
  • Strong communication skills; highly motivated; ability to work independently
  • TDA Pesticide Applicator License preferred.
  • Certified Arborist preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License

Abilities Required:

  • Ability to perform heavy, physical labor on a daily basis in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work a varied schedule with overtime including weekends, holidays, and evenings
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Sufficient strength and manual dexterity to operate power equipment
  • Ability to stand, crouch, and climb to use ladders and perform various types of manual labor

Safety Requirements:

Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Compensation:

Salary plus full medical, dental and vision benefits, paid time off, short-term and long-term disability and 401k retirement plan

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter along with two references to cwhite@memorialparkconservancy.org



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