Conservation Specialist or Manager

Southeast Alaska Land Trust

Juneau, Alaska

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details STARTING Range $45,000-$58,000
Required Experience 2 - 6 years
View from SEALT conservation properties around the Mendenhall Wetlands, Juneau, Alaska

Full job description here: https://www.southeastalaskalandtrust.org/wp-content/uploads45yI789N/2023/10/2023-SEALT-Conservation-Specialist-or-Manager-detail.pdf

Conservation Specialist or Manager

Status: Full-time, Exempt, Salaried

Starting Range: $45,000-$58,000

Schedule: Flexible

Position Summary

The Conservation Specialist or Manager is responsible for evaluating and planning land conservation projects; developing technical analysis, plans, and proposals; supporting SEALT’s compensatory mitigation program; and collaborating with partners in conservation.

Land Conservation (60%)

Evaluate and select land conservation projects, including both fee simple acquisitions as well as conservation easements, developing detailed technical assessments of priority parcels and their conservation values.

Mitigation Program (30%)

Support the SEALT In-Lieu Fee Compensatory Mitigation Program which preserves, restores, establishes, or enhances aquatic resources (wetlands, streams, and special aquatic sites) in partnership with the USACE.

Outreach & Partnerships (10%)

Cultivate positive working relationships with landowners, conservation partners, and communities, providing high quality information and connective resources for land conservation projects.


This position can benefit from a wide variety of skills and experience, including:

  • Relevant degree or five years of equivalent experience in any of the following categories: biology, botany, geology, environmental science, natural history, land use planning/management, conservation, natural resources, real estate/title work, GIS/spatial analysis
  • Knowledge of conservation easements, land use restrictions, and/or land management plans
  • Strong written and verbal communication, time management, & organizational skills
  • Preferred experience: background in wetlands science, familiarity with 404 permitting and mitigation, familiarity with Southeast Alaska habitats, project management, grant writing

Benefits Include

11 holidays, 12 vacation days, and 10 sick days per year; paid family or medical leave; flexible hours; kid- and dog-friendly office; retirement plan (3% match); and HSA contributions or equivalent salary increase.


Apply by December 1, 2023

Please send a cover letter and resume via email: Margaret Custer, Executive Director – Southeast Alaska Land Trust – 119 Seward Street, Suite 2, Juneau, AK 99801 – 907-586-3100 – Email: info@sealt.org

SEALT is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace. In hiring, we seek to reflect the communities we serve, including people of Alaska Native and Indigenous heritage, people of color, LGBTQ2S+ people, and people with disabilities. Learn more about our values and our team: SoutheastAlaskaLandTrust.org

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Category General / Stewardship, Land Trust
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