Land Acquisition Specialist

Eco Terra

Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Based on Experience
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree or higher in natural resource management, business/economics, real estate, law, or a related discipline.

Job Description: Land Acquisition Specialists are responsible for engaging with landowners to secure land for environmental restoration projects.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Establish landowner relationships for potential land restoration sites.
  • Coordinate with Eco Terra’s technical staff to properly evaluate potential land restoration sites.
  • Clearly communicate the status of land transactions in order to identify and address issues that may impede the execution of a land option or purchase.
  • Assist in overseeing third-party land contractors and consultants.
  • Engage landowners to secure the required documentation to establish mitigation banks.
  • Continue landowner support after documentation is signed and until the mitigation site is fully established.
  • Additional tasks may be assigned if necessary.

Position Requirements:

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and a high level of attention to detail with the ability to present to a wide range of audiences, including landowners, third-party developers, government officials, and corporate leaders.
  • Weekly travel within the state of North Carolina.
  • Occasional fieldwork with the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • 40-50 hour workweeks, with variability around various peak seasons.
  • Should have TSA-Pre or Global Entry or will be required to obtain one if hired by Eco Terra.
  • Must have a personal vehicle as the use of it may be required.

Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of or experience with farmland
  • The ability to effectively negotiate
  • Effective decision-making skills and an ability to execute under pressure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365; CRM tools a plus
  • Knowledge of real estate fundamentals is a plus


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Category General / Stewardship, Restoration