Conservation Easement Compliance Specialist, The Nature Conservancy

Job Title: Conservation Easement Compliance Specialist 

Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Organization Overview: The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, they create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest challenges so that there can be a world in which people and nature thrive. Rooted in the Mission and guided by the Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube.

Position Overview: The Conservation Easement Compliance Specialist is responsible for conservation easement compliance for the Wyoming business unit. This position provides expertise and support to the Wyoming business unit by planning and implementing easement compliance actions. They work with landowners to address easement violations and respond to inquiries on permissible uses and exercised rights. The position also leads easement amendment and correction processes. The position applies a solid understanding of laws and principles governing conservation easements. They may provide support on land protection transactions, property dispositions, easement transfers, and conservation easement monitoring, as time permits. 

Duties:

  •  Lead resolutions of easement violations, including coordinating with legal staff and landowners, and draft all documents necessary to resolve violations.
  • Maintain records related to easement compliance actions.
  • Gain cooperation from outside parties to accomplish program goals.
  • Ensure program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • Under minimal supervision, make independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and context.
  • May coordinate the transfer of easements, easement-appurtenant fee properties, or fee properties or conduct conservation easement due diligence.
  • May conduct property site visits to assess compliance with easement terms.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. 

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience negotiating complex agreements.
  • Experience communicating with the public and/or media both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience using applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Web Browsers.
  • Experience with principles of land acquisition. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience drafting, reviewing, or stewarding conservation easements and other legal agreements.
  • Conflict resolution and compliance experience.
  • Ability to explain conservation practices and legal instruments to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, and natural resourcepreservation.
  • Completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Excellent communication skills via written and spoken means. 

Salary/Pay: $60,000 – $70,000

Application Deadline: September 22 11:59 p.m. Eastern time

How to Apply: See full job description and apply with cover letter and resume on the Careers Page. Search for Job ID 52086.