Conservation Flood Plain Ranger – Concord, NH

Conservation Flood Plain Ranger
Society for the Protection of NH Forests
Concord, NH

Description:
Full Job Description
Reports to: Facilities Manager
Nonexempt, Part-time, Temporary
Hourly rate: $12 per hour

Position Summary:

The non-profit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks candidates to fill two Conservation Center Floodplain Ranger positions. Our Floodplain Rangers assist the Facilities Manager by performing stewardship and monitoring of recreational use on the 103 acre Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area (MROECA). They also work to educate and inform the public about the property and the intended uses of the property. The successful candidate will have a background in Parks and Recreation, Law Enforcement, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Geography, or other related field.

This is a part-time temporary position based at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH from May through September. The Floodplain Rangers coordinate their schedules to provide continuous coverage during afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Random monitoring of floodplain trail system and parking areas in variable weather conditions.
Forest Society Policy enforcement, including but not limited to:

“Leave No Trace” Ethics Enforcement
“No Wheeled Vehicles” Policy Enforcement
“No Smoking” Policy Enforcement
“Pet Waste Disposal” Policy Enforcement

Assist with outreach and education, including guided tours and surveys
Create and update content on social media
Coordinate monitoring efforts with volunteer Floodplain Monitor program participants
Perform trail maintenance and minor repairs to trail infrastructure
Other duties as assigned

Contributions/Outcomes:
This position educates the public as to proper use of the Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area, assists in maintaining the property in good condition and monitoring for appropriate uses. Over the course of the season the Floodplain Ranger should become increasingly able to handle typical situations, relieving the Facilities Manager of much of the burden of routine recreational use.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

Background in Parks and Recreation, Law Enforcement, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Geography, or other related field
Highly motivated individual with an outgoing personality, strong public communication skills, and outdoor skills.
Exhibits good judgment, self-confidence, cool headedness and common sense
Must demonstrate competency using and maintaining hand tools and power tools
Basic carpentry skills are a plus
Valid Driver’s License, reliable transportation, and a working cell phone

Working Conditions:
Candidate will spend most days working and walking outside on the MROECA
20 hours per week; days, evenings, and weekends May – September
This position requires work in variable weather conditions

Physical Requirements:
Ability to move over uneven ground for multiple hours during shifts
Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
Ability to use hand tools to perform physically demanding tasks
Ability to use power tools and equipment (helpful but not required)

Additional Information: https://forestsociety.org/conservation-center-floodplain-ranger-1

Contact Name: Rebecca Darman
Contact Email: rdarman@forestsociety.org

Contact Us

To contact NESAF, please email the appropriate member of our leadership team. General questions can be directed to our Chair or the website administrator.

NESAF

New England Society of American Foresters
54 Portsmouth Street
Concord, NH 03301