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Application materials may be submitted immediately. Position is open until filled. For More Information, contact Becky McLogan, Parks and Recreation Director, at 248-651-7810 or <mailto:bmclogan@oaklandtownship.org.>bmclogan@oaklandtownship.org. 
 
 
Position Announcement:
NATURAL AREAS STEWARDSHIP MANAGER
 
Organization: The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC) is a local elected park agency responsible for almost 1100 acres of Township park land as well as the Oakland Township portion of the Paint Creek Trail. The PRC manages a 10-year park millage as well as a 10-year land preservation millage. These two millages fund all Township park/natural area acquisition, planning, development, operation and maintenance.  
 
Oakland Township has demonstrated its long-term commitment to the identification and preservation of natural areas through the purchase of parks to protect these resources. Ten of the 12 parks acquired by the Township contain defined high-priority natural areas, including glacial lakes, prairie remnants, forests, a heronry, and Clinton River tributaries. Conservation easements have been dedicated to protect key parkland natural areas.
 
Position: The Natural Areas Stewardship Manager reports to the Director, attends PRC meetings, and serves as an executive staff member at the Oakland Township Department of Parks and Recreation in northeastern Oakland County, Michigan. The majority of position's duties and activities are associated with the management of the Township parks' natural areas to maintain resource value. The Stewardship Manager collects natural areas information and develops and implements plans for appropriate stewardship, which includes: invasive species control; prescribed burning; native plant seed processing; species monitoring and research; and arranging and overseeing volunteer stewardship workdays. Daily communication with staff and the public is expected. Responsibilities also include budgeting, contracting, public relations and communication, supervision of stewardship staff, and coordination of volunteer stewards. Must work nontraditional hours, including evenings and weekends. 
 
Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Conservation Biology, Ecology, Natural Resources Management/Planning or related field from an accredited four-year college or university and three years of related experience in ecosystem restoration, management and planning or equivalent combination of education and experience. Great Lakes region field experience is preferred. Strong knowledge of native plants and ecosystems of this region preferred. Experience working with invasive species control, herbicide application, prescribed burning and seed processing. Experience supervising and managing volunteers and employees. Must possess valid Michigan driver's license and good driving record. Willingness and ability to obtain Current American Red Cross First Aid, CPR certifications and State Commercial Pesticide Applicator's Certificate within 3 - 6 months of date of employment. 
 
This position's specific responsibilities and required qualifications are available on the Parks and Recreation page of the Oakland Township website: <http://www.oaklandtownship.org/>www.oaklandtownship.org or can be obtained between 8 am and 4:30 pm at the Township municipal offices located at 4393 Collins Road, Rochester, Michigan 48306. 
 
Pay Rate and Starting Date: Salary range is $42,000 - $52,000. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting within four to six weeks after position is awarded; employee will be expected to commence work as a regular full-time employee of Oakland Township. 
 
To Apply: 
Submit one-page cover letter, resume, and three work/educational references to: 
Natural Areas Stewardship Manager Position 
Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission 4393 Collins Road, Rochester, MI 48306
 
Application materials may be submitted immediately. Position is open until filled. For More Information, contact Becky McLogan, Parks and Recreation Director, at 248-651-7810 or <mailto:bmclogan@oaklandtownship.org.>bmclogan@oaklandtownship.org. 
 
The Charter Township of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process may consist of but not be limited to multiple interviews, a written examination, test of computer skills, plant identification practical exam, extensive background investigation, psychological examination, and a physical examination including a drug screening and a personal profile test. 
 
 
 
 

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