The Heritage Coordinator senior-level administrator who oversees the Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center in the Division of Nature Preserves. You will maintain information on natural resource inventory, biological conservations data, conservation biology, and endagerd species conservation. Also, you will track the progress of five federally-funded grant projects.
A day in the life:
The essential functions of this role are:
- Plans, coordinates, supervises, and conducts natural resources inventories for significant elements of conservation including significant natural areas, high quality natural communities and endangered, threatened and rare species;
- Works with the Division Director to coordinate the endangered, threatened and rare species activities for the Division, and the development of endangered, threatened and rare species lists;
- Makes land protection and management recommendations;
- Reviews and approves data gathered by field biologists and coordinates maintenance and updates of natural resources conservation data management systems;
- Develops, submits, secures, and implements grants for natural resources inventories, land acquisition, nature preserve restoration and management;
- Actively participates in the international network of natural heritage programs and conservation data centers, including serving as a member of the governing body for the U.S. Section Council of the network association, NatureServe;
- Advocates use of Natural Heritage data with private citizens, consultants, private conservation organizations, and State and Federal agencies in setting land conservation priorities;
- Writes contracts and coordinates natural resource conservation projects with consultants and contractors;
- Coordinates environmental reviews to ensure consistency with department laws, regulations and policies;
- Assists the Division Director in the planning and implementation of overall division goals and objectives, including budgetary considerations;
- Conducts interviews, hires, trains, and evaluates subordinate personnel as needed;
- Reviews technical bulletins and professional journals and attends workshops to keep abreast of new developments;
- Represents the Nature Preserves Division with various private and governmental entities interested in natural resource data and conservation;
- Supervises the staff within the Natural Heritage Section of the Division of Nature Preserves.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
What we’re looking for:
- Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and methodology of administrative management;
- Thorough knowledge of department charge and programs;
- Specialized knowledge of state government administrative structures;
- Ability to coordinate and motivate diverse, professional and support personnel;
- Ability to be creative in developing alternatives to meet department’s needs;
- Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
- Ability to maintain cooperative work relationships.
- Master’s degree physical, biological, environmental, or earth science, OR, a combination of a Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of applicable experience