Natural Resource Specialist Job Description

Natural Resource Specialist

The New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) seeks an experienced, well-organized, detail-oriented person for the position of Natural Resource Specialist. Candidates should hold a degree in natural resources, preferably at the Master’s level, and 3-5 years of relevant experience.

The Natural Resource Specialist assists in review and implementation of natural resource conservation projects supported by LCHIP grants to ensure that projects meet the high standards required by LCHIP’s enabling legislation. Major tasks include: assisting applicants with proposal development; contract design and execution; negotiation of language for conservation easement deeds and executory interest deeds and review of surveys, appraisals, baseline documentation and stewardship plans The Natural Resource Specialist also:

– Prepares materials for and assists Executive Director, review panels and Board of
Directors with project proposals.
– Prepares guidance materials and workshops to assist applicants in completing
– Updates Executive Director and the Board of Directors on project progress.
– Develops and maintains partnerships with NGOs, state agencies and departments and
similar organizations and works with them to coordinate project elements, programs
and events
– Assists with development and/or improvement of organizational policies and guidelines
– Helps develop project criteria, priorities and focus areas.
– Manages GIS data of LCHIP-protected properties.
– Cooperates with Historic Resource Specialist on parallel and shared duties.
– Carries out other tasks and duties as necessary or as directed.
– Reports to the Executive Director

In addition to appropriate degree, candidate’s work experience should be in some combination of natural resource protection, real estate transactions, conservation lands stewardship and law, particularly as it pertains to natural resource protection. Other desirable experiences include: natural resource management, inventory and evaluation; GIS mapping; public speaking; working knowledge of municipal governance and Conservation Commissions, Planning Boards and Select Boards.

The position is based in LCHIP’s Concord, NH office. The position requires physical ability to visit sites proposed for conservation, including possible hiking for several miles in rough terrain and any weather. Position also may include occasional evening and weekend meetings or events related to projects or program resource areas. This is a full-time position with state employee health insurance and retirement benefits.

Submit resume and cover letter by March 14, 2014 to or to:

Natural Resource Specialist Search
Land and Community Heritage Investment Program
13 West Street, Suite 3
Concord NH 03301

LCHIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

LCHIP is an independent state authority that provides matching grants to New Hampshire communities and non-profits to protect and preserve the state’s most important natural, cultural and historic resources. Its legislatively mandated mission is to ensure the perpetual contribution of these resources to the economy, environment and the quality of life in New Hampshire. All funding for LCHIP grant-making and administrative costs depends on the state budget process. For more information, see

Concord, New Hampshire
Land and Community Heritage Investment Program
Natural Resource Specialist Search

13 West Street, Suite 3
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
United States