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LPT Job Opening (Part Time / Remote)
Conservation Easement Monitor

Land Preservation Trust, Inc. is a non-profit land trust that operates primarily in northern Baltimore County, MD. LPT holds conservation easements on over 13,900 acres in 380 properties and is the administrator for the State of Maryland’s Rural Legacy program in the Piney Run Rural Legacy Area of Baltimore County. LPT co-holds conservation easements with the Maryland Environmental Trust, the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, and Baltimore County.

LPT is hiring a part-time employee or student intern to monitor conservation easements, including: 

  • reviewing terms of conservation deeds of easement on conserved properties, accessing recorded conservation deeds and current property ownership information online 

  • using online aerial images to assess compliance with the terms of the easement 

  • entering data from the conservation deeds of easement and from the review of the images and online ownership information into LPT's data base and 

  • uploading documents, data and pictures to LPT’s cloud storage files 

  • reporting to the co-holders of LPT’s easements

  • the monitor may make a limited number of independent site visits to properties for which the aerial images do not resolve easement compliance 

Training will be provided as necessary for:

  • accessing recorded conservation deeds of easement and ownership information online

  • reviewing conservation deeds of easement for key use restrictions and covenants

  • entering data in LPT’s easement database (in Excel)

  • storing data and documents in LPT’s cloud storage (on Amazon Web Services)

  • a broad overview of how conservation easements function to preserve open space, agricultural use of rural land, natural resource management, and land preservation

Requirements: the monitor must be careful, detail-oriented, diligent, and efficient, and:

  • be able to work independently and have experience working online to access data and documents from public sites

  • be comfortable working remotely

  • have a computer and internet access

  • be able to allocate between 10 and 20 hours per week to the work, on average

 

LPT would prefer to hire a monitor that will be available periodically to be in Baltimore County, Maryland for site visits and to meet with the LPT manager. Accordingly, applicants with a current driver’s license, a clean driving record and access to a vehicle will be preferred.

 

Applications should be submitted to LPT, attention Michael Sonnenfeld, at: easements@thelandpreservationtrust.org, and must include the applicant’s resumé, a paragraph detailing their experience with conservation easements and requirements, computer experience, and, for students, how this experience would complement their education and career goals. Please include any other information that may be relevant.

Resumés should be submitted by May 31.

 

Land Preservation Trust, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and this position is open to anyone without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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